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Old Sep 28th 2017, 12:24 pm
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Someone had to say it and you beat me to it!
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Old Dec 15th 2017, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee View Post
I thought Brisbane was just a river filled with bull sharks

You then have to travel half a day north (Sunshine coast) or half a day south to Gold Coast.

North trip due to traffic
South due to traffic and those death trap rides bugger wetnwild should be slicendice
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That is hilarious. I am sure we warned you.

Anyhow, Brisbane has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world right next to the city for an evening dip after work. Enjoy.
Does it? I thought that was a criticism of Brisbane that it was built in a crap location and far from the beaches
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Does it? I thought that was a criticism of Brisbane that it was built in a crap location and far from the beaches
the only 'beach' that could be described as 'right next to the city' is that piece of manmade concrete and sand at Southbank. And there is no way on anyone's earth that could be described as one of the 'most beautiful beaches in the world'
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This is probably the best part of Central Brisbane. Well from the wifes and myself point of view.

Didn't really take to Southbank up there, same as Southbank in Melbourne, to shiny and plastic.



The Grand Arbour is worth a look, other than that it seems Brisbane has sold it's soul to me. Melbourne is in danger of doing the same to a lesser extent. As long as they keep the laneways and old buildings Melbourne should be able to keep it's head half held high.

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Old Dec 16th 2017, 10:30 am
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Hehe

I reckon you and the OP haven't seen this yet. It fits Queensland as well.



August 31st

Just got transferred with work into our new home in Karratha, Western Australia, now this is a town that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings.

What a place! I watched the sunset from a deck chair on the veranda. It was beautiful. I've finally found my my home. I love it here.



September 13th

Really heating up. Got to 35 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.



September 30th

ad the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of palms and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but i love it here.



October 10th

This temperature hasn't been below 35 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat.

At least today it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.



October 15th

Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.



October 20th

I missed Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time i got to the hot car for lunch, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $3,000 leather upholstery. I told the kids that she ran way. The car now smells like Wiskettes and cat sh1t. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat.



October 25th

The wind sucks. It feels like a giant fxxking blow dryer!! And its hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the blink and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needed to order parts.



October 30th

Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. Bloody $600,000 house and we can't even go inside.

Why did I ever come here



November 4th

Its 38 degrees. Finally got the ol' air-conditioner fixe today. It cost $1,500 and gets the temp down to 25, but the bloody humidity makes the house feel like its about 30. Stupid repairman.



I hate this stupid fxxkin place.



November 8th

If another wise arse cracks, "hot enough for you today" I'm going to fxxkin throttle him. Fxxkin heat!

By the time I get to work, the car's radiator was boiling over, my clothes are soaking fukin wet, and I smell like baked cat!!



November 9th

Tried to run some messages agyer work. Worse shorts, and sat on the black leather seats in the ol' car.

I though my fxxkin arse was on fire. I lost to layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and my fxxkin arse. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass and baked cat.



November 10th

The weather report might aswell be a fxxkin recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and fukin sunny.

It's been too hot to do anything for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn fukin place? Water rationing will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms just might dry up and bow into the fukin pool. Even the palms can't live in this fxxkin heat.



November 14th

Welcome to HELL!!!! Temperature got to 41 today. Now the air-conditioner's gone in my car.

The repairman came to fix i and said "hot enough for you today?"

My wife had to spend the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail my ass out of fail for assaulting the stupid fxxker. Fxxk Karratha! What kind of sick demented fukin idiot would want to live here?



December 1st

WHAT????? This is the first day of Summer??? You are fxxkin kiddin!!!
This really tickled me
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Old Dec 18th 2017, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by joannesmith90 View Post
Both, Victoria or Queensland has it's own beauty
there was a thread post comparing melbourne with sydney in terms of sisters.

Brisbane is the fiery red head cousin.
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Old Dec 18th 2017, 7:10 am
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there was a thread post comparing melbourne with sydney in terms of sisters.

Brisbane is the fiery red head cousin.
Or retarded ginger stepchild
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Old Dec 18th 2017, 7:47 am
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Old Dec 20th 2017, 6:28 pm
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I've just moved to Brisbane and there are a huge amount of things to do with kids. A lot free also (google South Bank Brisbane and cultural area) for a start.
South Bank is absolutely fantastic for kids and grown-ups alike. One of my favourite places - or probably my very favourite place even - out of all downtown areas in any major Australian city.

Back to the original question, this thread's title should be changed to "Tundra or the Tropics."

QLD all the way, I wouldn't even blink if the other choice was cold, crime-ridden Melbourne. Plus if your husband's job is in education you could even strike gold and end up in the Gold Coast.

On a side note, when people in VIC retire, they often sell everything they've got and rush up to QLD (a complete no-brainer why!). When people from QLD end up in VIC for a longer spell it's probably because they...um...arghm... get incarcerated there.
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Old Jan 22nd 2018, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Stuck in Auckland View Post
I thought Brisbane was just a river filled with bull sharks

You then have to travel half a day north (Sunshine coast) or half a day south to Gold Coast.

North trip due to traffic
South due to traffic and those death trap rides bugger wetnwild should be slicendice

Half a day????? two days by horse? It only takes about 75-80 minutes on a good run to get from Bris Airport to Caloundra, and a bit less from Bris Airport to Surfers on the Gold Coast - just wanted to clear that up for the OP
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Old Jan 23rd 2018, 3:33 am
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Half a day????? two days by horse? It only takes about 75-80 minutes on a good run to get from Bris Airport to Caloundra, and a bit less from Bris Airport to Surfers on the Gold Coast - just wanted to clear that up for the OP
Though to be fair, it can take half a day coming back at weekends, public holidays etc!
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Originally Posted by joeyballantyne View Post
Half a day????? two days by horse? It only takes about 75-80 minutes on a good run to get from Bris Airport to Caloundra, and a bit less from Bris Airport to Surfers on the Gold Coast - just wanted to clear that up for the OP
Horses on the roller coasters are a visual I can't quite get my head around. I can't even work out why the roller coasters slow down the journey on the M1 tbh.
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