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Postby Kikapu » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:27 pm

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I'm currently tossing up on a move to USA to work there. I've been invited on a green card and I have a choice between New Jersey or Washington. I prefer the USA than China or the Middle East as I think I could live there and even raise a family there easier. It's nicer. But it isn't as nice as Australia is and it is also a lot colder and lifestyle not as good but it is ok depending on how you set yourself up.

If I go, I will be there for a while, probably try and get my kids US Citizenship as well, and open up some life options for them apart from Australia and Cyprus.


I lived in the West coast of USA, San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years and loved it while I was there before settling down here in Switzerland, which I also love. I think the states is still one of the best countries to visit and live if you can make a good living and that you can provide a good environment for your kids in lifestyle and education. Giving your kids US citizenship will open new opportunities and options for them in the future to live and work in the USA as well as in Europe (EU) and Australia. Your children will be very fortunate to be able to pick and choose as well as pass those benefits to their children in the future. If you have the opportunity to move to the states for a while, take it and give it a go at it. You can always leave if after a while it is not for you and your family. I do not envy you living on the East coast with cold winters and high humidity in the summer, Paphitis. Go west my friend, go west! :D
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:32 pm

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I'm currently tossing up on a move to USA to work there. I've been invited on a green card and I have a choice between New Jersey or Washington. I prefer the USA than China or the Middle East as I think I could live there and even raise a family there easier. It's nicer. But it isn't as nice as Australia is and it is also a lot colder and lifestyle not as good but it is ok depending on how you set yourself up.

If I go, I will be there for a while, probably try and get my kids US Citizenship as well, and open up some life options for them apart from Australia and Cyprus.


I lived in the West coast of USA, San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years and loved it while I was there before settling down here in Switzerland, which I also love. I think the states is still one of the best countries to visit and live if you can make a good living and that you can provide a good environment for your kids in lifestyle and education. Giving your kids US citizenship will open new opportunities and options for them in the future to live and work in the USA as well as in Europe (EU) and Australia. You children will be very fortunate to be able to pick and choose as well as pass those benefits to their children in the future. If you have the opportunity to move to the states for a while, take it and give it a go at it. You can always leave if after a while it is not for you and your family. I do not envy you living on the East coast with cold winters and high humidity in the summer, Paphitis. Go west my friend, go west! :D


Thanks for that. You have provided great advice.

I have been to the States a few times and I don't mind it. It isn't bad at all.

I have a choice of New Jersey and Washington. My wife absolutely loves New York and prefers New Jersey but also likes Washington. I'm just not that keen and really prefer Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne than New Jersey and Washington.

As for me, I would much rather California. If I was allowed California, even LA I would be there already. San Francisco would be even better.

The company that has offered to sponsor me and my family is United.

But yeh, the US would open some doors for my kids, I really would love them to become American citizens.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Kikapu » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41 pm

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MR-from-NG wrote:I forgot to mention. I also met BirKibrisli there and enjoyed an evening out with him. Nice chap, I miss him on the forum. Bir, if you're reading this please make a comeback mate. The forum needs you.


I heard he lives in The Blue Mountains. It's very nice up there.

Mountains and beautiful lush green forests everywhere.

The most beautiful place in Australia, in my opinion is the Northern NSW coast - Coffs Harbour, to Gold Coast. Best beaches and rain-forests too right to the sea. Best climate and weather too.

But then again, so is Lorn along the 12 Apostles Coast.

Noosa too.

So many places. you can get lost in Australia and never want to leave. It is the lucky country. Everything is so chilled and relaxed. Australians are pretty unique kind of people. Very friendly too.


Yes, Bir still lives in the Blue Mountain Region. I met up with him also couple of years ago for couple of days at the Blue Mountains and a day in Sydney. I drove from Adelaide to Sydney along the coast for about 2 weeks. Most definitely Melbourne and Sydney take the prize as the most fascinating cities in Australia that I had seen during the drive. Next time I will drive north from Sydney to Brisbane, Darwin, Alice Springs to Adelaide. I loved the friendly nature and hospitality of the Aussies, as well as their great food. Gooday mate! :D


There isn't a bad city in Australia.

Amazing you did all that. You are very lucky.

Adelaide is famous for Hahndorf, Clare Valley and Barossa Valley and probably the best wines in the world. Also known for the best craft beers and it is very German culturally. It produces wines that are better than French wines. It has very old European architecture and has a very European feel to it. The best planned city in the world. Lots of parks and lots of recreation.

Melbourne, also very European and cultural and famous or its fashion and restaurants. The best coffee in the world and just so cosmo.

Sydney, well Sydney is just out there. No one can really describe it. But has a very silicon valley American feel to it. Just like Brisbane. Otherwise known as Brisvegas. Very silicon valley or Los Angeles feel to it. The jury is out on which city is the best. Personally, I like Sydney. But there are plenty who disagree with me and say Melbourne. And there are plenty who disagree with Sydney and Melbourne and say Adelaide. Brisbane too. Then you got the Gold Coast too which is phenomenal.

Perth is the city I like the least, but really, it is also a very fine place with the Swan River and very picturesque. It has a Cypriot climate,

Darwin is very tropical. Known for its fishing and outdoors lifestyle.

I have lived in every Australian city now except for Hobart, which is like Adelaide and Melbourne. I've been to Hobart, just not lived it. It is a very gorgeous place. Tasmania is extremely pretty.

I was in Darwin for a while too, some years back and have very fond memories of the place. It is also famous for its Greek Kalymnian (Kalymnos) Community and sponge divers from Greece and Japan. Darwin has the best Greek community ever. Just absolutely marvelous people.

Also famous for the pearling industry and for Paspalley Pearls. A Greek Billionaire that has outlets in LA, New York, Dubai and sells some of the most expensive and exclusive pearl jewellery on the planet. Also owns Pearl Aviation. A very fine man that guy.


I did stay with friends in Adelaide for a week and they took me around the wine regions and did many wine tasting. I was able to adopt to Australia with little difficulty as most of the cities have a USA style grid system for streets, so it is very easy to find your way around without GPS. Driving on the left was not a problem as I'm used to that from growing up in the UK. Most of my driving in Australia resembled driving in the USA, except there were very few cars on the roads and few people when away from major cities.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Kikapu wrote:
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MR-from-NG wrote:I forgot to mention. I also met BirKibrisli there and enjoyed an evening out with him. Nice chap, I miss him on the forum. Bir, if you're reading this please make a comeback mate. The forum needs you.


I heard he lives in The Blue Mountains. It's very nice up there.

Mountains and beautiful lush green forests everywhere.

The most beautiful place in Australia, in my opinion is the Northern NSW coast - Coffs Harbour, to Gold Coast. Best beaches and rain-forests too right to the sea. Best climate and weather too.

But then again, so is Lorn along the 12 Apostles Coast.

Noosa too.

So many places. you can get lost in Australia and never want to leave. It is the lucky country. Everything is so chilled and relaxed. Australians are pretty unique kind of people. Very friendly too.


Yes, Bir still lives in the Blue Mountain Region. I met up with him also couple of years ago for couple of days at the Blue Mountains and a day in Sydney. I drove from Adelaide to Sydney along the coast for about 2 weeks. Most definitely Melbourne and Sydney take the prize as the most fascinating cities in Australia that I had seen during the drive. Next time I will drive north from Sydney to Brisbane, Darwin, Alice Springs to Adelaide. I loved the friendly nature and hospitality of the Aussies, as well as their great food. Gooday mate! :D


There isn't a bad city in Australia.

Amazing you did all that. You are very lucky.

Adelaide is famous for Hahndorf, Clare Valley and Barossa Valley and probably the best wines in the world. Also known for the best craft beers and it is very German culturally. It produces wines that are better than French wines. It has very old European architecture and has a very European feel to it. The best planned city in the world. Lots of parks and lots of recreation.

Melbourne, also very European and cultural and famous or its fashion and restaurants. The best coffee in the world and just so cosmo.

Sydney, well Sydney is just out there. No one can really describe it. But has a very silicon valley American feel to it. Just like Brisbane. Otherwise known as Brisvegas. Very silicon valley or Los Angeles feel to it. The jury is out on which city is the best. Personally, I like Sydney. But there are plenty who disagree with me and say Melbourne. And there are plenty who disagree with Sydney and Melbourne and say Adelaide. Brisbane too. Then you got the Gold Coast too which is phenomenal.

Perth is the city I like the least, but really, it is also a very fine place with the Swan River and very picturesque. It has a Cypriot climate,

Darwin is very tropical. Known for its fishing and outdoors lifestyle.

I have lived in every Australian city now except for Hobart, which is like Adelaide and Melbourne. I've been to Hobart, just not lived it. It is a very gorgeous place. Tasmania is extremely pretty.

I was in Darwin for a while too, some years back and have very fond memories of the place. It is also famous for its Greek Kalymnian (Kalymnos) Community and sponge divers from Greece and Japan. Darwin has the best Greek community ever. Just absolutely marvelous people.

Also famous for the pearling industry and for Paspalley Pearls. A Greek Billionaire that has outlets in LA, New York, Dubai and sells some of the most expensive and exclusive pearl jewellery on the planet. Also owns Pearl Aviation. A very fine man that guy.


I did stay with friends in Adelaide for a week and they took me around the wine regions and did many wine tasting. I was able to adopt to Australia with little difficulty as most of the cities have a USA style grid system for streets, so it is very easy to find your way around without GPS. Driving on the left was not a problem as I'm used to that from growing up in the UK. Most of my driving in Australia resembled driving in the USA, except there were very few cars on the roads and few people when away from major cities.


How long ago with this?

If you were in Adelaide, you should have told me. I'm in Brissy right now but more-so in Sydney till 3 months ago.

I really miss Adelaide.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Kikapu » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:50 pm

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I'm currently tossing up on a move to USA to work there. I've been invited on a green card and I have a choice between New Jersey or Washington. I prefer the USA than China or the Middle East as I think I could live there and even raise a family there easier. It's nicer. But it isn't as nice as Australia is and it is also a lot colder and lifestyle not as good but it is ok depending on how you set yourself up.

If I go, I will be there for a while, probably try and get my kids US Citizenship as well, and open up some life options for them apart from Australia and Cyprus.


I lived in the West coast of USA, San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years and loved it while I was there before settling down here in Switzerland, which I also love. I think the states is still one of the best countries to visit and live if you can make a good living and that you can provide a good environment for your kids in lifestyle and education. Giving your kids US citizenship will open new opportunities and options for them in the future to live and work in the USA as well as in Europe (EU) and Australia. You children will be very fortunate to be able to pick and choose as well as pass those benefits to their children in the future. If you have the opportunity to move to the states for a while, take it and give it a go at it. You can always leave if after a while it is not for you and your family. I do not envy you living on the East coast with cold winters and high humidity in the summer, Paphitis. Go west my friend, go west! :D


Thanks for that. You have provided great advice.

I have been to the States a few times and I don't mind it. It isn't bad at all.

I have a choice of New Jersey and Washington. My wife absolutely loves New York and prefers New Jersey but also likes Washington. I'm just not that keen and really prefer Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne than New Jersey and Washington.

As for me, I would much rather California. If I was allowed California, even LA I would be there already. San Francisco would be even better.

The company that has offered to sponsor me and my family is United.

But yeh, the US would open some doors for my kids, I really would love them to become American citizens.


You already have the EU and Australia in the bag for your kids, and if it means to put up with the East coast for few years to gain citizenship for your kids and for yourself and your wife, go for it. United used to have a base at SFO, but the west coast is on high demand to be placed there as pilots, so it might take you few years to make it to the West coast to be based there. I have a friend who is a captain with American now and does fly out of the west coast, but when we met few years ago when he was a first officer, he was based in New York, so he use to commute to New York from the Bay Area when flying to Europe. That was a long commute.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Kikapu » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:55 pm

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I did stay with friends in Adelaide for a week and they took me around the wine regions and did many wine tasting. I was able to adopt to Australia with little difficulty as most of the cities have a USA style grid system for streets, so it is very easy to find your way around without GPS. Driving on the left was not a problem as I'm used to that from growing up in the UK. Most of my driving in Australia resembled driving in the USA, except there were very few cars on the roads and few people when away from major cities.


How long ago with this?

If you were in Adelaide, you should have told me. I'm in Brissy right now but more-so in Sydney till 3 months ago.

I really miss Adelaide.


This was two years ago, but will be making another trip soon as my friends keep bugging me to come over again to Adelaide to see them. When I do, I will give you heads up, and if you are still in Australia, it will be great to meet up, or eventually in California as I'm there couple of times a year. I am also due for a trip to the East coast one of these days as it has been awhile since I last was in the New York, Boston, Washington DC region.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:59 pm

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I'm currently tossing up on a move to USA to work there. I've been invited on a green card and I have a choice between New Jersey or Washington. I prefer the USA than China or the Middle East as I think I could live there and even raise a family there easier. It's nicer. But it isn't as nice as Australia is and it is also a lot colder and lifestyle not as good but it is ok depending on how you set yourself up.

If I go, I will be there for a while, probably try and get my kids US Citizenship as well, and open up some life options for them apart from Australia and Cyprus.


I lived in the West coast of USA, San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years and loved it while I was there before settling down here in Switzerland, which I also love. I think the states is still one of the best countries to visit and live if you can make a good living and that you can provide a good environment for your kids in lifestyle and education. Giving your kids US citizenship will open new opportunities and options for them in the future to live and work in the USA as well as in Europe (EU) and Australia. You children will be very fortunate to be able to pick and choose as well as pass those benefits to their children in the future. If you have the opportunity to move to the states for a while, take it and give it a go at it. You can always leave if after a while it is not for you and your family. I do not envy you living on the East coast with cold winters and high humidity in the summer, Paphitis. Go west my friend, go west! :D


Thanks for that. You have provided great advice.

I have been to the States a few times and I don't mind it. It isn't bad at all.

I have a choice of New Jersey and Washington. My wife absolutely loves New York and prefers New Jersey but also likes Washington. I'm just not that keen and really prefer Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne than New Jersey and Washington.

As for me, I would much rather California. If I was allowed California, even LA I would be there already. San Francisco would be even better.

The company that has offered to sponsor me and my family is United.

But yeh, the US would open some doors for my kids, I really would love them to become American citizens.


You already have the EU and Australia in the bag for your kids, and if it means to put up with the East coast for few years to gain citizenship for your kids and for yourself and your wife, go for it. United used to have a base at SFO, but the west coast is on high demand to be placed there as pilots, so it might take you few years to make it to the West coast to be based there. I have a friend who is a captain with American now and does fly out of the west coast, but when we met few years ago when he was a first officer, he was based in New York, so he use to commute to New York from the Bay Area when flying to Europe. That was a long commute.


They're offering Newark and Dulles.

But they have bases all over the US. They even got pilots living in Europe in Australia but good luck getting one of those slots. It would probably take 10 years of seniority.

My wife has never been to California but thinks that new York is the be all and end all. She loves it.

I've been to both and prefer the West Coast hands down.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Paphitis » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:01 pm

Kikapu wrote:
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I did stay with friends in Adelaide for a week and they took me around the wine regions and did many wine tasting. I was able to adopt to Australia with little difficulty as most of the cities have a USA style grid system for streets, so it is very easy to find your way around without GPS. Driving on the left was not a problem as I'm used to that from growing up in the UK. Most of my driving in Australia resembled driving in the USA, except there were very few cars on the roads and few people when away from major cities.


How long ago with this?

If you were in Adelaide, you should have told me. I'm in Brissy right now but more-so in Sydney till 3 months ago.

I really miss Adelaide.


This was two years ago, but will be making another trip soon as my friends keep bugging me to come over again to Adelaide to see them. When I do, I will give you heads up, and if you are still in Australia, it will be great to meet up, or eventually in California as I'm there couple of times a year. I am also due for a trip to the East coast one of these days as it has been awhile since I last was in the New York, Boston, Washington DC region.


Geez, why didn't you tell me?
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Kikapu » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
I did stay with friends in Adelaide for a week and they took me around the wine regions and did many wine tasting. I was able to adopt to Australia with little difficulty as most of the cities have a USA style grid system for streets, so it is very easy to find your way around without GPS. Driving on the left was not a problem as I'm used to that from growing up in the UK. Most of my driving in Australia resembled driving in the USA, except there were very few cars on the roads and few people when away from major cities.


How long ago with this?

If you were in Adelaide, you should have told me. I'm in Brissy right now but more-so in Sydney till 3 months ago.

I really miss Adelaide.


This was two years ago, but will be making another trip soon as my friends keep bugging me to come over again to Adelaide to see them. When I do, I will give you heads up, and if you are still in Australia, it will be great to meet up, or eventually in California as I'm there couple of times a year. I am also due for a trip to the East coast one of these days as it has been awhile since I last was in the New York, Boston, Washington DC region.


Geez, why didn't you tell me?

I had the impression you were living in the Middle East somewhere for the last few years.
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Re: CYPRUS PRICES .

Postby Kikapu » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Paphitis wrote:They're offering Newark and Dulles.

But they have bases all over the US. They even got pilots living in Europe in Australia but good luck getting one of those slots. It would probably take 10 years of seniority.

My wife has never been to California but thinks that new York is the be all and end all. She loves it.

I've been to both and prefer the West Coast hands down.


Move to the East coast first, and after the first winter and a sweaty summer there, your wife will be begging you to move to the West Coast, to which you can commute to the East Coast. Just need to get yourself a "crash pad" with other pilots to share in the East Coast. :wink:
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