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  • Mola_Ram 18 Dec 2019 06:27:53 22,374 posts
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    It is 45 in Melbourne now.

    But seriously, on the street food thing, are you just talking about food that you buy from food trucks or whatever in Australia? Or street food that is specifically Australian?

    Because you can't go wrong with a pickled redback.
  • Armoured_Bear 18 Dec 2019 07:07:45 28,163 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    It is 45 in Melbourne now.

    But seriously, on the street food thing, are you just talking about food that you buy from food trucks or whatever in Australia? Or street food that is specifically Australian?

    Because you can't go wrong with a pickled redback.
    Whatís that?
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Dec 2019 07:11:56 8,686 posts
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    It's similar to bofa
  • Mola_Ram 18 Dec 2019 07:14:05 22,374 posts
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    Close to fugu
  • Armoured_Bear 18 Dec 2019 07:25:43 28,163 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    It's similar to bofa
    Whatís tha... hold on.
  • Syrette 18 Dec 2019 09:15:10 50,451 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I'm off to Australia tomorrow, Adelaide till NYE then Port Douglas in Queensland, 2 nights in Brisbane before heading to Hong Kong, 3 days there to break up the trip back home.

    I'm going to melt, aren't I?
    Honestly, are you a retiree? Seem to constantly be on holiday.

    Not bitter, just jealous!
  • Mola_Ram 18 Dec 2019 09:29:10 22,374 posts
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    I'm wondering what the draw of Adelaide is for a tourist. I mean, it's a nice enough city, but I don't recall there being much there.
  • Jono62 18 Dec 2019 09:38:59 23,609 posts
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    @Mola_Ram Where would you recommend? I went to Sydney when I was there 5 years ago and it was very nice.
  • Mola_Ram 18 Dec 2019 09:47:21 22,374 posts
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    If you like beaches, Sunshine Coast. If you like general wilderness and forests and stuff, Tasmania. Love Tasmania, especially as it's usually quite a bit cooler than the mainland.

    If you really want to see the Outback, you can get the Ghan train from Adelaide or something like that. Driving north that way is also possible, but take lots and lots of water with you if you'd rather not die if/when your car breaks down.
  • Armoured_Bear 18 Dec 2019 11:07:12 28,163 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    I'm wondering what the draw of Adelaide is for a tourist. I mean, it's a nice enough city, but I don't recall there being much there.
    My brother lives there, family Xmas , innit.
  • Armoured_Bear 18 Dec 2019 11:08:48 28,163 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I'm off to Australia tomorrow, Adelaide till NYE then Port Douglas in Queensland, 2 nights in Brisbane before heading to Hong Kong, 3 days there to break up the trip back home.

    I'm going to melt, aren't I?
    Honestly, are you a retiree? Seem to constantly be on holiday.

    Not bitter, just jealous!
    My job allows me 8 weeks a year and I make the most of it, usually more in the last few months of the year so seems more.
    Iím a lucky bugger so enjoying it while it lasts.
  • Armoured_Bear 18 Dec 2019 11:14:44 28,163 posts
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    43 deg C in Adelaide when I arrive. No way a pale Scotsman will survive that.
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Dec 2019 12:41:03 8,686 posts
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    Where I work they've embraced the socialist "unlimited vacation time" thing but I travel a lot for work so fuck long plane trips.

    That said, UK I am inside you
  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2019 15:04:28 65,947 posts
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    Off to Scotland soon. Not quite as exotic as I usually manage for Christmas, but looking forward to it.
  • anephric 18 Dec 2019 15:35:34 3,637 posts
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    I'm in Budapest for the Xmas markets with my missus. Not as nice as Germany or Austria's, but I've never been to Hungary before so a bit of a change.

    Unicum can fuck right off though.
  • Frogofdoom 18 Dec 2019 15:42:22 15,386 posts
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    Just to fly back after a week in Vegas and it has been glorious. 20 years since I was last here and it's just as good as I remember.

    So much stuff to do that isnt gambling, in fact I haven't done any, other than that I am just about to dump all my coins in some slots to get rid of them.

    Back on a diet now though as it feels like I have just reversed 2 months worth.
  • Jono62 18 Dec 2019 15:44:37 23,609 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Where I work they've embraced the socialist "unlimited vacation time" thing but I travel a lot for work so fuck long plane trips.

    That said, UK I am inside you
    Welcome back, now leave you forrin
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Dec 2019 16:14:18 8,686 posts
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    That's actually the first billboard you see at Heathrow
  • Frogofdoom 18 Dec 2019 16:29:15 15,386 posts
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    Did the immigration officer kick the shit out of you or does that not start until tomorrow?
  • Syrette 18 Dec 2019 16:33:14 50,451 posts
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    @anephric

    How busy is it there? And how's the weather?

    Definitely a trip I have my eye on.
  • Psychotext 18 Dec 2019 16:52:00 65,947 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Just to fly back after a week in Vegas and it has been glorious. 20 years since I was last here and it's just as good as I remember.
    I really, really fucking hate Vegas.

    It's great if you want to catch a show, but literally everything else about it sucks. A shiny veneer over the grimiest place on earth.
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Dec 2019 16:53:30 8,686 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Did the immigration officer kick the shit out of you or does that not start until tomorrow?
    They let the natives do it nowadays, they're way more right wing and militant than the customs staff
  • elstoof 18 Dec 2019 16:56:49 25,121 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    If you like general wilderness and forests and stuff, Tasmania. Love Tasmania, especially as it's usually quite a bit cooler than the mainland.
    Donít you have to take your sister with you to go to Tasmania
  • Frogofdoom 18 Dec 2019 17:11:00 15,386 posts
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    @Psychotext it's also great if you like eating out, there are shed loads of good restaurants here now. It's not cheap if you stay on the strip but downtown is amazing even if a lot of tourists never make it down that far. The food is pretty cheap down there too.
  • Your-Mother 18 Dec 2019 17:19:52 3,580 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Just to fly back after a week in Vegas and it has been glorious. 20 years since I was last here and it's just as good as I remember.
    I really, really fucking hate Vegas.

    It's great if you want to catch a show, but literally everything else about it sucks. A shiny veneer over the grimiest place on earth.
    Absolutely this. Go just a few blocks off strip and youíre suddenly surrounded by crack dens, homeless camps and meth heads tweaking out in broad daylight. Iíve been there a few times and will never ever willingly go back again.

    A handful of decent restaurants doesnít overlook that the city is eating itself alive and will probably be unlivable in the next decade due to the developments turning it into a heat trap. People are already literally dying in the streets during the summer months.
  • Dirt3 18 Dec 2019 17:23:53 543 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Just to fly back after a week in Vegas and it has been glorious. 20 years since I was last here and it's just as good as I remember.
    I really, really fucking hate Vegas.

    It's great if you want to catch a show, but literally everything else about it sucks. A shiny veneer over the grimiest place on earth.
    Worked near Vegas previously.

    Don't know about the shows but, the food is fantastic. They have some absolutely world class restaurants (not the all you can eat for a fiver ones).

    Also it is a great place to base yourself if you want to do some national parks. Death Valley, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands and Arches a bit futher but well worth a trip. Canyonlands is a bit difficult to manage unless you are kitted up but Zion, Bryce and Arches have some very manageable walks around the 10k mark.
  • Frogofdoom 18 Dec 2019 17:26:34 15,386 posts
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    I know people that live here and they love it, my main reason for coming was a friends wedding. As for people dying on the streets that's pretty much everywhere now, almost every high street in Britain is full of homeless people, that literally die in the winter months. Jamaica has mass poverty as well but it was still a good holiday destination despite being really quite dangerous.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 17:27:33 18-12-2019
  • TheSaint 18 Dec 2019 17:30:53 19,148 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    Absolutely this. Go just a few blocks off strip and youíre suddenly surrounded by crack dens, homeless camps and meth heads tweaking out in broad daylight.
    Sounds like most of the larger American cities to me.
  • Frogofdoom 18 Dec 2019 17:33:06 15,386 posts
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    Most large cities even, the gap is growing unsustainably between the have and the have nots. Not enough of those that have give a shit though, they just think that the have nots should just work harder.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 17:33:26 18-12-2019
  • Your-Mother 18 Dec 2019 17:38:47 3,580 posts
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    I know people that live there too, theyíre well off enough to live in subdivisions out in the suburbs with air conditioning and new development temporarily limiting any exposure to poverty. One guy I know is desperate to get out of there, despite a very decent job and a new house, because he knows heís in an unsustainable situation. Vegas has the fastest rising temperatures of any city in the US, and itís directly attributable to the ongoing development and expansion. Living there is less about enjoying the benefits as it is ignoring the problems.
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