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View Poll Results: If given the opportunity and funds, which region would you choose to live, work and play?
Australia's Gold Coast 61 59.22%
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 42 40.78%
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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9 hours on plane is nothing: lean back, chill out and reset your mind to holiday mode. Europeans have such a warped view of distance. It must come from living in those tiny little countries...
For every hour i fly i must stay 2 days at my destination
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:26 AM
 
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For every hour i fly i must stay 2 days at my destination
Depending on prevailing winds and air traffic, a flight from Sydney to Perth can take 5 hours....so that would be 10 days in Perth???
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Depending on prevailing winds and air traffic, a flight from Sydney to Perth can take 5 hours....so that would be 10 days in Perth???
Yep but i can't think of any reason right now why i would travel to Perth.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Europe
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I went to Fort Lauderdale and I loved it!! I wish to spend some time in the future, I don't know Australia
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It takes over 9 hours to fly to Hong Kong/Shanghai/Tokyo from Gold Coast, you call that not very far?
You could compare it with flying from Copenhagen to Beijing or from Rome to Calcutta.
9 hours is nothing to me, personally. I'd say globally the western US is probably worse in some ways, though, in terms of isolation. Western Australia is probably less globally isolated too actually.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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9 hours on plane is nothing: lean back, chill out and reset your mind to holiday mode. Europeans have such a warped view of distance. It must come from living in those tiny little countries...
It's plenty. The 7 hours that it took to get to New york nearly killed me. My back was as stiff as hell.

And I don't know about you but americans would find that a long flight too.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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My guess is that Miami would be a bigger culture shock for the people posting here than Australia would be.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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9 hours is nothing to me, personally. I'd say globally the western US is probably worse in some ways, though, in terms of isolation. Western Australia is probably less globally isolated too actually.
No its not.

9 hours to UK.
17 hours to Dubai.
13 hours to Tokyo.

versus

26 hours to UK
14 hours to Dubai
10 hours to Tokyo.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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It's plenty. The 7 hours that it took to get to New york nearly killed me. My back was as stiff as hell.

And I don't know about you but americans would find that a long flight too.

Not really. That's just a normal flight for any American that wants to travel to another country.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Not really. That's just a normal flight for any American that wants to travel to another country.
Not really they can fly to South america and the Caribbean in like 3 hours.
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