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11 août 2022

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  • #308720
    Diablotina
    Membre
    kykyboss wrote:
    hi everybody i know chrismas is very exciting but is the 25 dec not the 7 november we still have time isn t it !!!
    we have just finnish with halloween

    little question do you celebrate the 5 november in australia, i can remenber if i saw a fireworks that days

    see you soon

    One quick question: November 5th is Guys Fawkes’ Day in Great Britain, isn’t it?

    Hey dear, glad to read you English has well improved! 😉
    How’s it going in foggy london? I am pretty sure you now talk like a Londoner with that sexy accent, well Minou and I might go and visit you soon to chek on you, and I have some crazy shopping to do as well… 😉

    We’ll let you know, until then, take care, and enjoy yourself xxx

    #308721
    kykyboss
    Membre

    yes the 5th November is Guys Fawkes and they burn everything here lol is a big party with huge fireworks (huge for england) because quite small compare to sydney yes let me know when you want to come

    yan

    #308722
    kykyboss
    Membre

    yes the 5th November is Guys Fawkes and they burn everything here lol is a big party with huge fireworks (huge for england) because quite small compare to sydney yes let me know when you want to come

    yan

    #308723
    effisk
    Participant

    Hi there

    I just spent a few days over in London for business and for a gemmology exam. Did some shopping too but didn’t have much time to catch up with friends.

    I found the cost of living much higher than in Paris. Prices are almost the same but in pounds. Last time I was there was a few years back and I was living in Scotland at the time so I can’t really tell if prices have risen or if it’s always been like that.

    #308724
    Buell wrote:
    This is an English Topic!!!!!! Let’s say..cyclops-20060614.gif YOU MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE!!! combat-jedi1.gif
    Special Punishment for you Go’Oz!! -> starwars-lol.gif

    😆 sorry I didn’t see it’s an english topic… 😳
    promis j’le referais plus 😉
    済みません 🙄
    😛

    #308725
    effisk
    Participant
    Go’Oz wrote:
    済みません

    何が完了しないか。

    #308726
    Buell
    Participant
    Go’Oz wrote:
    promis j’le referais plus 😉

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    😛

    #308727
    Buell wrote:
    0219.gif
    😛

    😆 but… for the punishment I will prefer the whip 🙂 if you do it and onlyyyy youuu… 😆 and if you see any objection of course !! 😆

    Effisk wrote:
    何が完了しないか。

    今よくて元気です。 どうも。
    😉 😛

    #308728
    tadpole
    Membre

    RIGHT!! Effisk and Go Oz have you both finnished with your french and japanese (????) stuff??

    Effisk, isn’t england horribly expensive, especially London. Worst mistake anyone could make would be to do thier christmas shoppping over there! Lucky for me I HATE London!

    #308729
    effisk
    Participant
    tadpole wrote:
    RIGHT!! Effisk and Go Oz have you both finnished with your french and japanese (????) stuff??

    Japanese indeed. 私達は今停止するべきである。

    I enjoy visiting cities like London and Paris. But I hate living there (which is why I’m moving to Bordeaux btw)

    #308730
    BuleuZz
    Participant

    Hey. I’m new here =)
    I hate living in Paris too, there is too much pollution, too much noises, too much cars…I’m so happy about leabing this awful city (even there is THE eiffel tower that everyone in the world « would looooove to see ») for Australia… 😀 I’ve got on question, in Sydney, or Perth, or another big city in Australia, is it the same as Paris? Thx!

    #308731
    Kate09
    Membre

    Welcome too Buleuzz,

    To answer your question, I don’t think any city in Australia is like Paris (happily) – I say that because this year Paris finally lost its romance for me when I got pickpocketed in the Metro and all the hassles that followed. Several months later, I still can’t look at the Eiffel Tower without feeling very cynical…. but I still love the rest of France.

    Stress level, Sydney would have to be the highest in Australia….. most Frenchies I know find Melbourne particularly un-stressful but where I live is the countryside, so to us, it’s all the « big city » down there. Depends where you are from….

    Kate

    #308732
    BuleuZz
    Participant

    Thanks Kate. 🙂

    I’m from Paris and I’ve always lived in…
    It’s my only chance for the moment to leave France and to travel in Australia so I’m going to take it. I was only afraid Sydney or another big city was a city like Paris, but you told me it wasn’t as bad as Paris =)
    So I’m really happy about that 😛

    #308733
    effisk
    Participant
    Kate09 wrote:
    Paris finally lost its romance for me when I got pickpocketed in the Metro and all the hassles that followed.

    You’ve got to tell us the story.

    Sadly, pickpockets are a reality in Paris (as in any other large city…).

    #308734
    Buell
    Participant

    oups, double 😀

    #308735
    Buell
    Participant
    effisk wrote:
    Kate09 wrote:
    Paris finally lost its romance for me when I got pickpocketed in the Metro and all the hassles that followed.

    You’ve got to tell us the story.

    Sadly, pickpockets are a reality in Paris (as in any other large city…).

    Kate told the story either in this topic, or in the one saying she was in France.
    It is often that this happens to tourists, and the favorite war zone is the Metro or Champs Elysées!
    It was a big chock for my mother when she stopped in Paris as she was 18yo, the first advice she got was « beware of pickpockets! » sad reputation 😕

    PS: i think BulleuZz is almost deceiving sounds … like Buell 😛

    #308736
    Greg Farewel
    Membre
    BuleuZz wrote:
    Thanks Kate. 🙂
    I was only afraid Sydney or another big city was a city like Paris, but you told me it wasn’t as bad as Paris =)
    So I’m really happy about that 😛

    Er, Sydney is not that tiny little town. It’s overcrowded, very noisy, pretty dirty and far too big. Melbourne is better for sure but not a paradise neither. You’ll probably love Perth and Brisbane, hate Adelaide and Alice, and you won’t give a f*ck for Darwin (but it’s worth to go there).

    #308737
    tadpole
    Membre

    Poor Darwin does seem to be getting a good arse kicking!! :vingt

    #308738
    JIM
    Membre

    For sure if you go to Darwin to leave in a city, it’s not the place to be. Darwin CBD is certainly the worst boring place to leave and you’ll hardly see locals there! Only tourists stay in Mitchell street and do shopping on the mall.
    But there are some nice places: Nightcliff, Parap, Karama, Casuarina,…but no backpackers there! Territorians are not silly: they park tourists in this awfull CBD and do barbies in the suburbs!
    By the way there is not much to do in Darwin :glande

    #308739
    tadpole
    Membre

    🙂 Jim?? Leave in your post = live???? 😛

    #308740
    JIM
    Membre

    Both! 😀
    I think it was a meaningful lapsus! 😉

    #308741
    BuleuZz
    Participant

    🙂 Hey…I would prefer leave paris than live paris 😛 !

    #308742
    JIM
    Membre

    That’s exactly what I did three years ago! 😛

    #308743
    effisk
    Participant
    JIM wrote:
    That’s exactly what I did three years ago! 😛

    and that’s what I’ll be doing next month. 😎

    #308744
    tadpole
    Membre

    Look at you all so lucky, I bet you’ve all been going to Australia more often that I have since my 14 or so years here in France. 🙁 No fair! You get good deals with the whv stuff and seeing as im an aussie, I guess I dont have a right to all those advantages and have to pay my ticket the old fashioned way …. SAVING UP!! 👿

    #308745
    effisk
    Participant

    ??

    remember the WHV doesn’t come for free.

    I’m not going to Australia next month, I’m just leaving Paris. But that’s a good start :p

    #308746
    tadpole
    Membre

    Effisk, I said ‘good deals’ I didn’t say free! I know very well that going to Oz DEFINATELY isn’t free and costs. (unfortunatley!!) If were free, australia would be full of french people wouldn’t it! 🙂

    #308747
    effisk
    Participant
    tadpole wrote:
    Effisk, I said ‘good deals’ I didn’t say free! I know very well that going to Oz DEFINATELY isn’t free and costs. (unfortunatley!!) If were free, australia would be full of french people wouldn’t it! 🙂

    sure.

    I just wanted to highlight the fact that the cost of the visa compensates the better deals on the airfaire. All in all, you pay the same.

    #308748
    Kate09
    Membre
    effisk wrote:
    Kate09 wrote:
    Paris finally lost its romance for me when I got pickpocketed in the Metro and all the hassles that followed.

    You’ve got to tell us the story.

    Sadly, pickpockets are a reality in Paris (as in any other large city…).

    Hi Effisk, I try not to think of this whole sorry story any more…. but it’s on my carnet de voyage here if you’d like to see it:
    http://kate.kikooboo.com/fr_FR/page/mauvais_fin_des_vacances_a_paris_mais_c_est_la_vie

    Back from 10 days in the far north of NZ now…it was great 🙂
    Kate

    #308749
    effisk
    Participant
    Kate09 wrote:
    effisk wrote:
    Kate09 wrote:
    Paris finally lost its romance for me when I got pickpocketed in the Metro and all the hassles that followed.

    You’ve got to tell us the story.

    Sadly, pickpockets are a reality in Paris (as in any other large city…).

    Hi Effisk, I try not to think of this whole sorry story any more…. but it’s on my carnet de voyage here if you’d like to see it:
    http://kate.kikooboo.com/fr_FR/page/mauvais_fin_des_vacances_a_paris_mais_c_est_la_vie

    not a great experience. I hope you’ll be more lucky next time, it there’s a next time.

    I wonder how the guy managed to use your card since he didn’t have your PIN number.

    #308750
    effisk
    Participant

    of course! You only have to sign with the Australian cards. No PIN needed. Now I understand why they particularly target tourists in the metro.

    #308751
    Kate09
    Membre
    effisk wrote:
    not a great experience. I hope you’ll be more lucky next time, it there’s a next time.

    My husband says there won’t be a next time (but I may have other plans in a couple of years…like dropping him off in England on the way to France LOL)

    effisk wrote:
    I wonder how the guy managed to use your card since he didn’t have your PIN number.

    Yes, I heard about your new pin system today…. sounds like a good idea, because in France, whenever we bought something, nobody checked our signature like they do in Australia, and there also seemed to be no credit limit either (here, if you spend more than $500 in one transaction, they will usually do more checks to be sure it’s genuine, ask for ID, etc).

    Kate

    #308752
    effisk
    Participant
    Kate09 wrote:
    Yes, I heard about your new pin system today

    We’ve had that system forever. Or at least since the early 90′. It’s more secure than the signature system, I wonder why it’s not widely used.
    I have seen that in the UK some also have an ID photo on the back of the card.

    #308753
    kuiper25
    Membre

    hi , ok i’ll gonna try this « new » topic ! for the first time !
    i just hope to improuve my english without trouble for me and others ! 😆

    kate can i understanding u’r come back from nz like that ! no picture ?

    #308754
    tadpole
    Membre

    Kate! Did you pop in and say hello to my mum and dad on the Auckland North Shore while you were there?? 😆

    Lucky you’re in NZ and not in the scorching weather they have in Oz at the moment. My sister just wrote me an e mail bosting about the heat, the beaches, coasting from outside terrace bars to outside terrace bars wearing skirts and halter tops … pff, as if im jelous! ….. 👿 Please, its much nicer here with the cold and the chrissy decorations to look at and the scarves and wet feet, isnt it??

    #308755
    Kate09
    Membre

    Hi Kuiper, there will be plenty of NZ photos going up on my carnet de voyage very soon….. including some from a great bird park we visited north of Auckland.

    Tadpole, funny, we were actually staying on the north shore at Takapuna, in fact, and visited Devonport again as well. Then it just poured on the last day as we were leaving, and we arrived home to 28 degrees and perfect weather….but at this time of the year it never lasts, always changeable, and we’ve had another cold snap and now back to warm again, all in the space of 4 days.

    Kate

    #308756
    tadpole
    Membre

    Wow Kate! My mum and dad live about 10 mins by car to takapuna beach in Birkenhead!! NZ is such a small world anyway isnt it. I was always meeting people who at least knew one person I already knew while I was in NZ (is this clear???)

    Even when I was here the first year learning french in Alliance Francais we met a Kiwi guy from Northcote who was teaching rugby over here.

    You know, the blacks were over here not long ago and they were just next door to where I live, Disneyland! If i’d have known, I would have gone that day and caught up with my pal Joe Rokocoko (not really my pal but have already met and taken photos with him at Sydney airport and took the same flight to Auckland with the whole Auckland Blues team!)

    Did you enjoy Takapuna; Last time I went I didnt recognise it … I hadnt been there in 14 years and its changed soooo much, none of the quaint restaurants were there or the nice boutiques, only crappy shops, and mainly housing and apartments, I only used to go to Takapuna for the shopping center and the beach. its changed so much now, nightclubs etc.

    I still love NZ, im a bit torn between Oz and NZ actaully. Lived in OZ ten years, NZ for seven! Cant seem to make up my mind which is really home to me, and now ive been in France for 14 years!! confusing eh? AND im half Swiss by my father, so Switzerland could be on the list too couldnt it? 😆

    #308757
    tadpole
    Membre

    Just writing crap message to get the english topic back up to the top …..

    so …

    CRAP MESSAGE 😆

    #308758
    tahitibob
    Membre

    Yeah……right

    Well, ain’t much to say except that I’m pissed off as I just got my second fine in bloody two weeks.
    Hundred bucks given away to Transperth, just before Xmas :stern:

    But it’s my fault so…

    #308759
    Kate09
    Membre

    Here, it’s bushfires galore at the moment.

    Pic: Smoke affected Victoria, Ballarat today, from the fires several 100 kms away. Visibility: very poor.

    3201087-Off_the_Beaten_Path-Ballarat.jpg

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