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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#16 » by AussieBuck » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:29 am

tasball wrote:Don't listen to all these Mainlanders -

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2013 publication has named Hobart (Tasmania) one of the Top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2013. Hobart is ranked at number 7 in the publication and is the only Australian city on the list.

To be fair he did say he was coming to Australia and not Tasmania.
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#17 » by vlietinho » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:42 am

As a Dutchman I should go there probably since it's named after Abel Tasman, the Dutchy who discovered it..
Oh wait, we Dutchies discovered Australia as well ;-)
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#18 » by vlietinho » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:45 am

tasball wrote:Don't listen to all these Mainlanders -

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2013 publication has named Hobart (Tasmania) one of the Top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2013. Hobart is ranked at number 7 in the publication and is the only Australian city on the list.


Amsterdam is second on that list and I wouldn't want to be found dead there.

Hobart looks like a nice city though, but it might be a little off route
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#19 » by White+Purple » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:57 am

Whiteman wrote:Are you planning to travel within Australia by plane? If so, you could spend a day or two to see Ayer's rock - it's a lot more interesting than the average lump-sticking-out-of-the-ground. The Olga's are nearby as well, also worth seeing (just as impressive imho).

+1

The National parks in the North like Kakadu are also great (if it's the right time of year).

+1. Right time of year is May to August though unfortunately.

Otherwise it might be easier to just stick to the east coast - it's very easy to fill 3 weeks between Sydney and Cairns. The Whitsunday Islands are gorgeous, Fraser Island has lots of sand, near Cairns the rainforest borders the beach etc etc

+1, but anywhere north of Brisbane will be hot and humid in Feb/March. Conversely the weather in Melbourne/Tasmania will be spectacular.

Garbs_7 wrote:I don't drink wine but apparently South Australia and the South West of W.A. is the best wine country in Australia.

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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#20 » by blkout » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:18 pm

Tasmania :rofl:
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#21 » by trwi7 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:40 pm

vlietinho wrote:As a Dutchman I should go there probably since it's named after Abel Tasman, the Dutchy who discovered it..
Oh wait, we Dutchies discovered Australia as well ;-)


How can one discover a country that had been discovered thousands of years earlier? Just like American textbooks telling kids that Columbus discovered America, even though it was inhabited. :)
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#22 » by vlietinho » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:45 pm

trwi7 wrote:
vlietinho wrote:As a Dutchman I should go there probably since it's named after Abel Tasman, the Dutchy who discovered it..
Oh wait, we Dutchies discovered Australia as well ;-)


How can one discover a country that had been discovered thousands of years earlier? Just like American textbooks telling kids that Columbus discovered America, even though it was inhabited. :)


True. I should say the first European tourist 8-)
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Post#23 » by White+Purple » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:42 pm

I too hope to discover America one day :lol:
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#24 » by AussieBuck » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:39 pm

White+Purple wrote:I too hope to discover America one day :lol:

And kill a large chunk of the inhabitants with your diseases? :D

Anywho Hobart is actually a really nice little city, particularly if you like beer.
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#25 » by blazza18 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:14 pm

AussieBuck wrote:To be fair he did say he was coming to Australia and not Tasmania.



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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#26 » by tasball » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:08 am

AussieBuck wrote:
tasball wrote:Don't listen to all these Mainlanders -

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2013 publication has named Hobart (Tasmania) one of the Top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2013. Hobart is ranked at number 7 in the publication and is the only Australian city on the list.

To be fair he did say he was coming to Australia and not Tasmania.


Well there ya go - Australia has no cities in the top 10.....
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#27 » by Jez2983 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:46 am

Garbs_7 wrote:I don't drink wine but apparently South Australia and the South West of W.A. is the best wine country in Australia.

+1 :)[/quote]

Mate, I'll definitely show you round if you come to Adelaide :lol:

Are you a beer drinker? I can give you some ideas on things to try :D
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#28 » by vlietinho » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:52 am

AussieBuck wrote:
White+Purple wrote:I too hope to discover America one day :lol:

And kill a large chunk of the inhabitants with your diseases? :D

Anywho Hobart is actually a really nice little city, particularly if you like beer.


I do like beer, but to travel there just for that? :)

Any beer tips, I once tried Fosters and well, how do I say that nice, eeh, lol, i didnt like it very much :oops:
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#29 » by blkout » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:57 am

No one in Australia drinks Fosters, I honestly have no idea how it's even affiliated with this country lol the only time I've ever had it in my life was in England. Jez is the beer man he'll have a liver the size of a soccer ball by the age of 50 but he knows everything about beer :biggrin:
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#30 » by AussieBuck » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:02 pm

I saw a slab of Fosters in a 93 year old dude's fridge last week. Otherwise yeah I've seen one other guy drinking it and I took a picture to show people. :D
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#31 » by vlietinho » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:06 pm

Fosters is (or used to be) the Formula One beer sponsor. So I had a couple when a went to a race once. It wasn't that bad to be honest, just a bit watery and not too much flavor
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#32 » by White+Purple » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:25 pm

Only place I saw Fosters was on a tourist ferry on Sydney Harbour :nod:
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#33 » by blazza18 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:15 pm

Fosters was big because Crocodile Dundee did an ad for it in the 80's over in the US. The same ad did the whole shrimp on a barbie **** too. So now cause of that americans who have nfi think we love fosters and call prawns shrimps. :evil:
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#34 » by Jez2983 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:52 am

blkout wrote:No one in Australia drinks Fosters, I honestly have no idea how it's even affiliated with this country lol the only time I've ever had it in my life was in England. Jez is the beer man he'll have a liver the size of a soccer ball by the age of 50 but he knows everything about beer :biggrin:


I don't drink at all during the week and hardly at all on weekends at the moment.

I wait till I go to Adelaide (like next week) and make my brother buy me lots of expensive beer :lol:
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Re: OT : I'm coming to Australia 

Post#35 » by vlietinho » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:09 pm

Any tips on brands?

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