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    What do you think about Australia?

    hi,

    Originaly from France, I 've been living in Australia for 6 months now.

    So please tell your opinion about this country.

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    It depends what point of view your asking for? Politics? Weather? Economy?

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    I kind like it myself.

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    Australia rocks, and we'll take your tourism dollars anyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    Australia rocks, and we'll take your tourism dollars anyday.
    Haha, that's a fact!

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    Talking of Aussie tourism... It seems the "So where the bloody hell are you?" advert is finally allowed to be shown here in the UK. A few months ago, I heard it was banned, but yesterday I saw it twice on two different channels.

    Even though I have never been to Australia, it is close to the top of my list of "Best Nations". The relaxed but also hard working lifestyle that so many Aussies seem to enjoy is what sets the country apart from others, in my opinion. Work hard, play hard seems to be what many folk down under stick to.

    I'll go there... some day. With a bit of luck I'll get to ride on the back of a lovely new A380 plane with a lovely, female Aussie cabin crew (I added the "female" part to stop the wise jokes) That's if they ever get the damn plane ready for production!
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    Going to wait for the A380 huh..

    Hope you weren't planing on visting soon.

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    A lot of my friends, including my relatives migrate there. Guess Australia has some sort of magnetism for people. For me I still love my country Singapore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equentity - Jamie
    . . . I'll go there... some day. With a bit of luck I'll get to ride on the back of a lovely new A380 plane with a lovely, female Aussie cabin crew . . .
    You mean this cabin crew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techark
    Hope you weren't planing on visting soon.
    I wasn't, but the A380 isn't exactly planning on visiting soon either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    You mean this cabin crew?
    Dayum! I'll go on a paper plane right now if that cabin crew is on board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    You mean this cabin crew?
    Naw he is coming from the UK he will be flying with this air crew.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg

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    It better be good there Flying down on Feb 5th 2007, can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techark
    Naw he is coming from the UK he will be flying with this air crew.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg


    That sums up us Yorkshire folk *so* well!

    Fantastic!

    I just watched it again, and it seems Yorkshire Airlines gives a 40" seat pitch as standard. Where do I book?
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    There are so many cute Asian girls in Sydney!!

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    Haha, so many hot girls all together mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex-Steve
    It better be good there Flying down on Feb 5th 2007, can't wait!
    One thing about Australia it is the always good.

    Head for the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techark
    Naw he is coming from the UK he will be flying with this air crew.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6VLYpKGVBUg
    Goodness me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lite_ws
    hi,

    Originaly from France, I 've been living in Australia for 6 months now.
    How are you liking it so far?

    Personally, I think it is a great place, but I might be a tad biased
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon-e-mouse
    How are you liking it so far?

    Personally, I think it is a great place, but I might be a tad biased
    I really enjoy living here the life is so different, I really enjoy the weather, despite the fact that it's too hot 3 months a year, for example today it was 35 degre for the spring, in France it would be impossible.

    I think it will be the reason why i wouldn't like to migrate here for the rest of my life, i just want to stay here a couple of years it will be enough.

    I really enjoy going to the beach, the waves are so huge to compare to the mediterranea where i'm from.

    I really like living here in near by the city sydney without my car, not spending his money for a stupid car it's very good.

    I think the Australian people are very nice, most of the time i met people and i say i am french, they become more interested by me.
    to resume i am really satisfied.
    The only thing is that, to find a normal good job when you are not completly fluent in english, it's not so easy.

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    well the country is very nice, i have not been there though my friends stay there.

    Very nice place,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    You mean this cabin crew?

    i wanna fly austrila
















    Australia i mean

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    Australia stinks, that's why they're on their own continent.




















    Just joking, I like hot weather so Australia would be a dream place for me. Not to mention the hot blondes
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    I think of .... Neighbours haha (anyone in the UK will know what im on about... but apparently its not very popular in Oz lmao).

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    well today I was studying countries land size, population and other stuff with my father and I was amazed to see Australians has only 2.3 people / square kilometer and has so much big desert. I also discovered truck rails. amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahinder
    well today I was studying countries land size, population and other stuff with my father and I was amazed to see Australians has only 2.3 people / square kilometer and has so much big desert. I also discovered truck rails. amazing.
    Yes, there's one man and a hot blonde+her big rack that counts for 0.3 in every square kilometer, I love Australia!
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    Lets see...

    - Came to Sydney Australia when I was 4?
    - Did primary school, and now last yr of high school
    - The only place to go in Syd..is the city..or the beach? Chatswood is horrible..

    Its a good place, but just small...which makes it kinda boring!

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    I don't like Australia at all, sorry. I have lived there for about 8 years in total in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra and it wasn't too enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mahinder
    well today I was studying countries land size, population and other stuff with my father and I was amazed to see Australians has only 2.3 people / square kilometer and has so much big desert.
    Yep, lots of desert in Australia. The majority of the population lives around the coastline, and thins out as you go inland. We live about 2 hours off the coast, in Toowoomba. We're about 700 meters above sea level here, and the air is clean and the humidity is very low.

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    I love a sunburnt country,
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    The wide brown land for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever
    I don't like Australia at all, sorry. I have lived there for about 8 years in total in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra and it wasn't too enjoyable.
    I hope you'll be happier in Jakarta

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    One thing to think about, youre opinion of a country or place you live is largely biased by the personal situation you're in. If you're sad, and depressed, it can still be a crappy place to live (anywhere). but if you're happy you're likely to be more open to explore and find what it's got to offer.

    Personally? i would LOVE to retire and move there. But I'd have to sell e-places to do it. I run that as a hobby and I wouldn't have any free time if I lived in a place as magnificant as that.

    Now, the burning question. What is the humidity like there?
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    I love these threads...

    Anyone want a pet kangaroo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-places
    Now, the burning question. What is the humidity like there?
    That depends entirely where you are and the season. But by all accounts it is nowhere near the level it is in some parts of the states in summer. I have seen 100% humidity at times when I check weather patterns over there. Probably in Australia, the area I live in would be the highest humidity level (I am in the tropical zone), but I don't think we have been over 80%. In the dry season it can get as low as 20% brrrrrrrrrrr.
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    Oh man, yeah see I would LOVE that.

    I am from San Diego which has arguably the best weather on the planet. The house I own is perfect. It's in mission bay. It's never cold enough to use the heater, and because of the ocean breeze it's never hot enough for A/C. You just leve your windows open all the time.

    But I would like to, and am probably going to go to Sydney and/or melbourne. It will be in the next year. But I am seriously considering selling e-places before I go. I've saved for a long time and I'm going to retire early. Unfortunately it's hard to do because i have a great career. Anyway, I had a friend in melbourne but she died last year. So I don't really know anyone there now. But I'm still going. This thread made me get all excited about it
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    I hate humidity. Sucks the life right out of ya. Lived in Ipswich for 2 years, and that was hot and humid. bah. Never again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    I hate humidity. Sucks the life right out of ya.
    I hear ya Bob, Hawaii is pretty humid and it's down right nasty! Granted it ain't no 100degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    I hate humidity. Sucks the life right out of ya. Lived in Ipswich for 2 years, and that was hot and humid. bah. Never again.
    I've lived in Houston and Louisiana and you are definitely correct.

    100 degrees (F) and 100% humidity is almost unbearable. It hurts to breathe and you feel like the air is so thick you could cut it.

    that's the last time I've live like that. I don't see how people do any outdoor activities. I know all the 'you get acclamated' stuff but that's only true to a point.

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    Tomorrow's forcast for Darwin:

    Sunday
    Afternoon clouds. Warm. Temperature of 33°C. Winds 7km W. Humidity will be 47% with a dewpoint of 19° and comfort level of 35°C. There is a 0% chance of precipitation.
    High: 33°C Low: 25°C

    Switching the weatherbug to fahrenheit for all you yanks

    Sunday
    Afternoon clouds. Warm. Temperature of 91°F. Winds 4mph W. Humidity will be 47% with a dewpoint of 66° and comfort level of 95°F. There is a 0% chance of precipitation.
    High: 91°F Low: 77°F
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon-e-mouse
    Switching the weatherbug to fahrenheit for all you yanks
    So thoughtful! Now I know why I always like you Jan!

    Quote Originally Posted by anon-e-mouse
    Humidity will be 47%
    Is that around the usualy humidity level in Darwin?
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    This will give you an idea of the humidity levels throughout australia.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averag...humidity.shtml

    I was going to copy a few map URLs but they appear to be the same

    http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climat...ps_newlook.cgi
    http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climat...ps_newlook.cgi

    So e-places can check the areas he will be in when he visits in February.
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