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Offline JTL

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« on: November 19, 2013, 07:05:37 am »
I had not traveled for almost seven years.  Call it the seventh year itch or whatever, I finally bit the bullet and went to Perth for 8 days.  I had never been to a western country, and I wanted to do an easier one.  Australia is closer than Europe or USA, and Perth is closer than the gold coast.  Most importantly, my niece works and lives in Perth. 

If travel is for discovery, I have discovered that I am not a good photographer.  Still, I will post a few for what it is worth:












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Re: Perth
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 09:41:30 am »
Great. Thanks for those.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 11:50:37 am »
I like those tall gums in your last pic.
Did you travel away from the city during your stay? South to the wine areas of Margaret River? East to Kalgoorlie perhaps? And why Perth? Darwin would have been a closer flight.

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Re: Perth
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 11:51:56 am »
JTL's niece lives and works in Perth.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 12:02:34 pm »
JTL's niece lives and works in Perth.
Ah yes. I missed that bit.  :-[

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 09:10:27 am »
Did you travel away from the city during your stay? South to the wine areas of Margaret River? East to Kalgoorlie perhaps? And why Perth? Darwin would have been a closer flight.

No, I didn't travel anywhere away from Perth.  A friend told me that I should visit Albany, and I thought I would.  I also thought I would visit that famous Margaret River too.... But alas, prior to my departure from home, in an attempt to organize my house for the sake of the trip, I injured my joints and I had to limit my itinerary.  I didn't even get to see a Kangaroo!  That's why I don't really have much to say about your country after my visit.  One thing did impress me as strange:  The shops in Perth close very early.  Some shops in the shopping malls close as early as 3PM! Based on my brief observations, I will describe Perth as a beautiful and orderly lady who sleeps early. 

Another interesting thing I encountered:  I couldn't find the following item after searching several shops.  What do you call them, and don't Australians use them?




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Re: Perth
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 11:35:14 am »
I call those saucepans, but maybe they have a different name in Australia.  Do you ever shop on Amazon.com?  There is almost nothing they don't have.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 11:56:12 am »
Seems strange you could not buy a saucepan in Perth. All the major department stores, Big W, K-Mart, Target would have them, not to mention many specialist homewares and kitchen shops. Perhaps you were looking for some special type? Anyway, I can assure you that we Australians do use saucepans!
Too bad you didn't get to see a kangaroo. They don't like the cities much. (Although Canberra is full of them - I think they have a yearly cull there.)
And Albany is nice - a bit cold sometimes. Wouldn't go for a swim there though; that bit of coast is famous for the great white sharks.

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2013, 02:30:16 pm »
Oh my!  Those are not saucepans!  Saucepans may have a similar form but saucepans are for cooking, and those that I showed are made of plastic, and used for taking water from a bucket.  I tried to search for the English term and found "water ladle"; does that ring a bell? 

No, I have never shopped on the internet, Bertha.  In my country, every supermarket does sell that, so I never thought I would fail to find it. 

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 03:47:19 pm »
No, I have never shopped on the internet

I would say that 90% of the goods coming into my house is purchased from Amazon. I have an account with them and they make it so easy to buy. I simply click on "Buy now with one click" and a few days later the item arrives at my home.....................................GG

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2013, 10:20:52 pm »
Oh my!  Those are not saucepans!  Saucepans may have a similar form but saucepans are for cooking, and those that I showed are made of plastic, and used for taking water from a bucket. 

Well, despite what some would have you believe, Australia has moved into the 21st century. We have taps.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2013, 11:32:10 pm »
Oh my!  Those are not saucepans!  Saucepans may have a similar form but saucepans are for cooking, and those that I showed are made of plastic, and used for taking water from a bucket.  I tried to search for the English term and found "water ladle"; does that ring a bell? 

No, I have never shopped on the internet, Bertha.  In my country, every supermarket does sell that, so I never thought I would fail to find it.

I would call them water dippers or ladles.  If you search "ladles" though, you'll get soup ladles. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 02:31:15 am »
I must be missing something here. Am I to understand that TT, with her beautiful modern home equipped with air conditioning, has to obtain water from and exterior source. That is a non-sequitur....................GG

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2013, 07:38:42 am »
I couldn't find the following item after searching several shops.  What do you call them, and don't Australians use them?

You wouldn't fnd that in Germany either, I've never seen anything similar - apart from a saucepan, which you could use for your intended purpose of course  ;D
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