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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #320 on: November 11, 2019, 12:51:03 pm »
You coming Chris? Lots of people have asked me about Australian tax. Do you want to see a real tax return? Bozo can tell you about rental.
Even on a tourist visa they'd just give me one look at the airport and put me back to SA on the same plane!! :deal: :lol8:
In 1986 myself and a friend who was cattle truck driving in Namibia could get work as drivers in the outback. Same trucks just bigger. Plans were made and just before we were supposed to start paying for plane tickets he pulled out and after a week or so myself too. I did not want to go by myself. Still pissed off with myself that i pulled out. I could have stayed and be used to flies by now!! ;) :lol8:
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #321 on: November 11, 2019, 09:34:47 pm »
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #322 on: November 11, 2019, 09:37:36 pm »
Do you also say........gaaaaaaarden.........ala Aussie style/accent  :imaposer:
:laughing4: nope I was so excited about having gaaaaaaaarden that I started calling it the outback.

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« Reply #323 on: November 12, 2019, 05:35:45 am »
Do you also say........gaaaaaaarden.........ala Aussie style/accent  :imaposer:
:laughing4: nope I was so excited about having gaaaaaaaarden that I started calling it the outback.

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #324 on: November 12, 2019, 06:34:26 am »
Even on a tourist visa they'd just give me one look at the airport and put me back to SA on the same plane!! :deal: :lol8:
In 1986 myself and a friend who was cattle truck driving in Namibia could get work as drivers in the outback. Same trucks just bigger. Plans were made and just before we were supposed to start paying for plane tickets he pulled out and after a week or so myself too. I did not want to go by myself. Still pissed off with myself that i pulled out. I could have stayed and be used to flies by now!! ;) :lol8:

What is the deal with flies? Are they a problem in NZ / Oz?
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #325 on: November 12, 2019, 09:28:33 am »
Even on a tourist visa they'd just give me one look at the airport and put me back to SA on the same plane!! :deal: :lol8:
In 1986 myself and a friend who was cattle truck driving in Namibia could get work as drivers in the outback. Same trucks just bigger. Plans were made and just before we were supposed to start paying for plane tickets he pulled out and after a week or so myself too. I did not want to go by myself. Still pissed off with myself that i pulled out. I could have stayed and be used to flies by now!! ;) :lol8:

What is the deal with flies? Are they a problem in NZ / Oz?

You try and eat/breathe anything in Alice Springs or the outback without covering your whole head and face you will be chowing flies and not flench flies  :biggrin:

You pretty much sit and sip your beer and eat you food under something like this

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #326 on: November 12, 2019, 12:28:13 pm »
Ri: Yes. Maverick: pretty true

In Northern Queensland we have fly screen on the door and the windows and they are still a problem. There are no vultures or jackals here all carrion cow shit and roo shit is dealt with by flies. In the middle of summer if you go out of town on a bike the flies surround you as soon as you stop. I've realised it's because a hundred or so stay on the back of your jacket when you drive off.
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #327 on: November 12, 2019, 12:35:46 pm »
Ri: Yes. Maverick: pretty true

In Northern Queensland we have fly screen on the door and the windows and they are still a problem. There are no vultures or jackals here all carrion cow shit and roo shit is dealt with by flies. In the middle of summer if you go out of town on a bike the flies surround you as soon as you stop. I've realised it's because a hundred or so stay on the back of your jacket when you drive off.
Main problem in Aus is they have no dung beatles and that is why they have so many flies. They have a breeding program with SA to get as many beatles in the wild in Aus.
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #328 on: November 12, 2019, 02:32:19 pm »
I backpacked through Oz in 1997 and camped in Ayers Rock site. Was incredibly excited about climbing Uluru - back then you were still allowed to go to the top - and remember sitting in the pool with a beer sweating at 6:00 in the morning with gazillion flies all over you. I very quickly paid the what ever $$$ one of those nets cost back then and made sure my tent was zipped up all the time.
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #329 on: November 12, 2019, 09:16:45 pm »
Even on a tourist visa they'd just give me one look at the airport and put me back to SA on the same plane!! :deal: :lol8:
In 1986 myself and a friend who was cattle truck driving in Namibia could get work as drivers in the outback. Same trucks just bigger. Plans were made and just before we were supposed to start paying for plane tickets he pulled out and after a week or so myself too. I did not want to go by myself. Still pissed off with myself that i pulled out. I could have stayed and be used to flies by now!! ;) :lol8:

What is the deal with flies? Are they a problem in NZ / Oz?

NZ its certain parts only and mostly the southern and nothern areas of the islands. The bigger problem in NZ are the sandflies, mostly the west coast of New zealand.

It can get so bad that it looks like a big cloud that is flying around. If one bite syou, its about 5 x worse then a mozzie bite with some swelling and redness. Eventually your body does get use to it and its not as bad but it still itches like hell.

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #330 on: November 12, 2019, 11:26:18 pm »
Its not just the flies that are a problem.
(diddent know that his was going to turn into what can eat you in AUS Thread but hey lets see how we go :imaposer: )

Reading this and having having recently visited the beach in 9 months in a weird 2 day warm spell, we returned home after spending only an hour on the sand due to the bugs, flies and bites we were getting.
I was reminded of this story that was on the news a while back where some kid got his feet chowed by flesh eating bugs.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/flesheating-bugs-at-brighton-beach-what-really-ate-sam-and-why-20170807-gxqsab.html

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #331 on: November 12, 2019, 11:28:01 pm »
Nasty bush fires near Sydney, lots of houses down. ;)
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #332 on: November 13, 2019, 12:26:01 am »
When I looked at all the pics, I noticed its only white people everywhere in the pictures.
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #333 on: November 13, 2019, 05:41:54 am »
When I looked at all the pics, I noticed its only white people everywhere in the pictures.

there are australian australian's too.
they were murdered all the way into the outback so that the australians had beach frontage,  but australian australian's still exist.
 

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #334 on: November 13, 2019, 11:25:05 pm »
The things we are going to miss

When I went to pick up some things at Woolies in Queen Street Brisbane I absent mindedly pick up a packet of Nick Naks. When I went back and wanted to get some more I couldn't find them with the crisps. That's because they were in the South African section. This is what Woolies think you will miss. Having trouble getting this compressed picture upright.
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« Reply #335 on: November 13, 2019, 11:30:50 pm »
Kyk, as die mense nou al Cheese Curls moet uitvoer  vd Suid Afrikaners, dan wys dit jou net hoeveel mense het al gefokkof en daar is n mark daarvoor  :biggrin:
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« Reply #336 on: November 13, 2019, 11:56:45 pm »
No taal on this thread. We're down under now.
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« Reply #337 on: November 14, 2019, 12:14:29 am »
haha and sometimes the things you get under the SA isle are things no South african has ever heard off  :patch:
 

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #338 on: November 14, 2019, 10:33:44 pm »
No taal on this thread. We're down under now.

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« Reply #339 on: November 14, 2019, 10:40:18 pm »
No taal on this thread. We're down under now.

Google translate dan maar soutie  :imaposer: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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