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If you had the choice: Australia or USA

Old Feb 28th 2006, 10:34 am
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Default If you had the choice: Australia or USA

I know some of you have lived in both countries or one or the other, so which would you choose if you had the choice and why?
(I've posted this on the Aussie forum to get both sides!!! )
My husband will be moved to either country through work and obviously our 4 month old son and i will be tagging along.I would be really interested to here the highs and lows of your experiences in OZ or the US of A. :scared:
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Old Feb 28th 2006, 11:39 am
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

Originally Posted by M J
I know some of you have lived in both countries or one or the other, so which would you choose if you had the choice and why?
(I've posted this on the Aussie forum to get both sides!!! )
My husband will be moved to either country through work and obviously our 4 month old son and i will be tagging along.I would be really interested to here the highs and lows of your experiences in OZ or the US of A. :scared:
Many thanks

simple.....the aussie accent would drive me crazy plus aussie is just too far away from civilization
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Old Feb 28th 2006, 12:39 pm
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Question Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

For money - USA

For quality of life - Australia.

You didn't say which part of the USA or Oz you may be relocated to - both countries are vast and Hawaii is as different to Alaska as Darwin is different to Hobart, Tasmania.....

From what I've observed over the years, many young professional Australians do like to live and work overseas for a few years purely to make some money as taxes are high in Australia. Without doubt, every single one of the expat Aussies I've met (including my best friend here in New Jersey) plan to 'go home' eventually.

My favourite city in the world is Sydney and when we lived in Singapore my husband often had to travel down to work in the company's Sydney office. We did talk about him getting a posting there but he just wasn't interested; one reason is that it is such a desirable place to live that he wouldn't get a very good package as the company can easily find staff to work or relocate there. His main reason is that it would have been quite limiting for his career - he is in senior IT management and it's not easy to progress in such a small Australian market.

Had to smile at TruBrit's impression of the Aussie accent...I actually like it and would far rather hear that than the dreadful New York/New Joisey accents which I hear daily here LOL!

So, OP - which cities are you likely to be relocated to?
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

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the dreadful New York/New Joisey accents which I hear daily here LOL!

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guess that's one advantage to living in the south.
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

I agree with TruBrit, Austrailia is too far away from the other countries I would want to visit. From what I have read from other posters the hot/humid climate is a big problem too, although I suppose if you are in the south it is probably not too bad. Sydney is no doubt a great city but when you leave the city there is nothing but bush for miles and miles and miles.

My husband could have transferred to the Sydney office 5 yrs ago but we decided to stay in the US, simply because the lifestyle here suits us better than Oz.
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

Originally Posted by TruBrit
guess that's one advantage to living in the south.

What, that lovely texan drawl you mean....
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

Originally Posted by TruBrit
guess that's one advantage to living in the south.
Not everyone that lives here has a Joisey accent you know.
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

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What, that lovely texan drawl you mean....
best out of the american accents i do believe
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

Originally Posted by M J
I know some of you have lived in both countries or one or the other, so which would you choose if you had the choice and why?
(I've posted this on the Aussie forum to get both sides!!! )
My husband will be moved to either country through work and obviously our 4 month old son and i will be tagging along.I would be really interested to here the highs and lows of your experiences in OZ or the US of A. :scared:
Many thanks
I'd choose Europe

Seems to me if you want any real information/opinions you are going to have tells us which areas of either country you have in mind. Both Oz and the U.S are quite a bit larger than the U.K
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

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best out of the american accents i do believe

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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

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I have said this before and I'll say it again:

We need a puke smilie!!!

When will the Mods listen to my pleas

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for sure, i'll second that
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

Originally Posted by Elvira
I have said this before and I'll say it again:

We need a puke smilie!!!

When will the Mods listen to my pleas

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a deep Texan drawl on a sexy man sure beats that nasal high pitched stuff you hear up North....I was only in JFK airport (it's where I very first set foot on U.S soil ) the people there really DO sound like Fran Dresher even the men!!! :scared:
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lol!!

Gimme Matt McConaghey's drawl anyday....

I believe I'm getting the vapors...(lol!)
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Default Re: If you had the choice: Australia or USA

Australia is like they've taken all the best bits from the UK and the best bits from America and made them into a really nice country.

Or is that Canada?

Anyway I'd go Australia.
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I had the choice 2 years ago... LA won.
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