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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Paphitis » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Get Real! wrote:Re Paphiti, if it’s high rise you want then stay in Australia!

Aussie cities are way prettier and more modern than the dumps of both America and England.

I don’t understand your fascination with that shithole America... :? :lol:

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I told you it isn't just about high rise. If it was I would go to Dubai or Shanghai.

It is the complete package.

You talk about dumps elsewhere but you neglect mentioning the very dump you live in - Cyprus. In comparison, you would say it is a much more fitting descriptor for Cyprus rather than other places you attribute the label to.

I mean yes, there has been some progress in Cyprus and things will hopefully even get better for Cyprus. But, you don't have great town planning. The architecture and streetscape of Limassol is like downtown Mogadishu.

You are not on par with NY, or SF so dream on.

You have town planning, laws and rules in the US. Australia too. They should try this one day in Cyprus...

Fucking imagine walking on a street in Limassolk with pot holes you can fall into. Only in Limassol and Mogadishu. You can't do that in the USA or Australia mate.
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Get Real! » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:26 pm

I don’t understand you dude… :lol:

But I would laugh my arse off if you were to move to the US because I know you’d make the biggest mistake of your life, and hopefully not burn your bridges... or you’ll be stuck in hell! :lol:
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Paphitis » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:33 pm

Get Real! wrote:I don’t understand you dude… :lol:

But I would laugh my arse off if you were to move to the US because I know you’d make the biggest mistake of your life, and hopefully not burn your bridges... or you’ll be stuck in hell! :lol:


USA is a broad country.

Firstly, I like the warmer weather, so that means Florida or California. I'm not a fan of Florida, but California is awesome. I also have relatives in New York and LA.

My cousin is a Lawyer in LA and he is doing really well for himself and lives in a nice home overlooking the city skyline, in a pretty elite area.

The USA is not the place you envisage it to be. Or should I say, you wish it to be from your hatred.

You can find everything in the US. Most of it is pretty awesome. But if you want to find the most ugly, you can find that too.

As for the US, I am on hold for a Green Card, all I need to do is sign my life away. If they gave me anything like LA or SF, I would be there right now because I know I can lead a similar life there as I do in Australia. But NY is good too, as is Virginia, New Jersey and Boston. But it is cold.

Even Melbourne is too cold for me.
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Kikapu » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Life in the USA is at fast pace most of the time, and that is great for certain time in ones life. The younger one is the better suited for life in the USA as it involves a lot of driving to get from one place to other because it is a huge country with great variations of landscape. Even just living in the Bay area of San Francisco or the LA county requires a lot of driving as often there is a lot of traffic. As one gets older, one appreciate a slower pace life, as I now do in Switzerland when driving ones car is not needed as there is a great public transportation and mostly on time. Then again, it is much much smaller country and less hectic. I am glad I have had the opportunity to experience both. However, whenever I get the chance to go to the USA, which is often 2-3 times a year, I enjoy it to the fullest while there to be in the fast pace life again. In the summer, I took my twin 21 year old nephews to the USA, and being their first time, we drove 5,000 km in 12 days crossing over 4 different states in a loop going from Las Vegas to Las Vegas. They loved it. I did all the driving, as I didn't trust their driving experience since they drive on the wrong side of the road in the UK! :D
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Paphitis » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:09 pm

Life is pretty fast in the big cities. It's pretty damn hard but you can make of it whatever you like.

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane are pretty fast. But we are here to work.

All you need to do is just get in your car and find yourself in the Great Dividing Range, Blue mountains, Bateman's Bay, Gold Coast, Noosa, Whitsundays and they my friends are probably some of the most magical places on the planet.

Atm, I average 3 overnights a week. So my bag is permanently packed with the same things. I just get my bag and go. 3 hotel stays a week, that is 150 a year. :?

When I string 2 days off in a row, I try to get to see my family.
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Get Real! » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:44 pm

Look, if you ever take the plunge and regret… all you gotta do is post an “S.O.S” on the forum and I’ll get something started for you… we’ll all chip in and get you out of there! :lol:
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Paphitis » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:51 pm

Get Real! wrote:Look, if you ever take the plunge and regret… all you gotta do is post an “S.O.S” on the forum and I’ll get something started for you… we’ll all chip in and get you out of there! :lol:


There will never be any regret Get Real.

Going to the US can only be viewed as a big adventure, and if you don't like it, you can always come back to Australia. It really is no issue at all.

Another big thing about it is that my kids may qualify as US Citizens after a few years, and that is a huge thing for them. It opens a lot of doors for them.

And Australia is only a flight away as well. Cost of tickets = tax only. Staff travel.

There would be more chance of me regretting a move to Cyprus I would say. The place is too small. Doesn't matter how beautiful it is, or how nice the weather is, it is tiny and there is only so many times you can keep doing the same thing. America and Australia are both huge places. There is always that bit you haven't yet explored and there is no way you can do everything in a lifetime. Such is their vastness.

Out of all my relatives, most of which are in new York, none seem to hate it or have any desire to move to Cyprus or Greece. In fact they love it. They really love New York and the lifestyle there which is pretty fast. I guess it is what they are use to. My wife use to work in New York at the UN Headquarters for a while so she lived New York for about a year and she had a ball. New York is just New York. You know the Frank Sinatra song? There is no place like it. New York is where I met my wife too.

My LA cousin, well he is printing money at the moment.
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:09 pm

imo with today's conditions it's nearly impossible for anyone to really make it in a foreign country, unless his/her job does not have a measurable output because that's the No1 criterion in the private sector. Mots young Cypriots I know, end up doing Government jobs, professors at Universities or doctors. The UK may still be an exception mostly because the British are more welcoming and also because of the numbers of Cypriots already living there.
Most Greeks I know living in the US just own pizza shops!

Kikapu may I ask what kind of job you were doing in SF? I don't mean the exact description only whether you were working in the public sector or the private one, or perhaps a subsidiary of a Swiss company.
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:13 pm

Paphitis wrote: My wife use to work in New York at the UN Headquarters for a while so she lived New York for about a year and she had a ball. New York is just new York. There is no place like it. New York is where I met her too.


See my previous post :wink:
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Re: Problems with Turkish pipeline

Postby MR-from-NG » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:imo with today's conditions it's nearly impossible for anyone to really make it in a foreign country, unless his/her job does not have a measurable output because that's the No1 criterion in the private sector. Mots young Cypriots I know, end up doing Government jobs, professors at Universities or doctors. The UK may still be an exception mostly because the British are more welcoming and also because of the numbers of Cypriots already living there.
Most Greeks I know living in the US just have pizza shops!

Kikapu may I ask what kind of job you were doing in SF? I don't mean the exact description only whether you were working in the public sector or the private one, or perhaps a subsidiary of a Swiss company.

I think he had a hot dog stall. Kikapu? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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