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We're actually in Melbourne, and the temperature can vary from 41 degrees (106 F)down to 6 degrees (43 F)... on the same day. It's an amazing place.

But you're right, it is such a huge country that travelling between two major cities like Melbourne and Sydney is a 10 hour drive. So the 14 hour direct flight from Melbourne to LA isn't really that bad. (Though I guess if you're used to 2 or 3 hour flights it might seem a bit much).

The 25 hour flight from Melbourne to Europe... that's another story completely!
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Bill,

You can get to some of Australia's best Ski fields within a few hours of Melbourne - one of the few places around the world where you could visit the surf and ski on the same day.

As someone who has only recently come to love skiing (with a passion, if not any skill) I can heartily reccomend Mt. Buller and to a greater extent Mt. Hotham as exceptional holiday venues for any level of skiier.

Come on down - you won't regret it for a minute.

Tim's right - the place is huge, but that just means you rarely get the ludicrous amounts of tourist crowds you get in other venues around the world. That is a BIG plus, believe me.

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I got banned from Mt Buller on our honeymoon.
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I know I'll regret asking...but...why?

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Funny you should ask Mat... as you might assume, I'm not a very good skiier, but I gave it a try. Imagine the scene, headed down "Bourke St" (the crowded run for beginners) and I picked up just a little too much speed when I really hadn't mastered the art of stopping... or even slowing down.

I was weaving around people all over the place, trying to avoid a major collision. Suddenly, I saw a little two year old on skis in front of me and I had absolutely nowhere to go - so I jumped. I actually jumped over the head of this little kid at who knows what speed. I didn't touch him but I think he got a fright and sat down and started crying.

An official Mt Buller Ski Nazi grabbed me, pulled me aside and told me to take off my skis and get off the mountain. He though I was some expert skiier recklessly showing off.

Probably better I did go back to the hotel. Earlier that day I almost accidentally went down a black run.
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If you want to go "outback" DON'T do it in our summer. Winter is great for that trip.

We have a very small population (22 million) on an island that's almost the size of the USA. So crowding is rare, except in peak hour in the city - which is like 5:00am morning traffic in Seattle (Crikey - what a busy city THAT is!)
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As both an Australian Magician and a Scuba Diver I can tell you the sea life isn't nearly as dangerous as your average magic club meeting!
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You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO right!
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I want to do the effect that Sylvester the Cat always found himself in trouble with and place a mouse in a packing crate and produce a Giant Mouse ALA Kangaroo.

I am working on the Cut & Restored Southern Death Adder.

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Austrailia sounds really interesting, I'd love to visit. What's stopping me? Highschool.
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Never see High school as a blocker - only an enabler...

...best 11 years of my life...

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So getting back to the original question.... Smile


These are the top three reasons I've heard stop people from overseas from coming downunder:

1 - Price of airfare
2 - Length of flight


We can't do much about #2, but what price would the airfares have to be to get you guys to come visit us if FISM was ever held here?
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1 - Have you ever wanted to come and visit Australia?
2 - If so, what appeals to you, and what's stopping you?


1. Oh yes. I have actually been there a couple of times. Skiing actually.

2. Appealing: Ladies that can carry 14 really big beers at the same time, the funny guys in lederhosen, the hornblowers, the cosy cottages. I was never in Melbourne, but I liked Salzburg very much. I had a hard time with the language though, it wasn't quite like the german I learned in school. You are very good at english, though Tim! That wasn't my experience with the locals but then again I was mostly on the country side.
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Grrrrrrr

Sue-Anne has a t-shirt from our travels that says "There are no kangaroos in Austria!!!"
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I don't know why but every week someone I know is either

a) visiting family
b) working
c) on holiday

in Australia. I'm serious,, at the moment I have 6 relatives, 4 friends and 2 neighbours that are there. Must be something to do with all the Irish that have moved there over the years.

I'm dying to go myself. Airfare doesn't bother me and neither does flight time. In fact I'm tryin to get a free trip through work. We have a lab in Sydney that do the same job as we do. It might be possible to do a swap for a few months with one of the Sydney engineers. But then again, who in their right mind would give up the warm, sunny weather of Australia for the cold, wet weather of Ireland!
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Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!
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Ok Sue-Anne, how about you come here, I'll go there. You can be an engineer for a week, and I can do a few magic shows? You can film it all for the next DVD. Call it "No Experience Required".
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Hey, as long as she gets to live in a castle she'll be there! Smile


A few years ago we visited the Emerald Isle and stayed overnight in Kilbrittain Castle, she was in HEAVEN!
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Done!

I'd make a GREAT engineer! HA!

I'll practise my Irish "Top 'o the mornin' to ye"

:)
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My wife and I have been talking about moving to Australia. We've about had it with the political scene here in the States. We've been watching the action "down under" and from this distance, pretty pleased with what we have seen. If we do move, it'll be after our parents go on to greater things, but I've decided Melbourne would be the place.. Forumula 1 will be there in a couple of weeks. Smile

Now, if I'd only made that decision a year ago...
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You MAY be disappointed with the political scene here, too...

But, Chuck Fayne moved to Melbourne and loves it. He moved for other reasons (safety for his children).

Our biggest migrants were from England a few years ago... now it's from China. We need migrants because Australia is just not populating itself. We have too much fun to worry about things like that Smile
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One thing you'll have to have when you come down here is a sense of humor, since the british banned the word "Bloody" in our overseas Adverts I think that it is a requirment. I still can't believe they done that.

So make sure you bring your budgie Smugglers and try our nice long beachs and ask for a pair of cougers at the local bar.

Magically

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We need migrants because Australia is just not populating itself. We have too much fun to worry about things like that


Sue-Anne, I thought that was fun?
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On 2006-03-12 00:32, Aus wrote:
One thing you'll have to have when you come down here is a sense of humor, since the british banned the word "Bloody" in our overseas Adverts I think that it is a requirment. I still can't believe they done that.

So make sure you bring your budgie Smugglers and try our nice long beachs and ask for a pair of cougers at the local bar.

Magically

Aus


They banned the work Bloody?

Bloody fools! Who do they think they are?
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My girlfreind is going to Sydney monday morning 03/13/06and very excited about this .She will be there for 25 days.I too wish I could go.GOD bless Australia for the Stranglers,and the Lime Spiders,I can forgive you for "Men at Work",If you will forgive U.S. for Britney Spears...I do want to see YOUR act,I have heard only wonderfull things.
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Yeah, THAT bit's fun Brendan... but, I don't know about the 'populating' bit. Eeeww - ok - I'm not a normal female Smile
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