Is there any point in visiting Australia.....

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#16 Aug 10th, 2017, 10:55
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The best reason to travel to Australia is to visit the Melbourne branch of " Saravana Bhavan " and pay nearly 900r's for " Meals " -- and than get slugged $2 for extra Samba.
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Hmm. Bali and the Philippines are still winning in my head, but my friends seem a bit more keen on Aus. How expensive are decent (not very cheap but not outrageously expensive) restaurants?

Another trip to California sounds like the better option. I still have my US visa.

PS-TD, I do like British reticence. So much better than the loud monied crassness you see in America, coupled with the fact that so many of them just don't know when to stop talking!
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They do a dance?
#19 Aug 10th, 2017, 11:37
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Originally Posted by redninja View Post The best reason to travel to Australia is to visit the Melbourne branch of " Saravana Bhavan " and pay nearly 900r's for " Meals " -- and than get slugged $2 for extra Samba.
The first Australian Saravana Bhavan is in Sydney. For 600rs you can get a better dosa at other places with unlimited samber.
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Originally Posted by BholeBaba View Post They do a dance?


They sure started dancing when i started yelling at them, about being a bunch of highway robbers, licensed Bandits, and an absolute disgrace to the essence of traditional Tamil hospitality.
They handled that outburst, but things started to get a bit unhinged when i told them their Rasam tasted like cats piss.
Safe to say i won't be returning.
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Originally Posted by BholeBaba View Post Hmm. Bali and the Philippines are still winning in my head, but my friends seem a bit more keen on Aus. How expensive are decent (not very cheap but not outrageously expensive) restaurants?

Another trip to California sounds like the better option. I still have my US visa.

PS-TD, I do like British reticence. So much better than the loud monied crassness you see in America, coupled with the fact that so many of them just don't know when to stop talking!
I will go to Philippines too. A lot cheaper than Australia.

Restaurant prices depend on the type of cuisine. Modern Australian fare is expensive. Any other cuisines is not that bad.

A lot of inexpensive Vietnamese and Thai places. AUD14-20 will buy you a decent enough meal. Chicken is cheap so you will be fine

You can stay with me in Sydney and I will introduce you to my version of Australiana.
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If cost wasn't too much of a consideration, I would choose Australia over the Philippines or Bali any day. But- a big but- you have to have much more time in hand, compared to B or P, to even start doing Australia some justice and a longer holiday means a more expensive one anyway.
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post You can stay with me in Sydney and I will introduce you to my version of Australiana.
Now you're talking.
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You could just have PM'ed GP, but nice way of getting someone to respond the way you want

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#25 Aug 10th, 2017, 18:14
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Jitu, I've already started lining up the UK cooking IMers to give me meals when I next visit!
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Govindpuri, do like I do. Get DEFINITIVE dates from the prospective visitors then book your holiday away.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Jitu, I've already started lining up the UK cooking IMers to give me meals when I next visit!
Tell a definitive date and reach a week earlier.

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#28 Aug 11th, 2017, 02:45
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Good idea ViShVa. I will also provide incorrect adresses and phone number.
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I think everything in Australia can kill ya like spiders and snakes.

Or eat you alive.

Personally I'd rather visit New Zealand. Everyone I know who's been has loved it.
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