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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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I'm 18 and undecided as of where to live someday soon. Here is what I'm thinking:

England:

pros-
*English Language
(I only speak English, so the transition would be much easier)
*Accent and the Men
(yea it's a huge turn on for me)
*London
(love it's history and the allure it has)

con-
*Pop Culture
(Queen 'whatever her name', Prince Williams the many, David Beckham, freakin SOCCER)
*Cold weather

Argentina:

pros-
*the Men
(If mens tennis is any indication of the men in argentina... )
*the weather
(I hear it's very warm all year round there, right?)

con-
*Spanish speaking
*civil war
(yea, I think DYING is a major turn off for anybody )

OK, I really don't know much about Argentina, I hope anybody could fill in more details for me, that would be nice.

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Re: destination?

I hate to be the downer but... dont forget real estate trends and prices...and job opportunity.

I'm aussie, and we have a lot of brits travelling here that often talk about how expensive london is...so maybe do a contiki tour there first lol!

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Just come and live in sydney...we have soccer (though not premier league), lots of other codes of football, we have a lot of tourists, so you get the accents, and our weather (aside from the last two days) is good! :P No war, though if John Howard isn't careful, who knows!

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yea I've thought of Australia!

maybe I will consider it more... thanks!

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plus the transport system is awfull in london, every bus and train is packed with too many people, you get someones armpit in your face on the underground trains, you get beggers everywhere asking you for money, drinks are far too overpriced, theres pickpockets everywhere.

but the museums, madame tussauds, parks, cafes and nightlife are good lol
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COme to Melbourne, it's almost the same as Sydney only less expensive.
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*the weather
(I hear it's very warm all year round there, right?)
That would be a con to me, really. Hate the hot weather; the sweating. That makes London a good place

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but the museums, madame tussauds, parks, cafes and nightlife are good lol
Madame Tussauds is actually quite poor, in my opinion. The British Museum alone is a good reason to move though.

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I agree with Bjorkman_girl come live in Sydney, its got the best beaches, best weather, great guys what more can you want??

I would love to go visit Europe and stuff but I wouldn't want to go forever, I love Sydney too much!!
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London is very overrated, England is actually not that bad once you leave London.

British rail have four excuses for why their trains are late it's called Spring, summer, autumn, winter.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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GWH, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch rail authority) has those too. Autumn is their favourite. They say the wheels become square because of the leaves that fall.

If I were you, I'd go to Finland. I still have to, anyway

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The Dutch railway isn't as bad as the crap they have in England.

Tell them in Finland you like Jari Litmanen then it'll be cool for you.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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But I don't really like him that much He is always injured.. And I don't care for soccer anyway.

Have you experienced the Dutch railways? The stories I've heard of the British railway are worse indeed, but the Dutch version isn't too good either.

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Sydney!!!!!

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I do love Jari Litmanen! And Sami Hyypia! Reckon they'd like me in Finland?

I went to London a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. Ok, things were a little overpriced and packed on the tube but if you like to be in a place where there is lots going on then Im sure you'd like it! There are lots of good eating and shopping places

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i wanna go to london bridge...been singing about this place since young but haven got a chance to visit it...

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