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Old 06-29-2000, 11:15 AM   #1
Kyle Paton
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Talking Attn: All you Limeys (UK people)

I am considering moving to the UK at the end of the year when my current lease is up. I've visited there a couple of time and love it.

Any suggestions or comments

Plus I can get neat cars

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Old 06-29-2000, 11:21 AM   #2
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moving to another country purely for the access to different modes of transportation, are you sure you want to commit to this?

 
Old 06-29-2000, 11:28 AM   #3
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Suggestion #1: Don't call them Limeys.
Suggestion #2: Dress warm.
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Old 06-29-2000, 11:43 AM   #4
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I just want to move someplace different and the only place that fits the bill in the US is either Alaska or Hawaii. I just really love going to England.

Sorry fellas about the limey thing if that bothers ya. Just me being a smart a$$

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Old 06-29-2000, 11:46 AM   #5
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I would recommened Scotland, ( coming from Scotland I'm biased though
In England London is good, so is Manchester and Liverpool, it depends on what your looking for. Where in England have you visited ?
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Old 06-29-2000, 11:53 AM   #6
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What type of work do you do that would allow you to move over there? Do you realize that the cost of living is much higher then here in the states over there? And the cost of gas is more like $5-6/gallon? How about the fact that they eat a lotta really wierd foods? Granted a lot of their women are hot over there, though...
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Old 06-29-2000, 11:56 AM   #7
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So you get to have hot cars and hot girls, hmmm what alse do you need!
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Old 06-29-2000, 01:10 PM   #8
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I wouldn't mind at all moving back to England. I was just over last year for a family wedding near Portsmouth, beautiful countryside (and I saw a Cossie RS on the road). If I found a nice job over there I think I would very seriously consider it.

I can't vote over here either, isn't that taxation w/o representation Ohh well, I'll just be over here for now and enjoying the Independence day holiday (always a fun time for limeys in America )

Tony - Stuck on wrong side of the pond, drives on the wrong side of the road.

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Old 06-29-2000, 02:30 PM   #9
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If you're able to move to the UK on a whim, you've got to already have a pile of cash, so the inflated car/gas prices in GB aren't an issue, right? I think in USD the Impreza turbo's around 30 some thousand bucks.

I drove around Scotland and thought it was great for driving; very sparsly populated roads, but look out for the trucks. The main problem was the weather, which in March seems to be unending rain squals and gales. Other than that it reminede me a lot of the foothills around Colorado with lakes at the bottom of each hill.

Ireland had milder weather and was a lot greener, but the roads were crap for sport driving; way too narrow, no visability around curves, walls that would make you do a nice NASCAR-like crash, pedestrians with nowhere to go but in your way (not drunk or anything, there's just no shoulder or side of the road upon which to walk), and the ubiquitous bus or tractor pulling a huge trailer of crap that takes up more than half the road. It's downright scary, but I saw no highway patrols there, and it would be a little cheaper...
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Old 06-29-2000, 02:56 PM   #10
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I don't want to sound snooty but money is not really an issue. The only reason I haven't put gobs of money in my car is because I belive in moderation (though sometimes I like to go nutty )

Kyle

It's funny most replies are from people here in the US.....oh well

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Old 06-29-2000, 03:08 PM   #11
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If you're looking for replies from England I'd try and post this to the English board not the North American board.

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Old 06-29-2000, 03:19 PM   #12
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Tony, you would be surprised just how many of we 'mother country' Scoobie drivers breeze through here from time to time.

Most of we 'limeys' are well travelled and have been there, seen that, done that and have the t-shirt collection. Nearly all of us come back, and not just because we can get to drive some really mean cars.

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Old 06-29-2000, 05:17 PM   #13
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I lived in England (London SW14) for 6 years in the '80s. It's an absolutely incredible place, and if someone offered me a job over there, I'd move back in a heartbeat. But it would have to be a very well paying job as London is expensive as hell.
But believe me Kyle, Canada is my third country now and even though I enjoy it tremendously, somehow the grass is always greener on the other side.
You'd get used to the great cars very quickly and start missing the things you left behind.
Still, if you have the opportunity to do so, go for it. Living in other countries is a very valuable experience.
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Old 06-29-2000, 05:34 PM   #14
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I moved to Canada almost 5 years ago, and I would not move back. I love my homeland but Canada is way more relaxed and better for my son. Besides I could not afford to insure anything when I was there, and am probably still too young at 22.
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Old 06-29-2000, 05:49 PM   #15
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no.1. Don't live in London if you enjoy driving, social life is great but the traffic is awful

no 2. South East is most expensive, but has the advantage of easy access to the rest of the country and all those events you see on TV i.e Hanley, Royal Ascot etc etc. plus easy access to Europe. It is quicker for me to get to France than Liverpool.

no 3. Buy an STi

no.4 go to loads of Scooby events

no 5. have fun

p.s. We don't mind mind about being called Limeys as it showed just how clever we were
Limeys came from the limes that were given to the crew of sailing ships to prevent scurvy
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Old 06-29-2000, 06:13 PM   #16
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Go for it my son... you know it makes sense!

My house is up for sale (Canada), and I will be back before Christmas. Cant wait.

Been in Canada six years, great Country, great pay, lots of space. However, girls not as hot, cars handle crap, straight roads,sheit beer, no atmosphere at clubs.

Just make sure you win the lottery first

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Old 06-29-2000, 06:46 PM   #17
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Listen to Jay_UK; he is correct in every way.
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Old 06-29-2000, 06:53 PM   #18
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Lemmi see, I was born in York, beautiful city but cold. Lived most of my life in Leeds, moved to London after graduating Uni. Bought a house. Warmer down there, except winter when it seems colder because there are no clouds, at least in the north where it's damp, clouds keep the heat in. Went to Singapore for 10 months working... great nightlife, and women, but too humid for me. Ended up in LA at the end of 97 and love it here. All in all it depends on your lifestyle priorities methinks. I love the beach and head there most days after work to surf. England surf on the otherhand is unpredictable and usually very cold. Great place to Kayak though because of all the rain (yep I did a lot of that when I was there) So, if your social life is clubs, bars and cars. The UK is a great place to be. If you love the outdoors, then think twice. Me? I got married here and am not planning on going anywhere soon.... still I always did fancy Australia! Ah the flexibility of a career in computers.

Good luck! If you want specific info, drop me an e-mail, maybe I can give you some insight.
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Old 06-30-2000, 12:51 AM   #19
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Hey...

dont worry about limey.. lol

I am called far worse...

I have travelled all over the world for work and pleasure... At first it is great.. the novelty.. the newness.....

but after a while that disappears... most people see something new and think great...and it is.. but the issue is how long will this last, before you get use to it?

England is a good place... It is my home... it will always be my home...it is expensive for most things... and the pay isnt always that good.

Alot of my american friends want to move here.. but I'm sure if they lived here they would want to live somewhere else.. lol

If you want a serious chat.. about immigration (I looked into this for a friend).. or jobs...things to do...locations...etc...drop me a mail

J.
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