I'm not like the guy you were talking to, no, but plenty of Americans are. It's a by-product of living in such a large country. Ask people from the center of any continent- I'm sure they'd say the same. I've also never seen a man tup
a sheep, which I'm sure also seems odd to most people in New Zealand.
I think Australia is roughly the same size as the USA in terms of area. However the US is much more populated throughout.....Australia is mostly desert in its centre.
This is amazing that you guys have never, or have only been to a beach one or two times.
I guess I do take it for granted living in a tropical climate with a populated coastline. It does help that we have some of the nicest beaches in the world I guess.