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Old 05-16-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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What about Melbourne winters?
Sounds like a potshot from a Sydney native

The record low is -2.8C, that's not particularly cold at all. Look at Chicago, it hits -8C on a daily basis during the winter, and is prone to heavy snowfall.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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Sounds like a potshot from a Sydney native

The record low is -2.8C, that's not particularly cold at all. Look at Chicago, it hits -8C on a daily basis during the winter, and is prone to heavy snowfall.
Haha I wish to either one - Melbourne or Sydney. San Francisco here. It's funny that there's kind of a rivalry between the two cities. It's kind of like the rivalry between San Francisco and Los Angeles, while both are good for different reasons.

-2.8C isn't bad. I've had worse. Chicago though...too cold.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Personally I don't see how anyone could enjoy living in a cold city. Snow is beautiful and fun. However when it turns into a brown sludge and your hurrying to work on crowded footpaths covered in pack ice its anything but beautiful and fun.

Cold is a relative thing, its about 20 celius right now, and I am in a bus full of people with coats and scarfs.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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Personally I don't see how anyone could enjoy living in a cold city. Snow is beautiful and fun. However when it turns into a brown sludge and your hurrying to work on crowded footpaths covered in pack ice its anything but beautiful and fun.

Cold is a relative thing, its about 20 celius right now, and I am in a bus full of people with coats and scarfs.
Personally I like the seasonal contrast between hot and cold.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:59 PM
 
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Where in Australia can you drive from viewing bikini clad lasses on the beach to a ski resort in less than two hours? Then after you tire of skiing, drive a few more hours to one of the hottest deserts on earth?

Come on, this is silly.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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Where in Australia can you drive from viewing bikini clad lasses on the beach to a ski resort in less than two hours? Then after you tire of skiing, drive a few more hours to one of the hottest deserts on earth?

Come on, this is silly.
Not one of the hottest, THE hottest. That temperature record probably won't be beaten.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Even though Canada and Australia have similar climactic diversity on that Koppen scale I still think Australia has the more appealing weather. I don't mind Spring and Fall but From Mid November to Mid April the weather in Canada pretty much sucks no ifs, ands or buts about it. After a month of freezing your n***s off by mid January the cold gets old pretty fast lol.. You get used to it but you're kidding yourself if you find a Toronto or Montreal or even Chicago or New York winter pleasant... Thailand is my ideal place and its climactic diversity isn't diverse at all - hot and hotter - works for me!
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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Where in Australia can you drive from viewing bikini clad lasses on the beach to a ski resort in less than two hours? Then after you tire of skiing, drive a few more hours to one of the hottest deserts on earth?

Come on, this is silly.
California baby! Gotta love Californnniiaaa.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Another inane thread.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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[quote=Jas182;37462541]Which Anglo country is the best out of all these things, UK, USA, Canada or Australia:

Friendliness: Australia/USA, with Australia maybe having the slight edge here. (UK & Canada are generally more polite than they are friendly, IMO.)
Location: First place, UK, given its proximity to much of the rest of the world. Second place, USA, given the weather in its southern half while also having decent proximity to much of the rest of the world.
Lifestyle: Australia
Weather: First place, Australia. Second place, USA, since we have California, as well as higher elevation Southwestern locales, with great climates.
Nightlife: First place, UK. Second place, USA.
Tourist attractions: USA
Economic diversity: USA
Cultural contribution: First place, USA. Second place, UK.
Urban living: Canada. I'm serious; Canadian cities are cleaner than USA or UK cities, have more reliable public transport than USA or Australian cities, and are way safer than USA or even UK cities. London can be overwhelming, and NYC can be overwhelming and is, while exciting, also quite a dump.
History: UK. No contest.
Architecture: UK. Again, no contest.
Transportation: UK if you're into public transport, USA if you're into driving (which, as a USA guy myself, I am).
Education: If you're defining university/postsecondary education, I give UK an extremely slight edge over USA. But, UK and USA are the two finest nations in the world for quality postsecondary education.
Natural scenery: USA and Canada, tied.
Cost of Living: USA
Political Stability: All four are stable.
The Politics: USA. I'm an American conservative/libertarian type, and that only has mainstream sociopolitical popularity in the USA.
Economical Stability: USA, although all four are generally stable economically.
Fun: Gotta go with USA on this one, followed fairly closely by Australia.

My responses in bold above.
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