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    Lot's of space in Australia, but every one lives in the city (most urbanised country in the world I believe). They're is opportunities in IT here but mostly in specialised positions.

    Don't expect much from our government though, they tend to agree with America, a very 'me-too' kind of attitude. Our logging (I should say clearing) rate is pretty much up there with your traditional timber countries (I've heard we're the worst in the world...). Basic education and health is pretty good though. And immigration has just made a heap of new places for IT professionals. (Just don't come here on a boat )

    I love to go check out some of those high living European countries. Culture! History! Sweden especially for some reason. Canada would also be nice.

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    woo-hoo!

    thanks to all of you for your wonderful responses! since im Celtic in origin, i have thought about Ireland, but im allergic to bombs so....(and unfortunately, that kinda rules out the 'holy land' 2... )

    the northern Europe thingee seems to be a big hit, although i have grown up in the Sonoran desert and it would take a while to get used to that white, fluffy rain again (you call that 'sno' or something, right?)

    i'm still not entirely sure (swampy) what "grotty" is, but it sounds a little too much like 'gout' so i think it must not be a good thing.

    japan or china seem like they would be rich in culture and history, and that would be very kewl...but learning a whole new alphabet....sheesh! that would be interesting!
    If the IT/design/artist jobs are worth it, i think i like the sound of NZ/AU's recreation...

    love all the diversity, guys & gals..thanks again!

    love, peace & grease:
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    Re: woo-hoo!

    Originally posted by Chromehenge
    thanks to all of you for your wonderful responses! since im Celtic in origin, i have thought about Ireland, but im allergic to bombs so....(and unfortunately, that kinda rules out the 'holy land' 2... )

    hmmm, I think you should do some research before ruling out ireland for that reason.

    I've lived in new york, san francisco, england, canada, australia and spain during the last decade. New york is definitely the most dynamic amd interesting but for quality of life you just can't beat australia. sydney is a beautiful city with all the facilities you could want and australia is a beautiful beautiful country.



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    there aren't too many bombs in Northern Ireand at the moment. In fact there haven't been any for a while. Belfast has had massive amounts of money pumped into developing the dockside (both loyalist and republican) so I doubt they will want to restart a bombing campaign in the near future.

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    Dont let the door hit your arse on the way out.

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    Originally posted by radarmind
    Dont let the door hit your arse on the way out.
    yeah god forbid that he should want to see some of the world. that would be so unpatriotic

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    swamp,
    Damn skippy.

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    to me that was just a noise. try harder.

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    lol

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    Originally posted by swampy
    there aren't too many bombs in Northern Ireand at the moment. In fact there haven't been any for a while
    exactly, and ireland itself is certainly nothing to worry about.

    you'd be more likely to be blown up in barcelona or madrid these days, but i still wouldn't let it affect your decision.





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    Originally posted by pissant
    I'm in NZ now (wellington and it isn't all that windy!) there is quite a lot of design type work, plus growing film industry plus you can surf and ski with about a 3-4 hour drive in the middle!outdoors here is V good but clubs stink! the night life here is not the best... but then I've just got back from London recently where there are lotsa clubs'n'stuff
    dude if u're been living in Wellington all your life u wouldn't even notice it... i lived there for 10 years... i can feel the wind pushing my car backwards in the northbound motorway going to johnsonville... hehehe...

    oh GROTTY means dirty and disgusting i think...
    [Edited by phlegm_thrower on 06-07-2002 at 10:34 AM]

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    Question Re: woo-hoo!

    Chromehenge:

    I think that you might enjoy Sweden. I think that they are pretty eco friendly...

    I am living in the UK now and really enjoy it, but wouldn't hesitate to get back to the States. Things are always greener on the other side.

    Go abroad and get a taste of other governments and see how change works in other places. It's my bet that in a few years if you don't find your perfect fit you will see that change is best brought about on the inside.

    If not then maybe you'd be best "back in the US, back in the US, back in the USSR (former that is).

    Cheers.




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    It's a great idea to see other places. also nothing beats living somewhere else for a while and working there - you get a much better picture of the culture than by travelling.

    I always get the urge to move somewhere else after roughly a year, just looking for the next destination at the moment. Berlin perhaps?

    I grew up in London, it's great there too, gotta love it. I've also worked in Switzerland and Austria, a little too 'square' for me (no offense iceberg - maybe I just experienced the wrong crowd)

    At the moment I'm living in Budapest and I have to say, it is absolutely amazing. If you are willing to trade in a little of that westernised, materialistic lifestyle for a stimulating experience that will broaden your horizons, then have a look at Eastern Europe.

    However, most importantly: don't just talk about your plans for the next 10 years but actually do it!

    - n.



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    Change is a good thing. Try goin down under, hit Australia or somethin down there, it'll be a real treat.

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    im in sydney at the moment doing temporary contract jobs... beautiful man... surfing almost everyday... (when the weather's good)

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