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Old Jan 7th 2015, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by Dorothy
Do you two think maybe you could either get a room or just ignore each other? It gets tiring trawling through post after post of bickering.
Done - I'm out. But I'm still intrigued to know why a fair proportion of those unhappy with their time currently or previously in Australia, resided in Brisbane?
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Old Jan 7th 2015, 12:34 am
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Beoz
Done - I'm out. But I'm still intrigued to know why a fair proportion of those unhappy with their time currently or previously in Australia, resided in Brisbane?
Sheer bad luck. Its where my then husband happened to live.
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Beoz
Done - I'm out. But I'm still intrigued to know why a fair proportion of those unhappy with their time currently or previously in Australia, resided in Brisbane?
From 2005(ish) to about 2009(ish) all the 'unhappy with their time currently or previously in Australia' resided in Perth (or appeared to). You have to ask 'them' why because the rest of us who either don't live there or who love living there don't know the answer.
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Dorothy
Do you two think maybe you could either get a room or just ignore each other? It gets tiring trawling through post after post of bickering.
Boez and Grayling take note.

This will NOT be tolerated. The forum is sick of this kind of bickering. Pack it in now, the Mods will not ask again.

Beoz, pack in the bullying
Grayling, quit retaliating.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
From 2005(ish) to about 2009(ish) all the 'unhappy with their time currently or previously in Australia' resided in Perth (or appeared to). You have to ask 'them' why because the rest of us who either don't live there or who love living there don't know the answer.
Thats true actually, dear old PB and his 'arse end of the planet'........
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Beoz
Done - I'm out. But I'm still intrigued to know why a fair proportion of those unhappy with their time currently or previously in Australia, resided in Brisbane?

I've been to Brisbane several times, and I must admit it never struck me as the sort of place that I wanted to live. I recall on one occaion arriving from a flight about 8pm on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, and pretty much all the restaurants had already stopped serving. I ended up having crisps from a 7-11 style place.

It seemed dull and parochial. The CBD seemed quiet and flat.

In no rush to ever go back...


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Old Jan 7th 2015, 12:42 am
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Swerv-o
I've been to Brisbane several times, and I must admit it never struck me as the sort of place that I wanted to live. I recall on one occaion arriving from a flight about 8pm on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, and pretty much all the restaurants had already stopped serving. I ended up having crisps from a 7-11 style place.

It seemed dull and parochial. The CBD seemed quiet and flat.

In no rush to ever go back...


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Sounds like a fair enough description. Our mid week drining nights used to end at 8 quite often cos the pubs were closing in the CBD then. Kebab on the way home? No chance, Noodles from the 7-11 were the best we could get.
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Swerv-o
I recall on one occaion arriving from a flight about 8pm on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, and pretty much all the restaurants had already stopped serving.
Must have been late night opening
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Swerv-o
I've been to Brisbane several times, and I must admit it never struck me as the sort of place that I wanted to live. I recall on one occaion arriving from a flight about 8pm on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, and pretty much all the restaurants had already stopped serving. I ended up having crisps from a 7-11 style place.

It seemed dull and parochial. The CBD seemed quiet and flat.

In no rush to ever go back...


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Out of interest, presumably you were in the CBD, if you were in the same area in Sydney, how late could you walk into a restaurant and order?
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Old Jan 7th 2015, 2:01 am
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Originally Posted by tictac
Sounds like you were/are in exactly the same situation as us.

I've just read your other post too, it seems you are really peed off. Are you not in a position to go back to the UK?
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Out of interest, presumably you were in the CBD, if you were in the same area in Sydney, how late could you walk into a restaurant and order?

9:30pm is usually the cut off in Sydney - some lower scale places serve later, but if you want a reasonable quality meal you need to get seated and ordered before 9.30.


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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Swerv-o
9:30pm is usually the cut off in Sydney - some lower scale places serve later, but if you want a reasonable quality meal you need to get seated and ordered before 9.30.


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Fair enough. I'd struggle with eating a proper meal from scratch after 8:30 so I've never looked for open restaurants.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Fair enough. I'd struggle with eating a proper meal from scratch after 8:30 so I've never looked for open restaurants.

I like eating out, and I often either work late, or do something else up until I do. I used to take late eating for granted, but not any more, unless I just want a pizza.

Sydney's pretty pathetic TBH - it carps on about being a big, metropolitan world city, but is actually a very long way from it.


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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Swerv-o
I've been to Brisbane several times, and I must admit it never struck me as the sort of place that I wanted to live. I recall on one occaion arriving from a flight about 8pm on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, and pretty much all the restaurants had already stopped serving. I ended up having crisps from a 7-11 style place.

It seemed dull and parochial. The CBD seemed quiet and flat.

In no rush to ever go back...


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The CBD is dead at night, but a short stroll across the bridge to Southbank or head into The Valley and you'll get something to eat after 8pm. Brisbane is like a big old country town, but it's chilled, the weather's good, and it's a very short plane ride to Sydney or Melbourne. It suits me.
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Kim67
The CBD is dead at night, but a short stroll across the bridge to Southbank or head into The Valley and you'll get something to eat after 8pm. Brisbane is like a big old country town, but it's chilled, the weather's good, and it's a very short plane ride to Sydney or Melbourne. It suits me.
Personally I like Brisbane, that's the place we were going to move initially.

But having been here in Melbourne and lived through one of it's hottest days,
( which is nothing compared to Brisbane) I have to say I probably, realistically couldn't cope with the heat there. But a I think it's a beautiful city.
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