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australia?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
whats it like?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: australia?
    Originally posted by natash
    whats it like?


    Another world ! warm/friendly/full of life/things to do/ more of an outside life/more opportunity/etc

    the list goes on !
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I might be going to Melbourne for sking this summer.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Melbourne to ski?...dosnt and wont happen in Melbourne...but u can go out to the mountains and then it still all fake snow
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Australia seems to me to be very hot in places, the houses aren't that old and look like they've been thrown together. The only good thing about Australia is the Great Barrier Reef and I like the Aborigine culture. Shame none aborigines have stepped in and taken control now and is the country still run by our British Queen? cos if I'm right in thinking so what is the point? Great Britain's a long way from Australia.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by jacaranda
    still run by our British Queen? cos if I'm right in thinking so what is the point? Great Britain's a long way from Australia.

    Because Australia was a British colony. Canada still has the Queen as well, so do several other former British coloniesc. I guess it's more do to with tradition nowadays.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Stop being so offensive... we won't tolerate it
    Susie :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by falkna
    the queen has absolutely no say whatso ever in Australia

    Hence her role being merely traditional.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What is the point of having a monarchy? I mean ours is practically german right? not GB through and through and theres no point of one in Aussie land.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it wont take long to get rid of, its just a few fools in government who are traditionalists and cant let go of the past....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Falkna I agree with you. We don't need one shall we go on a protest and tell them to get out?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeh kick em out
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by falkna
    Melbourne to ski?...dosnt and wont happen in Melbourne...but u can go out to the mountains and then it still all fake snow

    Ahhh....bugger. I thought it didn't make sense. Australia = hot weather = snow. :crazyeyes

    But we can't go to Singapore or Fiji so i think i'm stuck on the beach somewhere. If there's a beach in Melbourne...where is Melbourne anyway....*looks for map*...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ummm....your going to melbourne and dont know where it is?...its winter here soon and it wont be all that hot and you wouldnt want to be on a melbourne beach in winter....thats if you want to call it a beach....head to sydney if you want surf...head to melbourne if you want style...melbourne is definately NOT a surf city like the others...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by falkna
    ummm....your going to melbourne and dont know where it is?...its winter here soon and it wont be all that hot and you wouldnt want to be on a melbourne beach in winter....thats if you want to call it a beach....head to sydney if you want surf...head to melbourne if you want style...melbourne is definately NOT a surf city like the others...


    Melbourne i thought was very "cosmopolitan" & funky but V. Small (as in the town & shops itself)

    Where as Sydney was bigger but not so funky the people there were more like people in London rushing around & materialistic & expensive compared to other places

    Thinking about it really I love Oz (although i am biased biend 1/2 oz & having family there) but its no more than a glorified Desert really about 80% or so must be uninhabitable !
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm going out next year as I'm lucky enough to have relatives in Perth. I'd like to fly to Sydney first though and see that side of the country, then to Perth. Any one know of good, cheap companies to book with that will include an internal flight?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by curly_girl
    I'm going out next year as I'm lucky enough to have relatives in Perth. I'd like to fly to Sydney first though and see that side of the country, then to Perth. Any one know of good, cheap companies to book with that will include an internal flight?

    go with Austravel they are superb sorted all my flights out for a month !

    I got a mail the other day from Quantas £499 return to Sydney with 1 free internal can be bad !


    when you going ? im going back over (nxt yr) September for 6 weeks !
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Umm, not sure exactly when but probably around Jan/Feb for about 2 months. That way there'll still be some heat left but I shouldn't die from the shock...in theory!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah jan/feb will still be hot ! its lurvely you wont wanna come back !

    just got anoter mail too try sta travel they have good deals too for about £499 to sydney
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    this is the mail i just got - all the picture bits it wont cut/copy/paste
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    MykeMyke Posts: 54 Boards Initiate
    There is real snow in Australia

    I was there last Summer, and if it wasn't for lack of cash I would have gone ski-ing.

    I spent 3 months in the Australian winter (June, July, August) and it's not all bikinis and swimming shorts. The South Coast gets bloody chilly!

    Real snow: http://www.goski.com/1aus.htm
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i live on the east coast, i'm soo cold at the moment, it isn't even winter yet. But yeah the best time to come to oz is spring, in my opinion anyway.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    falkna: its no wonder the Aborigines are all alcoholics with the way theyve been treated- having your kids forcibly taken from you isnt gonna do the mental health any good. Maybe Oz will become better when the Aborigines dont have to get over racist diatribe like that first. Though Ill admit itll be a while yet, if Sydneys Western suburbs are anything to go by.

    Anyway, winter in Melbourne is like a warmer version of Manchester- windy and rainy. Melbourne itself wont be snowy, it only is once every blue moon, but the Blue Mountains and the Great Dividing Range are alright for snow, generally. It can tend to be fake snow, created by snow machines, but hell, you get that in Val d'Isere.

    Melbourne is no longer rushing about like London, but its no small place. Shopping wise its easily as good as Sydney, and it ahs the advantage of not having to deal with yuppie Sydneysiders. The scenery is better too, get down the Mornington Peninsula to Sorrento and the national park, you wont regret it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kally
    i live on the east coast, i'm soo cold at the moment, it isn't even winter yet. But yeah the best time to come to oz is spring, in my opinion anyway.

    yeah, it is...for thsoe on a budget though, the best air fares are found in February and early March.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    quote deleted

    there are no words for how wrong this is!
    grow up
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