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Old 25.02.2012, 12:26
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Why don't we play spot the Australian in this thread haha. To me you and Chrisso also sound like typical Australians. How dare anyone "whinge" about your precious (former) country, because its the best country in the world right? That's what they all say... "oi mate, if ya dun like this country then ya can piss off to somewhere else" in a classic bogan slur.

Most Australian's haven't even traveled much, yet they seem to think their country is the best place to live in the world. Their ignorance is quite amusing.

As for the 15km radius, I was obviously talking about the cities in Australia. There is too much urban sprawl due to everyone wanting a house with a yard close to the city. Sorry, but not everyone can have this with a growing population.

As for swiss women taking less shit with the other thread... those women are not swiss natives, they are all expats from other countries. As I said, this is not a good representation of the real swiss people. I have met real swiss women (who have lived there since birth) and they are nothing like the women I have seen on this forum, quite the opposite in fact.

Just because I don't like many things about Australia, doesn't mean you have to get all defensive. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and some people will prefer other countries.

I find this entire thread slightly saddening. It reminds me that I made the correct decision to leave Australia when I did. God, I really do hate bogans, especially the ones who are proud to call themselves that. I couldn't agree more with what you say above, ISTJ.
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I don't like Australia because the country is running out of water.....and I like to take 30 min showers. Back in Canada, water is everywhere........Hydro Quebec is not a water company but an electricity supplier. L'australiens sont en troubles lur.....

Et aussi, l'australie n'est pas un pays de bonne marche.
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Why don't we play spot the Australian in this thread haha. To me you and Chrisso also sound like typical Australians. How dare anyone "whinge" about your precious (former) country, because its the best country in the world right? That's what they all say... "oi mate, if ya dun like this country then ya can piss off to somewhere else" in a classic bogan slur.

Most Australian's haven't even traveled much, yet they seem to think their country is the best place to live in the world. Their ignorance is quite amusing.
He he hehe The ol "If you don't like it then piss off somewhere else" line is international. A Swiss friend of my wife's quoted it to me years ago when I was being a bit of a bitch, whinging and whining. Just a stage I was going through. Most expats go through it I'm sure.

Most Australians haven't travelled much ?????

Exactly how many Australians do you even know ??? You are admittedly an introvert and I can't imagine that you know many people at all. In the four years I've been here I've had seven different friends from all different circles pass through on their way around travelling. We are actually for our small population very well travelled. There are currently over 5000 Australians living in Switzerland. The biggest farm in Australia is three quarters the size of this country.

Australians even have their own suburbs in London. Thousands of them from what I've heard.

To wrap it up, please get your unpatriotic arse out of my (current and forever) country and hand in your passport on the way out. You haven't a clue...

The wife and I are still laughing about your point of Australia running out of land.... he he hehe ah gold...
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Re: Australia vs Switzerland

[QUOTE=ISTJ;1497056]Why don't we play spot the Australian in this thread haha. To me you and Chrisso also sound like typical Australians. How dare anyone "whinge" about your precious (former) country, because its the best country in the world right? That's what they all say... "oi mate, if ya dun like this country then ya can piss off to somewhere else" in a classic bogan slur. ]

Now you are being rude. You have been on the attack of Australians since the start of your thread. What do you expect! Anyone would defend their homeland where their loved ones live when they are confronted so rudely with attitude.

You have not been open to points of view different from yours. We have answered you with desire to be helpful based on our experience - as most Australians would be glad to do for you (the Swiss would not be so open with you). A small thanks for efforts in being helpful and open wouldn't go astray, there's no need to attack. It's ok if you only want to hear what you want to hear - a one-sided view. Then, why bother to ask us?

I repeat (from my last post)... I don't believe you are changing countries for the right reasons. It seems you are changing because you have issues dealing with certain types of people. Moving to Switzerland won't change anything for you in the long run. This is not intended to be harsh, it's an attempt to show your reasons for moving to a new country are just not strong enough - you see that the grass is greener here - ...running away from bogans and loud women. You get them here, too, so that's not your real reason for the move.

Again, I wish you good luck in whatever you choose. Take a final tip, weigh up what each of us have shared with you. Read through again without getting your knickers in a knot, or adding your emotional slant . There are strong messages coming through that you don't seem to have absorbed.

I suggest, again, as I did in my private message when you contacted me; consider coming here for a month, or several, to try it out before you slam Australia. (Not every one is a bogan, loud-mouthed or drunk...that's a minority. We wouldn't fit in here if we were).

Good luck, again.
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I don't like Australia because the country is running out of water.....and I like to take 30 min showers. Back in Canada, water is everywhere........Hydro Quebec is not a water company but an electricity supplier. L'australiens sont en troubles lur.....

Et aussi, l'australie n'est pas un pays de bonne marche.


I don't like Australia



At least we lived there for 5.75 years so our I don't like Australia is from personal experience. NB, we lived in the "urban sprawl" which is now Perth
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Re: Australia vs Switzerland

I LIKE AUSTRALIA.

I am Australian.

A personal experince thing.
How many Months is 5,75 years ( is that French for something)...confuses me these European systems of measurement....

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Er.......... five years and 9 months. Fractions.
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I LIKE AUSTRALIA.

I am Australian.

A personal experince thing.
How many Months is 5,75 years ( is that French for something)...confuses me these European systems of measurement....

Haha.. way to go to prove ISTJ's point.. I slowly start to think he may be on to something...
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Re: Australia vs Switzerland

Don't really see how you can base your whole opinion of a country/continent as vast as Australia after living in Perth (suburbs) for 5 Years and 9 Months.

Seems quite a narrow perspective.

errr... Decimal.
Fraction is expressed as 5 3/4.

Sorry must be my Aussie ignorance
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Haha.. way to go to prove ISTJ's point.. I slowly start to think he may be on to something...

Which point? He's made quite a few.....
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Now you are being rude. You have been on the attack of Australians since the start of your thread. What do you expect! Anyone would defend their homeland where their loved ones live when they are confronted so rudely with attitude.
Voicing an opinion that is contrast with your own is not an attack.

There are personal references here such as "snob" which highlights the idiotic tendency of some Australians to somehow be proud of being lower class, whose education, speech and behaviour exemplifies this.

The "attitude" in this thread seems to have originated from the nationalistic Australians who don't seem to have liked negative opinions being voiced (rather softly I might add) about Australia...from other Australians.

Nationalism in this form I find repulsive.
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Don't really see how you can base your whole opinion of a country/continent as vast as Australia after living in Perth (suburbs) for 5 Years and 9 Months.

Seems quite a narrow perspective.

errr... Decimal.
Fraction is expressed as 5 3/4.

Sorry must be my Aussie ignorance
Australians are really not much different in Perth than they are in Melbourne, Sydney etc. I fail to see what geographical features have to do with invalidating the above opinion.
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Voicing an opinion that is contrast with your own is not an attack.

There are personal references here such as "snob" which highlights the idiotic tendency of some Australians to somehow be proud of being lower class, whose education, speech and behaviour exemplifies this.
Well put my friend. I really don't understand the mentality of people who are actually proud of this.

Also if you don't drink or get wasted each weekend then apparently you are "unaustralian". You would not believe the number of people who are shocked when I tell them I'm not a drinker. It's usually followed by "what? You're australian and don't drink?!" the culture in this speaks for itself.

So forgive me if I'm not a loud mouthed self confessed bogan who is obsessed with football and drinking beer that tastes like cat piss.

I cannot wait to leave this country.
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That's right Bobster there all the same the Australians and all the towns cities. How ridiculous!

How can you compare "living" in a Suburb in Perth to living in say Hobart- Tasmainia? or Cairns or Darwin? Of course the situation is always different.

Just as your now in London, Move to Liverpool see if it's different

As I said before seems like a narrow perspective from the post.

It's my Knowledge based on many years working in various places in Australia. All good ones!




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I cannot wait to leave this country.


Best investment we ever made...... two one way tickets back to Europe
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I don't like Australia


At least we lived there for 5.75 years so our I don't like Australia is from personal experience. NB, we lived in the "urban sprawl" which is now Perth
My parents love Australia though. They are currently spending the summer in Melbourne. My sister lives in Australia.

According to some of my pals who are living down under, Australians can sometimes be very obnoxious when it comes to the olympics. They described it as something similar to American patriotism.........I was in Melbourne during the Beijing Olympics, didn't really 'feel' it.

As bad as it may sound, you guys know that Australia was officially white till 1975 right? That's almost a decade after the civil rights act was signed in the US. Aside from Apartheid South Africa, Australia is probably the last 'western' country to do away with racist policies. But anyways it's gonna be closer to Asia in the near future.
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JUST DON'T MENTION THE DROP BEARS
Does everyone know about drop bears? I thought it might be a Victorian thing... God I laughed when I saw this!
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He he hehe The ol "If you don't like it then piss off somewhere else" line is international. A Swiss friend of my wife's quoted it to me years ago when I was being a bit of a bitch, whinging and whining. Just a stage I was going through. Most expats go through it I'm sure.
It sounds like its more than just a "stage" to me. It is evident from your posts that you are not happy in Switzerland, so why stay there? Instead of just whinging about it, why not change it? I'm not happy in Australia, so instead of just complaining about it i'm actually going to do something about it - moving to Switzerland.

It really astounds me at the number of people that just whinge about Switzerland in here, yet they still stay there? Perhaps YOU are the one who is a "whinger"? Especially if you won't do anything to change.

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Compared to Europeans, definitely. I have friends who have never left the country their entire lives. I know one person who is in their 40's who has never left Australia.

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Actually no, Switzerland is your current country... you now live in Switzerland yes? You chose this, yet you continue to mention about how great Australia is. Again, why not move back if its so much better? Perhaps you are the one who needs to get off your lazy arse and do something about it? If you do move back, please hand in your swiss passport on your way out, as I don't want bogans in my future country.

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The joke is on you buddy. How many people live in the center of Australia in the desert? The majority of Australia is unlivable. For the third time, I was talking about the cities, where most of our population live. Most people cannot live in the country as the only type of employment is farming. Do you not understand this?
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Does everyone know about drop bears? I thought it might be a Victorian thing... God I laughed when I saw this!
I've always known about dropbears - I was warned many years ago to always look up when in the bush - for those non-aussies that need to know more information now that 13.baz has let the secret out, have a look at this research, and remember, always look up when in the Australian bush.
Warning, the images are pretty graphic:

http://wallabydown.com/2011/03/21/wa...tachment/0214/

http://australianmuseum.net.au/Drop-Bear

That'll keep the tourists out!
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Hmmmm, I read the first part of the thread which seemed quite positive and it must have taken a sinister turn around the fith page.

I have been living in wonderful Switzerland for four years and just about to move on with many fond memories.

I grew up in the suburbs of Perth and also found Perth and the surrounds a great environment to grow up in. Friendly people who have come from all corners of the world, great climate, awesome beaches, wineries, bush, oddles of fredom, good education system, sports galore.

I like the good things from both sides and am the richer for having the good fortune to have spent time in both Siwterland and Oz

Back to the start of the thread - lots of great things in Oz and am sure your BF would learn to love it
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