One of the traditions of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings is that the leaders from the countries involved all have to dress up in the host nation's national dress. The next meeting is in Australia, a country lacking a distinctive national outfit. So there is now a debate down under on what to wear. One of the suggestion: a family photo of 21 Asia-pacific leaders in swimsuits and flip-flops!
That is a superb idea! I'm serious, it's great! Bikinis, thongs and speedos! Brilliant! Unfortunately, the idea is so off-beat it's being discounted even before being given a chance, "wouldn't be very diplomatic" they say.
The leading contender so far, the traditional (boring) Australian bush outfits. Akubra wide-brimmed hat along with oilskin coats and boots. Arrgh! I have to to stop here before I vomit.