Coming to America

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  1. The Dragon

    The Dragon New Member

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    I've been very restless for a while now and have been thinking of moving to America...Well Texas to be exact.(God I just love that Texan accent)
    I've belive it is very simalar to my home state of Queensland.
    I Love the ocean and a fairly relaxed lifestyle, so I wondering if any of my American friends can give me some tips about which Texan cities might fit the bill.
    Also is there any quaint local (texan) customs I should be aware of.
    Cheers,
    Dragonfly.
     
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    the only tip i have about texas, is move to south florida. :D
     
  3. The Dragon

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    Circumstances, you neglected to say what South Florida has going for it as opposed to Texas
     
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    OOHHHH! DOH!! (smacks self up the side of the head)
    So it does!
     
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    My advice (having moved to New York) is to check for ex-pat groups. They'll help with any moments you might feel a bit lost
     
  7. B_Hickboy

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    That twinge in your intestines
    I lived in Texas and didn't like it. If I were looking for a place to settle other than where I am, I'd go to Virginia. It has miles and miles of beautiful coastline, a gentle rolling Piedmont, and gorgeous mountains. It also has four distinct seasons. If you go much further south, including the Gulf Coast, you're lucky to have a sweltering summer and a nasty, rainy winter with fifteen minutes of midge-breeding weather between. I know, because I live in coastal South Carolina and have, as I mentioned before, lived in south Texas.
     
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    hey! i have a gentle rolling piedmont!
     
  9. The Dragon

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    Here in North Tropical Queensland we have two seasons -
    HOT, and HOT and WET.
     
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    here we have hot and wet (fairly long), and not so hot (much shorter).

    summer is the rainy season
     
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    And I hear that Florida is well known for it's Bull Sharks..a species I haven't had any dealings with as of yet....
     
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    That twinge in your intestines
    Think of a shallow water, bottom-feeding great white, about 1/3 size. They have'em in Texas, too.
     
  13. IntoxicatingToxin

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    Eh... If I had to move to Texas and wanted to be near the water, I'd move to Galveston. It's not far from Houston, and it's RIGHT on the water. I think it's beautiful there.

    GALVESTON.COM: Galveston, Texas Living
     
  14. The Dragon

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    Thank you TattooedMamaMeg,
    Galveston looks lovely!
     
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    I'd advise you not to come to America...
     
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    Why is that Viking?
     
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    Haven't been to Galveston but am part owner of a company on the Gulf Coast, about 1.5 hours east of Houston, and about 30 mins west of the Louisiana border. I go there several times a year.

    It's a horrible area. Nothing but rain, heat, flat land and oil refineries.

    Houston is quite nice, but the heat/humidity is terrible. Dallas is gorgeous, and I hear that San Antonio is something else (never been there).

    If I were you, I'd travel the area a bit before settling down. You might want to also check out New Orleans.

    But remember this and don't say I didn't warn you. Ain't no waves on the Gulf coast. If you like waves, forget about it.

    Haven't been to Queensland, but you may also want to check out the Caribbean -- St. Thomas, Aruba, or even the Bahamas. They've got waves AND semi tropical weather. But no Texas accent...


    Butl... shhhhh... California is better.... :biggrin1::rolleyes:
     
  19. viking1

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    I think this country is going down the toilet. I've been looking for a way to leave here. I've though about Australia, but it's a long way, and I don't have much money. I guess Canada would be my best chance.
     
  20. The Dragon

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    Sweetie, you might not be safe in Canada with all the saber rattling it's been doing over ownership of the North eastern Passage.
     
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