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Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Old Jan 16th 2015, 7:53 pm
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by the troubadour
I'm afraid Margaret River is just way to expensive for what is on offer. Same could be said for most of WA.

Having lived in France there is little if any comparison to be made. A country that has most everything within reach. From great beaches, mountains, ski slopes (though expensive) with great presentation to match. Houses a lot cheaper as well.

Never been to Iceland, a place always wanted to go. Living in UK sure avails one to so much possibility to travel.
France to Margaret River W.A. (Hooterville?)
Ridden through decades ago(maybe it's changed) back then you need six fingers and two heads to live there.
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Old Jan 16th 2015, 9:09 pm
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Blackey_Oz
France to Margaret River W.A. (Hooterville?)
Ridden through decades ago(maybe it's changed) back then you need six fingers and two heads to live there.
Benz to a Yugo.
No, not changed, other than the webbed feet
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Old Jan 17th 2015, 12:46 am
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All this close to Europe stuff aint what it's cracked up to be. Besides, them places is full of foreigners and bloomin millions of them.

Anyhoos I can get a croissant in me local supermarket if I want one and a German sausage across the road. Have you ever crossed the road for a German sausage missus?
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Old Jan 17th 2015, 12:26 pm
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by the troubadour
I'm afraid Margaret River is just way to expensive for what is on offer. Same could be said for most of WA.

Having lived in France there is little if any comparison to be made. A country that has most everything within reach. From great beaches, mountains, ski slopes (though expensive) with great presentation to match. Houses a lot cheaper as well.

Never been to Iceland, a place always wanted to go. Living in UK sure avails one to so much possibility to travel.

One thing WA has you can't buy though, and it could be viewed as a plus for some at least, especially if your travelling and camping for free.... Lack of people.

Novelty would wear off fairly quickly I reckon, but probably worth experiencing until it does.
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Old Jan 18th 2015, 5:49 pm
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by kelmac

Both countries are great, and I liken it to being in a supermarket, not everything in there is for me, but I'll pick out the bits I like and make what works for me
That's a great way of thinking!
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Old Jan 19th 2015, 12:18 pm
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by ozzieeagle
One thing WA has you can't buy though, and it could be viewed as a plus for some at least, especially if your travelling and camping for free.... Lack of people.

Novelty would wear off fairly quickly I reckon, but probably worth experiencing until it does.
No free camping near anything as a rule and camping grounds are hardly the cheap places they once were.

Novelty of lack of people does wear a little thin. Although I take your point for those coming from crowded holiday areas in their own country the change may well be welcome.
Still plenty of camp sites are full here in summer as well in the popular towns. Neither is it possible to pitch a tent or sleep in a camper van in many locations as not legal.
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Last year we went overseas as a family 3 times and a further 2 times with just my OH, all to very interesting and lovely places, if you look you can get some excellent deals so you really don't have to be well off to travel here, (It use to cost us a small fortune in Aus lol) one of the best parts of being in Europe
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Australia is a prohibitive place to travel from, especially with young children and the long haul flights and jet lag. When I lived in London the world was on the doorstep - now I struggle to find varied interesting things for them to do here.
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If you put in Google "distance UK to Australia" it says 9,443 miles.

Did no one think of checking this before emigrating?
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Bix
If you put in Google "distance UK to Australia" it says 9,443 miles.

Did no one think of checking this before emigrating?
Clearly not.
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

I think in this day and age of modern travel, people feel like the world is smaller than it really is. We get lulled into a false sense of proximity... "only 24 hours on a plane". Trouble is, that 24 hours takes a year off your life!
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Bix
If you put in Google "distance UK to Australia" it says 9,443 miles.
Pah ! A hip, skip and jump

Try 11,426 miles.
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Old Jan 21st 2015, 4:50 pm
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Amaike
I think in this day and age of modern travel, people feel like the world is smaller than it really is. We get lulled into a false sense of proximity... "only 24 hours on a plane". Trouble is, that 24 hours takes a year off your life!
Thats why I fly home as much as possible, the shorter my life gets, the better
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Amaike
I think in this day and age of modern travel, people feel like the world is smaller than it really is. We get lulled into a false sense of proximity... "only 24 hours on a plane". Trouble is, that 24 hours takes a year off your life!
It does?
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Amaike
I think in this day and age of modern travel, people feel like the world is smaller than it really is. We get lulled into a false sense of proximity... "only 24 hours on a plane". Trouble is, that 24 hours takes a year off your life!
Then you land in Australia and find you have gone back 20 years.
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