The experience has been wonderful. Both times, the residents had spent significant time in Australia, and loved it there. They welcomed H and I warmly.
I approached these experiences cautiously, not knowing if it was the appropriate thing to do. But then I figured 'what the heck, what's the worse that can happen?'.
It's been wonderful, and we've resolved that we will keep stopping for these experiences. Also, H has decided he wants a Flemish flag for us in Australia, in the hope that people might stop and say Dag to him.