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  1. dxboz

    Flights to UK

    Saw a deal this week with Malaysian Airlines to London $871 return in June! Have flown Thai numerous times but not for a few years - they were great. Used to fly them so I could do a stopover in Thailand. Trip around Australia? Sounds good Pom Queen x
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    Once you have migrated where do you go on holiday?

    excuse spelling!
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    Once you have migrated where do you go on holiday?

    Bali is not paradise -it s a thirld word country
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    Once you have migrated where do you go on holiday?

    Spent 20 years in Melbourne avoiding Bali - now living in Perth - you are right!
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    Once you have migrated where do you go on holiday?

    Usually UK and Asia. UK because you want to go see family and Asia cos it can be a quick side trip. Usually Asia any other time because it is so close
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    What happens when you first land???

    lol - like this - must be the Scottish humour!
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    Paying for a house

    No difference - a bank cheque is same as cash - anyone can cash it
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    Moving to perth

    East Fremantle is a fabulous spot
  9. If you are trying to get a mortgage in Scotland whilst living in Australia - I tried this last year and found it impossible due to banking regulations between both countries. I tried everywhere - including brokers with no luck - even with having other investment properties and a 60% deposit. If the property had been in England it would have been ok. It was so frustrating
  10. You coming back to Perth so soon Dave?
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    Cost of living in Melbourne

    Even $95000 to support a family of 4 would be doing in tough - gone are the days where Australia was a cheap place to live - I would not do it in your situation - you will be under so much money stress and do not underestimate the stress of leaving friends and family - that is huge. Would I do it again now? No
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    Aussie weather

    38 degrees in Perth yesterday 28 overnight and humid - it is almost never humid here - now it's autumn we get humidity??? Again 38 degrees here finally gave in to put A/c on - will be on all night.Normallydon't need it as we get the Freo Doctor bringing a cooling breeze - he's gone walkabout! Never got these temperatures in summer. Also just listening to the news we have had a record 54 days without rain - weather it is a changing!
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    Success 6164 - Feedback

    If it is only you and your wife forget suburbs - look at Fremantle - everything on your doorstep and you can walk everywhere. Henderson a short 10 minute drive away. I think she would be bored beyond belief living in Success or Cockburn on her own when you are off travelling. I also lived lived in Dubai for a few years.
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    Rent Rise

    I think you have got to bite the bullet on this one and move to a cheaper suburb or state! That is a huge amount of rent to be paying. Making the move to another suburb or state is so much easier than the big move you did to come to Australia. Although I do know that once you have made such a big move to come here sometimes you feel stuck because you made such a big move and it feels so hard to move on. You have to be brave and decide what is right for you but staying where you are does not look like a good option. You don't sound really settled here - maybe a move back to where you came from once you have got citizenship might also be on the cards? I think the rent increases are legal - check your contract. Most would allow for an increase every year. Also looking to the future you don't want to be renting forever. Good luck with your decision.
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    Avon ceasing operations in Australia and New Zealand

    Very sad - end of an era