Moving from Au to Newcastle UK - advise

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by BenMelb, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. BenMelb

    BenMelb New Member

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    thanks,
    I now intend to take my bike with me, i will insure it so if the airline smash some carbon its covered.

    The other almost good thing?!?! is Australia is so expencive that the UK (bike wise) is even, your beer i hear is cheaper and we are only cheaper with living costs eg rent, fuel, and meats.

    otherwise i think you supply V demand is better and it works out even. If i can save i will come home in front but even if i come home about even i just cant wait to see what its like.

    My last day at work in melbourne scored me some books on Euro and one on English pubs.... looks and reads like my heavan exect the cold that i will need to get used to!!!

    short sleves .... my god! over 23+ deg maybe but do you really in winter eg jan where i see on the net its about 3deg?

    crazy people :)

    i will have to practise my "english" such as bollocks and geezer? hahaha
     


  2. BomoSammo

    BomoSammo New Member

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    i will have to practise my "english" such as bollocks and geezer? hahaha[/QUOTE]

    . . . and you'll need to learn 'The Blaydon Races' if you fancy singing your heart out on the Gallowgate End for the Toon . . . just the 1st verse and the chorus will do you, everyone mumbles the rest anyway.
     
  3. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

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    When do you arrive Ben?

    (I was gonna try and use a geordie accent but couldn't even begin to write it)
     
  4. BenMelb

    BenMelb New Member

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    I am waiting on my Visa then i book the flights, it is expected i will get there mid march or the start of april.

    I better buy some warm cloths before i leave. I understand they are much cheaper here... just not sure exactly what i would get as its been high 30's here all week so a singlet feels like a jacket to me :)
     
  5. YIMan

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    I take it you mean the strongest accent rather than the worst?

    Ben, there is a lot of good riding to be done in the north-east both on and off-road, though you will find the UK roads rough and ready (from both a surface finish and driver cycle-awareness perspective) compared to Oz and of course the weather can be harsh.

    You will get some great country riding on quieter roads going out into Northumberland (north of Newcastle) or west into the Pennines. There are off road cycle routes directly from Newcastle city centre right out into the wilderness (and indeed right across to the west coast) and also purpose built tracks at Hamsterley Forest, Kielder Water and a but further north at the 7 Stanes centres.

    Have a great time, I can almost guarantee you will love it despite the weather!
     
  6. BenMelb

    BenMelb New Member

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    I have been enjoying it, and come to like the Geordie accent and their words.



    Conversation can be most interesting, as we both only understand 50% of what each other is chatting about hehe



    The first few weeks were hard however the communication is fine now.



    I think (shudder) I might need to get a off road bike, as the roads seem a bit scary for my liking... :(



    The countryside is great, and with all the driving I have done in the likes of Scotland etc I would love to find quiet roads, but so far the traffic conditions have scared me enough to stay off the road... I might try it in summer when I can’t resist
     
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