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Ashes down under
« on: February 20, 2017, 04:59:41 PM »

Anyone considering going to aus this winter?
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 05:02:33 PM »

Anyone considering going to aus this winter?

Yep, lame sale goes through officially so the mrs, the rug rat and I are off for a few months to aus.. watch the ashes live and I can play regular cricket. Win win
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 05:06:30 PM »

My parents are. They are going to the Perth  and Adelaide tests which are before Christmas so I can't get them to pick me up something in the GCCC Boxing Day sales. Gutted.
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 05:13:07 PM »

Wife wants to go to Thailand/Singapore at the end of the year, in hopeful we could do Singapore then Perth then home to catch a day.
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 07:25:49 PM »

Anyone with any experience of an ashes tour mind having a chat with me?
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 07:56:04 PM »

I'll have a chat with you bwcc, I was there in 94-95, Sydney is fabulous and no one hates the English as most have relatives here-never been made more welcome anywhere with my England shirt on. Drove from Sydney to Melbourne on Humes highway, didn't look far on the map, took about 100 hours with 4 of us in a Nissan Micra.Stopped to re fuel a few times is deserted petrol stations, you've seen Wolf Creek right? Ok it was like that.

Got to Melbourne it rained a lot just like England, hit the MCG and the sun came out, vast stadium wrapped up in jeans, coat and boots to avoid skin cancer the temp hit 100 degrees.then with nothing to eat apart from a burger went out on the town (still boiling hot) drank way too quick must of passed out in the toilet or hit my head somewhere.Woke up with a sheila(Aussie girl) legs astride my neck in the gents toilet slapping me round the face. Without her doing that I could of been brown bread, to her I owe a lot.

Fell out with my mate on the trip got a silver bus back to Sydney with an Israeli army girl asleep on me for 24 hours.she was very pretty and I fell in love for a day.
Back at Pitt street Sydney took in the sights of a wonderful city, left and came back to England a grown up.

Is that OK for you?.
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 08:13:12 PM »

Yep, looking likely that I shall be doing Melbourne, and going to see if I can stretch to Sydney.
Have only ever done the Windies before, so looking forward to it
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 06:30:07 AM »

100 hours? Did you drive around the whole coast of Australia? It's about a 9.5 hour drive lol
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 06:41:55 AM »

100 hours? Did you drive around the whole coast of Australia? It's about a 9.5 hour drive lol

Haha yes! About 10 hours it took i exagerrated a bit

Fabulous trip thou back in 94-95 i would encourage everyone to do it
Huge myth busted the aussies dont like us English....one of the friendliest places ive ever been
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 08:35:32 AM »

I'll have a chat with you bwcc, I was there in 94-95, Sydney is fabulous and no one hates the English as most have relatives here-never been made more welcome anywhere with my England shirt on. Drove from Sydney to Melbourne on Humes highway, didn't look far on the map, took about 100 hours with 4 of us in a Nissan Micra.Stopped to re fuel a few times is deserted petrol stations, you've seen Wolf Creek right? Ok it was like that.

Got to Melbourne it rained a lot just like England, hit the MCG and the sun came out, vast stadium wrapped up in jeans, coat and boots to avoid skin cancer the temp hit 100 degrees.then with nothing to eat apart from a burger went out on the town (still boiling hot) drank way too quick must of passed out in the toilet or hit my head somewhere.Woke up with a sheila(Aussie girl) legs astride my neck in the gents toilet slapping me round the face. Without her doing that I could of been brown bread, to her I owe a lot.

Fell out with my mate on the trip got a silver bus back to Sydney with an Israeli army girl asleep on me for 24 hours.she was very pretty and I fell in love for a day.
Back at Pitt street Sydney took in the sights of a wonderful city, left and came back to England a grown up.

Is that OK for you?.

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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 09:14:48 AM »

it is actually true  :)

anyone thinking of going to see the Ashes in OZ just go. it's a fabulous place Australia(when you get to grips with how vast it is) , the MCG is something else I believe it does get full (or did) for an Aussie rules final.

Plus Sydney harbour fireworks for new years eve is amazing to see.

Only thing I regret about the whole 3 weeks was not going over to Perth to see the coastline and of course, the WACA  :)
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 09:37:28 AM »

I am still undecided as the plan is to go to NZ  in Oct  and are considering a stay  in Aus
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2017, 09:56:27 AM »

Anyone have any idea if there's a minimum age for hiring a car over there?
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 10:07:58 AM »

21 I believe
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Re: Ashes down under
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 10:24:08 AM »

How sure are you @Number4
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