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i have always said i dont have rose tinted glasses about what a move to australia will be like and i think i have realistic expectations. but i cant help think that it will be a case of the grass is greener and i just wondered what the worse thing about living in australia is, and i dont just mean leaving family and friends behind, but every day living.
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Hi!! I think ( IMHO of course!!) the worst thing is knowing nobody!! ( It can be the best thing sometimes too!!) Its very time consuming making genuine friends and sifting through the bull**it and if you pick a 'wrong one' it can be very depressing!!

However there is a quick fix... Kick the arseholes into touch where they belong and you'll be right!!
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i have always said i dont have rose tinted glasses about what a move to australia will be like and i think i have realistic expectations. but i cant help think that it will be a case of the grass is greener and i just wondered what the worse thing about living in australia is, and i dont just mean leaving family and friends behind, but every day living.
The looks I get from the locals whenever I open my mouth. You would think they'd never heard a Scottish accent before (granted, some may not have). The other thing that gets my goat is being asked what part of Ireland I come from. Apart from that it's great.
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IMO I think the worst things is being so far from other countries which is usually not a problem until we want to get away for a long weekend.
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Australian rules football
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The remoteness of it all.
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Spiders!! - I've just had to do battle with another white-tail in the hosue
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Lack of familiarity and knowledge of things..... Not knowing whether to turn on a green light or wait for a green arrow, not knowing that 98 cents really means a dollar, (cause they dont have coins less than a 5 cent piece and couldnt actually give you 2 cents change), not daring to park cause you dont understand what the green writing on the sign means ! LOl !!
Its just.......Not knowing !!!
Same language but.....oh boy...... Different world all together !!!
Miles away from anything that feels safe and secure in terms of 'knowing' what you have to do xxx

Oh.... and the drivers......Enough said !
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The look on their faces when they know your english and then again when you talk with english accent.
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Rugby League - A shiter sport I have yet to see.
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Sorry but here's two:

The driving standards in Perth.

The cost of flights.
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Spiders!! - I've just had to do battle with another white-tail in the hosue
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White-tail? I've been lied to by friends and family. They have reassured me not to worry about spiders in Melbourne and around the area your in.
Just how many do you get?

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Rugby League - A shiter sport I have yet to see.
You do realise that it is an English sport and has a huge following in the North of England?
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Leaving family behind after 10 years realise mum n dad are getting older and sick.
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