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Forum: South Africa
Jul 29th 2015, 11:26 am
Replies: 13
Views: 6,652
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Proof of British citizenship documentation for SA passport renewal

I also renewed my Passport in SA last time around. I got them to send it to my brothers address and he forwarded it to me in the UK.....however that was when I was last in SA 16 years ago!!

I...
May 7th 2015, 2:30 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Isle of Wight - Any info please

Hi CoxSA

I left SA in 93 and lived over their some 20 years....Pretoria/ Cape Town. I totally sympathize with not wanting to go back Essex way....not my cup of tea at all!

I am not sure if you...
May 6th 2015, 3:06 pm
Replies: 15,492
Views: 597,861
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Leaving the EU

Personally I support UKIP.

Come tomorrows General Election I am fairly certain that UKIP will have several MP's in Westminster.

Will UKIP win a referendum? My gut instinct says I doubt it!.
...
May 6th 2015, 2:31 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Isle of Wight - Any info please

Hello CoxSA

I noticed your post on the SA Forum. I used to live in Cape Town but now live in Fareham almost opposite to the Isle of Wight. I work with several colleagues who were born and bred on...
Oct 28th 2014, 11:57 am
Replies: 25
Views: 8,763
Posted By eliscolin

Re: British expats in Panama

Interested to know your thoughts on Spain.

I live in the UK, although I am a dual British/ South African and my wife is Brazilian but I particularly like Northern Spain as I enjoy hiking,...
Forum: Canada
Oct 24th 2014, 4:07 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 9,735
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Returning to the UK

In regards to the UK - over-population, poor infrastructure and general quality of life. Far to many people in this country, the place is creaking at the seams.

Most of Europe apart from...
Forum: Canada
Oct 24th 2014, 2:54 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 9,735
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Returning to the UK

My advice to anyone on here thinking of returning to the UK never burn your bridges...particularly if you have a valuable Citizenship to a country like Canada, Australia or NZ, all of them first...
Forum: Canada
Oct 23rd 2014, 4:06 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 9,735
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Returning to the UK

I live in the UK and would recommend that anyone contemplating coming back here makes sure they have their Canadian Citizenship sorted out first.
Forum: Africa
Mar 26th 2007, 8:55 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Table Mountain: Tourists robbed

This just in from the Mountain Club of SA

There were several more attacks near Silvermine reserve this weekend.
Numbers are uncertain but 2 or 3 groups were mugged by 2, possibly 3 men
just...
Feb 27th 2007, 11:01 am
Replies: 77
Views: 45,229
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Where is the best place to live???

Not a tedious message at all, in fact very enlightening and confirms what most people have said about both Chile and Argentina. I have a friend who was a diplomat in Chile for 3 years and then went...
Feb 25th 2007, 11:15 am
Replies: 77
Views: 45,229
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Where is the best place to live???

Things are about to go tits up over here.

Common arguments are the cost of living, housing, tax, congestion, anti social youth and immigration…..although important these issues are trivia...
Feb 23rd 2007, 1:27 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 45,229
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Where is the best place to live???

I have looked at Brazil, Chile or Argentina and Chile is particularly promising. I have spoken to several Britons who live there and they have praised it very highly. Chile has the least crime or...
Forum: Africa
Feb 22nd 2007, 3:16 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 6,725
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Moving to SA

Hi Campbell’s

I second you on being sad about the sorry state of that country. I am still a member of the Mountain Club of SA and when the monthly climbing journals are emailed to me I get...
Nov 23rd 2006, 2:28 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Decisions decisions... leaving Brazil?

Hi SSR

Salaries in the UK may appear higher by comparison, but remember the cost of living is high to offset that.

My wife is from a working class family, when she first arrived here she was...
Nov 21st 2006, 1:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Decisions decisions... leaving Brazil?

Hi SSR

I am British and my wife is Brazilian with family in Sao Paulo although they are from the North East originally. My wife has been in the UK for over 3 years now and has settled but still...
Feb 15th 2006, 11:07 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Debt spirals out of control

Hi Pdohr

In the last two years the atmosphere has changed in the UK and the “herd” are beginning to feel twitchy and nervous as the great illusions of spending the banks wealth begins to fall...
Feb 8th 2006, 1:03 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,606
Posted By eliscolin

Re: House price poll

The BBc has an article about this subject today

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4689954.stm
Forum: Africa
Feb 6th 2006, 11:55 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,477
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Looking to move to SA

I found this article on the African Crisis site

Interesting article you posted regarding gang rape and apartheid. Two months ago I was sexually assaulted by a group of four black males. They...
Dec 12th 2005, 4:09 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 18,471
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Why come back to Britain?????

The difference between your friends and I is that I have lived abroad most of my life. If I had the ultimate choice I would live in Canada/ OZ or NZ, because they are English speaking countries which...
Dec 12th 2005, 1:27 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,835
Posted By eliscolin

Re: How much do you need to make...

I am not absolutely certain to be honest, but having a couple of children...depending on age you should be entitled to certain tax breaks which should help.
Dec 12th 2005, 12:27 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,835
Posted By eliscolin

Re: How much do you need to make...

It depends what you equate as comfortable? If it means being able to pay the bills on time every month with a bit over and considering that London is the most expensive region in the country....50K I...
Dec 12th 2005, 8:51 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,732
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Moving Back Just Isn't Feasable

Exactly, you have hit the nail smack on the head. I currently live in the Southampton area and a small 3 bedroomed terraced house costs on average of £150000. Occasionally properties appear that are...
Dec 10th 2005, 6:48 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 18,471
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Why come back to Britain?????

Somebody I know well just told me that at the bank branch he works at in London they banned Father Christmas and any other reference to Christmas for fear of offending those of a *different religious...
Dec 10th 2005, 5:35 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 18,471
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Why come back to Britain?????

They still think *merry old England* exists. :)

It was in the news this week that a girl was disciplined at school for wearing a crucifix. Meanwhile at the same school the other cultures are...
Dec 10th 2005, 5:20 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 18,471
Posted By eliscolin

Re: Why come back to Britain?????

Theres a difference....when my wife came to the UK, we filled out the forms, paid our money and waited our turn in the queue. We support ourselves and have never asked anybody for anything.

A...
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