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Natty
10-06-2002, 02:33 AM
...I don't know for sure yet though, basically my bf said he's going to America next July and as my birthday present he wants me to go along all I have to worry about is my spending money.

I'd love to go, but I'm still kinda whats the word I'm looking for? Thingie about this whole America/Iraq/War crap :( I don't particually wanna go if theres a war going on- so can someone please kindly tell Mr Bush that I'm considering coming to America next year and I'm only considering it if there's no war? Its not like I particually wanna be blown up or fried or cooked or nuked or gased while on holidays :(

HelenW
10-06-2002, 03:11 AM
Lucky you Natty!! I wish someone would take me to America, I've been wanting to go back since I went to Florida a couple of years ago. What part of America are you going to?

I wouldn't worry too much about the whole war thing, I'm sure that security is a lot better since september 11th, and even if war breaks out America is unlikely to turn into a war zone like you see in some countries. The wars are usually fought in another country. Remember the Gulf War last time? We were only aware of what was going on through the media.

Depending on what part of America you plan on going to I think you are at more risk of getting stuck in the middle of a hurricane or an earthquake or something, but people don't stop going, cos the risk is small. Natty, where you live is much more dangerous!!! The thing that puts me off Australia is that it is the most dangerous country in the world, cos it has the most deadly creatures!! And Redbacks are small aren't they? How on earth do you see them coming? At least the big fat hairy ones you can see a mile off and get out the way!!! I think you'd be safer in America than Australia :p

Natty
10-06-2002, 03:25 AM
Australia has something like 8 or 9 of the top 10 worlds most deadly snakes :p

As for spiders? Well I don't think I've ever seen a redback other than whats on TV, although when we finally decide to clean out our garage I'm sure there's probably lots of them in there coz they love dark dirty places, which if you ever see my garage then you'll wonder why :p

There's also the black widow (or funnell web as it's sometimes called coz of the funnel like web it- origional hey?) which is found in Sydney, so I'm safe.

The only spiders we have gotten around my house is the Huntsman- which is this big furry kind of thing- which they aren't poisoinous they kinda freak you out when you see them sitting on your wall :p They pretty much mind their own business though. We get the occasional trapdoor spider and black house spider but like the Huntsman they pretty much mind their own business- can't remember if their poisionous or not.

The spider that really irritates me is the white tail spider, small nasty poisionous buggers, which incidentally have a white spot on their bum and are poisionous, but I don't know if their deadly or not. Have almost been bitten by a white tail on a few occasions which kinda freaks me out.

Like the Crocodile Hunter says (least I think it was him)- most often than not animals won't harm you as long as you stay clear of them, you might be scared of them, but chances are they're scared of you too :p

NiKo
10-06-2002, 09:09 AM
Niko wants to go to America...

Deadmeat_X
10-06-2002, 09:14 AM
Deadmeat too...

Brighteyes
10-06-2002, 09:14 AM
What part of America?

I'm going to Las Vegas in January for my freinds wedding.
Then in may im going to West Virginnia and gawd knows after that. My mate and me are gonna hire a cadilac and road trip.

Joshi
10-06-2002, 10:51 AM
i wants to go to new york and get mugged (what are you all looking at, it sounds like a nice experiance). i told myself that before going uni (two years) i'd like to take a year out to travel, but i'll probably go somewhere like japan or australia (or both) not america cause it's too urbanised.

obi
10-06-2002, 10:55 AM
Have no fear, Natty, obi is here, and I just sent this email to Mr.Bush(He's my pal). I wrote it in the language he understands the most, so if you can't read it, I am sorry. Keep in mind that I AM trying to communicate with George W. Bush here. ;)


Deer Bush,

Natty is coming too Ameryicah. Pleese dont seynd us to wahr. Her boyfrend wantz to come 2. So if you waynt to sniyper SoDamn Insane, pleze dont do iyt theyn.

Thaynk you.

Yur Pal,

obi

Feral
10-06-2002, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
i'll probably go somewhere like japan or australia (or both) not america cause it's too urbanised.

Actually, the US is a lot less urban than the UK; there are, according to my VERY rough calculations, 617 people per square mile in the United Kingdom compared to 69 people per square mile in the USA, and that's me being kind to the USA.
Japan is even more urban than UK; 856 people per square mile. Australia is a good one though, with just 6 people per square mile. THere are more sheep than people in Australia; 60 sheep per square mile, which just goes to show that the Australians are worse than the Welsh.

Kj°len
10-06-2002, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by Deadmeat_X
Deadmeat too...

Kj°len too.... Oh wait, LOL I live there...er...here. :p

I like America, There really is no action going on here so no worries. If your really scared, just limit your time in the Empire State Building or something :p

SamNMax
10-06-2002, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Natty


I'd love to go, but I'm still kinda whats the word I'm looking for? Thingie about this whole America/Iraq/War crap :( I don't particually wanna go if theres a war going on- so can someone please kindly tell Mr Bush that I'm considering coming to America next year and I'm only considering it if there's no war? Its not like I particually wanna be blown up or fried or cooked or nuked or gased while on holidays :(


Don't worry. Just because we're at war doesn't mean you'll die. I've lived in America all my life and I haven't died yet.

SamNMax
10-06-2002, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
i wants to go to new york and get mugged (what are you all looking at, it sounds like a nice experiance).


Oh, not another New York hater. I don't think they'll be mugging in this war. You can say they're a little jumpy, you might even say, they're scared out of wit's end and thinking they're going to die any second. That's a little hard for them, you know?

Joshi
10-06-2002, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by The Feral Chicken


Actually, the US is a lot less urban than the UK; there are, according to my VERY rough calculations, 617 people per square mile in the United Kingdom compared to 69 people per square mile in the USA, and that's me being kind to the USA.
Japan is even more urban than UK; 856 people per square mile. Australia is a good one though, with just 6 people per square mile. THere are more sheep than people in Australia; 60 sheep per square mile, which just goes to show that the Australians are worse than the Welsh.

okay, but i've lived in england for so long that i want to get away from urbanised places such as england or america whilst at the same time, japan seems like a good cultural prospect (i may go to china instead) and australia sounds good (i used to work around a lot of sheep, so i'm used to it)

HelenW
10-06-2002, 03:38 PM
Actually, with regards to the mugging/crime thing, they reckon that New York is actually a safer place to be than London. Crime rates over there are going down as a result of a crackdown on crime, and over here crime is increasing........... lots more muggings, robberies, murders, and gang killings and stuff is occuring here now, whereas before it was a phenonemon associated with America.

Plus I remember reading somewhere that alcohol is becoming anti-social in America, if thats the case, there is lots less fighting I'm sure........... I know in England, I hate going town clubbing on a friday or saturday night, cos there are loads of drunks picking fights and throwing bottles at each other.......... makes a great night out when a bottle goes whizzing past your head or you get stuck in the middle of a punch up that has absolutely nothing to do with you!! :(

murta
10-06-2002, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by The Feral Chicken


Actually, the US is a lot less urban than the UK; there are, according to my VERY rough calculations, 617 people per square mile in the United Kingdom compared to 69 people per square mile in the USA, and that's me being kind to the USA.

Of course, you gotta account for all the deserts and country in the US, there's alot more room for people over there

Natty At Work
10-06-2002, 06:27 PM
There isn't as much space in Australia as most people think- its mostly just sand

and thankyou obi- I'm sure Mr Bush is going to reconsider now that you've informed him I might be going to America next year :) I just want to go to Disneyland :) Wait isn't Disneyworld bigger? Where's the most amusment parks? California right? :D

Natty At Work
10-06-2002, 06:33 PM
Should also point out that I have no idea where I'll be going- its supposed to be a surprise, and its not definate yet

Kj°len
10-06-2002, 06:43 PM
Accually Natty, I'd prefer DisneyWorld in Florida.

Dark Sad Shadow
10-06-2002, 10:20 PM
perhaps you should consider Mexico :D :D
im there, so we can party :)

Brighteyes
10-07-2002, 07:08 AM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi


japan seems like a good cultural prospect

(i may go to china instead)

There isnt much of Japan not polulated mate.

If your going to China go to the western part. Next to Monglia.
I did the whole country south to north and Sichuan was definatly the best! Grass and snow feilds as far as you could see.
Yak burgers/freindly people/fantastic crafts/monastries.

Just have a cushion for your arse the roads hurt! And there'll be 15 hours of it at times.

What part of Mexico DSS?
I'm going to Yucatan and Guatmala in a few years time. To see the Myan ruins.

Deadmeat_X
10-07-2002, 11:10 AM
What wrong woth urbanisation? In my stupid opinion, most mountains look the same, but every big city is different.

Joshi
10-07-2002, 01:02 PM
firstly, natty, most of orlando, florida is a tourrist place and so if your looking for theme parks, that would eb the best place to go (disney world (all four parks), bucsh gardens, universal studios)

secondly, i'm would hopefully be going travelling in about 2 year time so i don't have to think about it too much now, but i'm seriously considering china basically because i like that kind of place. i've been to india and africa, i'd now like to go to china, especially where Brighteyes mentioned, it sounds good. also, australia still sounds like a nice place to visit despite all the 'sand'.

and thirdly, yes, most mountains do look the same, but it's still a nice veiw (i like landscape painting as a hobby) adn also i like the fresh open spaces and country side alonmg with teh cultural backrounds and mythology connected with places like China (greece is another place i'd like to go to, but maybe when i'm older)

Al-back from the BigWhoop
10-07-2002, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Brighteyes

If your going to China go to the western part. Next to Monglia.
I did the whole country south to north and Sichuan was definatly the best! Grass and snow feilds as far as you could see.
Yak burgers/freindly people/fantastic crafts/monastries.



Go to Xian, they dont have electricity in there. Only those terracota warriors

Natty At Work
10-07-2002, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
australia still sounds like a nice place to visit despite all the 'sand'.

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the desert sand or beach sand? :p

Acrylic
10-07-2002, 10:45 PM
lol....my mom used to live in Australia 'fore she had me :)

Natty At Work
10-08-2002, 12:52 AM
Apperantly last week a survey done on 150 cities around the world and Melbourne (that's where I live) was chosen as the best city in the world :D Only thing is our weather kinda costed us points :(

Joshi
10-08-2002, 01:09 PM
if i go to australia, i'll probably go to sydney or melborn, because frankly, the weathers got to be better than british weather (and of course to go see natty!:))

Al-back from the BigWhoop
10-08-2002, 02:16 PM
i heard that its quite dangerous to swim on some australian beaches, not sure y though? r there sharks? jelly fishes? Those annoying little clow-fishes that every1 likes? nah, that would be too dangerous.

storken
10-08-2002, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by NiKo
Niko wants to go to America...

Hey, btw.. how is the "moving-to-sweden-and-awaiting-moving-to-the-states" thing going?

Natty At Work
10-08-2002, 11:31 PM
Australia also has lots of scary sharks and jellyfish :p We're dangerous :D

Brighteyes
10-09-2002, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Al-back from the BigWhoop



Go to Xian, they dont have electricity in there. Only those terracota warriors

Are you thinking of somewhere else? Cos Xian is very modern.
It's what I thought japan would be like.

Theres like those tv screens on the side of buildings and things.
The people are really nice though. Got invited into a shop that sold tea and they filled us up with expensice green tea. And we chatted for ages.

Joshi
10-09-2002, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by Al-back from the BigWhoop
i heard that its quite dangerous to swim on some australian beaches, not sure y though? r there sharks? jelly fishes? Those annoying little clow-fishes that every1 likes? nah, that would be too dangerous.

they have quite a lot of sharks. my friend went surfing there once (actually he had been quite a lot of times, he's a hardcore surfer) and got attacked. one of the sharks tooth go teh side of his stomach and gave him a huge rip befor ehe got away. he's still got the scare to prove it.

Al-back from the BigWhoop
10-09-2002, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Brighteyes


Are you thinking of somewhere else? Cos Xian is very modern.
It's what I thought japan would be like.

Theres like those tv screens on the side of buildings and things.
The people are really nice though. Got invited into a shop that sold tea and they filled us up with expensice green tea. And we chatted for ages.

its probably my spelling. im refering to the town where the terracota warriors are, u r talking bout Xiang.



@ joshi - so, did it hurt?

Joshi
10-13-2002, 04:22 PM
[sarcasm]no, it was just a tickle[/]:rolleyes:

Natty At Work
10-13-2002, 10:41 PM
Well I don't think I wanna go now- after whats happened in Bali over the weekend :(

Brighteyes
10-14-2002, 05:38 AM
They've got electricity in the town were the Warriors are.

It's out in the sticks i admit.
You can buy a full size copy for 1000 quid.
Heres the pic i took of them

http://web.ecomplanet.com/ROSL8743/servercontent/MyCustomImages/ROSL8743CustomImage0123650.jpg

Guybrush122
10-14-2002, 10:01 AM
No fear! Mr. Brush is here!

sorry i was away for a bit....comp problemos







Natty, just to tell ya, dont be uncomfortable about the situation of America and Iraq. See, its a different kind of war...more of a cold war than anything.

ie

"Im gonna blow you up!"

"No, Im gonna blow YOU up!"

"No! Im gonna blow YOU up!"

"No! I AM!'

"Nuh uh"

"Yuh huh"

"Nuh uh"

"Yuh huh"

"I hate you."

"You smell."

"IM TELLING MOMMY!"

"No you're not!"

"Yes I am!"

"Nuh uh"

"Yuh huh!"




so on and so forth....Natts, theres nothing to worry about....come to America! p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-pwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeee? *puppy dog eyes*

Joshi
10-14-2002, 02:08 PM
i don't know, all this snipering in washington, kinda makes a person think twice. how many time is it now. it's kind of getting out of hand isn't it? and they don;'t even know if it's the saem guy or a loada people doing it in the saem way to hide there numbers. and they're attacking completely random people. i'd really hate to be in washington right now.