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Old 09-21-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Australia. New Orleans in my dreams.....
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Hi there

I am looking for any Australians who have made the move to New Orleans or have lived there for a while to share their experiences good or bad.

It has long been my dream to relocate to New Orleans but given that I never finished high school I don't like my chances! But I would still love to hear others stories about life there.

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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Default Dont do it!

Save yourself the trouble! im an aussie who moved to New Orleans for a job 3 months ago and cant wait to leave..yes the city has culture and is a good tourist spot but that's it. Just visit for a week or 2. After that the novelty wears off and you are stuck living in a dirty , smelly, crime ridden city. There is a bad transport system, no local stores (all tourist shops) and nothing in the city to cater for long term living. People are un-friendly and there are homeless people everywhere. Sorry to put a damper on it but im speaking from experience.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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No local stores? Really?
Let's see MAgazine Street, Oak Street, Maple Street, St. Charles Ave., etc...

None of those are "tourist" shops....perhaps you should leave the Quarter sometime.
The streetcar is fine...the city is walkable, and honestly the crime is bad but its not that bad....

I feel safer than I have in Atlanta or Houston.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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Save yourself the trouble! im an aussie who moved to New Orleans for a job 3 months ago and cant wait to leave..yes the city has culture and is a good tourist spot but that's it. Just visit for a week or 2. After that the novelty wears off and you are stuck living in a dirty , smelly, crime ridden city. There is a bad transport system, no local stores (all tourist shops) and nothing in the city to cater for long term living. People are un-friendly and there are homeless people everywhere. Sorry to put a damper on it but im speaking from experience.
nice first post.
I don't want to get all defensive about NOLA, but this is not exactly a reliable data point
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Save yourself the trouble! im an aussie who moved to New Orleans for a job 3 months ago and cant wait to leave..yes the city has culture and is a good tourist spot but that's it. Just visit for a week or 2. After that the novelty wears off and you are stuck living in a dirty , smelly, crime ridden city. There is a bad transport system, no local stores (all tourist shops) and nothing in the city to cater for long term living. People are un-friendly and there are homeless people everywhere. Sorry to put a damper on it but im speaking from experience.
New Orleans certainly has its problems, but I can't honestly say that the people are unfriendly. Sure, you'll run into some here and there, but for the most part New Orleanians are quite accepting, down to earth, and generally easy going people.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Maybe gh326 had a bad experience, like, for a reason. Just sayin'
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Save yourself the trouble! im an aussie who moved to New Orleans for a job 3 months ago and cant wait to leave..yes the city has culture and is a good tourist spot but that's it. Just visit for a week or 2. After that the novelty wears off and you are stuck living in a dirty , smelly, crime ridden city. There is a bad transport system, no local stores (all tourist shops) and nothing in the city to cater for long term living. People are un-friendly and there are homeless people everywhere. Sorry to put a damper on it but im speaking from experience.

Ppl are certainly friendlier in NOLA than Sydney or Adelaide. The transport is system is far superior to Sydney, there are many local stores. Sure, they may be mixed in with tourist places but it's no different to anywhere else. As for homeless people, I can trip over them on Sydney/Adelaide/Melbournes' sidewalks. What planet are you from?
IMHO, you either 'get' NOLA or you dont. I think also how you approach a place is reflected back to you. Hence I cant wait to leave Australia for good.

I think the OP shouldnt ask only Australians their opinon, as Australians can be a little on the parochial side. I dont know why some of them even bother to leave the place but I'm getting off-topic....lalalalalalala...

Sasscam, the only way to find out is to get your tush over there, preferably while I'm there - me and the luffly Drou will show y'all a good time!
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Australia. New Orleans in my dreams.....
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Sorry guys! I didn't even notice that you answered me!

gh326 I'm sorry you didn't like New Orleans. Did you have a particularly bad experience??
jacq63 As soon as I've paid off all my debt New Orleans will definately be my first stop! It's a place I've long dreamed about and have such a strong pull towards I just can't imagine myself not liking it. And I can't even imagine a place on the planet where the people are ruder and the transport system ****tier than Sydney!
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Sasscam, the only way to find out is to get your tush over there, preferably while I'm there - me and the luffly Drou will show y'all a good time!
Yay, luv a good time! Where ever y'all wanna go, I'm game!
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Australia. New Orleans in my dreams.....
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Haha HOPEFULLY next year! And If I love it like I think I will I want to live there forever and ever
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