I Love Perth

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iTurbo, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. iTurbo macrumors regular

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    I know this may sound ridiculous, but I've always had a fascination with Perth, Australia.

    I've lived in the US all my life; never got to travel outside my borders. I've gotten very good at some things, but I am no programmer, like I imagine some of you are. My brother does that (Solr, Ruby etc), and has tried to get me into it, but I find I am far better at drywall/texture/tile/mortar/grout etc.

    This past few week has been incredibly stressful, with my boss breaking his hip and leaving me to deal with everything. We have a 160 apt complex and I'm the only one to take care of it all, despite not getting paid for it and being spread way too thin.

    I know this is fantasy world speaking, but I found out tonight I could get a one-way ticket to Perth for about $1100 and I'm willing to bet there is some large apartment complex than would love to have me. Rather than northern Wyoming and I have no kids/family to hold me back.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Do it. Take the plunge and don't look back. Life's too short.
     
  3. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

    allan.nyholm

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    I have a fascination with Australia in general and I would also suggest that you follow through on your thoughts.
     
  4. Gutwrench Contributor

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    I bet I’d love it too. Do you mind letting me squeeze myself into your checked baggage?
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    Line up the job before you go.

    Oddly enough, I’m applying for a job “down under.” I jokingly told me wife about it and she said I should apply.
     
  6. hawkeye_a, Jan 17, 2019
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    hawkeye_a macrumors 65816

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    For the head:
    1. Economy(specifically mining) is picking up again.
    2. Housing and construction is slowing down.
    3. Cost of living is probably higher than Wyoming.

    For the heart:
    1. Lifestyle is the best part. Easygoing, laidback.
    2. Beaches. Surfing is the national passtime.
    3. People are generally very friendly and easy going.(moreso than the east coast)

    It’s been a year since i’ve been back and I miss my island home. Good luck!

    PS> Air New Zealand usually has some good deals. And i recommend you get a return ticket, in case you need to use it. IMHO

    PPS> https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
     

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