Melbourne, what can I expect from the land down under?

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  1. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    The CV50's and the CVC is 700 and 800!! wow. thats what Im after. I hope I can find a used one
     
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    Wow, seems like Melbourne is a pretty fun place!

    I'm still deciding if I'll get a motorcycle or a small car. Gas and maintenance expenses might cut into my budget. besides I live here in the Philippines, and I transportation here is a mess, compared to Australia. I think I would be fine.
     
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    I did a lot of price checking before we went to Bali in 2013 on the off chance I'd find something, Shire Music had the best street price I could find in Oz on the net $580 plus delivery but they are only 10 minutes from me so it would have been a walk up buy.

    The CV Thinline came from Wira's Music in Kuta and after a bit of debate I paid $500 including good quality hard case, even the wife approved.

    The year before I had walked away from a nice MIA Tele and Customshop Strat in Bangkok that I am still kicking myself over.
     
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    I've checked their prices against Philippine prices and USD, it seems okay for the price.. maybe around AUD 150-200 more than our prices here.. I'm sure I can find cheaper ones used.. but a guitar is more likely the least of the things I need to focus on. lol. I need to find where I can live! hahah
     
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    We drive on the left hand side of the road, too...;)
     
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    Back in the States, the CV50 is $399 USD, I think that's MSRP. You can usually get it for less! And even less than that used on eBay...
     
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    Oi! Got to pass Tasmania before you get to Antarctica.
     
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    well kinda, if you look a bit to the east....... On the GORoad west of Lorne is the southern view I was thinking about,,,;)

    Lorne line.jpg
     
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    We're almost there! My employer called me up and will send a formal letter of offer in a few days. along with some forms and all.. He was talking about super annuation and stuff and I dont understand it.. have to google up and learn a few things.
     
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    Looks like It'll be very soon until I walk the streets of Melbourne.

    My application has been sent to the department of immigration and awaiting visa processing. and then the final dates of relocation as targeted by company is on end of July or early August.

    I have been visiting domain.au and realestate.au for possible places to live. I've chosen a few in St. Kilda, Prahran and as far as Caulfield. The prices are pretty much consistent. 300-500 aud. Its just a matter of location. I changed my mind on travelling 1 hour maximum, Im planning to get the closest I can to my office without selling my arms and legs. I figured that the cost of travelling with a car or the time it will take for me to commute will be put into consideration in choosing the closest I can get to the office. If i can walk to my work, then I wont spend on parking, gas and car maintenance and saving myself some energy for other things when I get home.
     
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    How exciting! I agree 100% with trying to live as close to your work as possible. If not walking distance, then a short ride by public transport is pretty ideal. At the moment I am living on one side of the city and working on the other and the travel time is insane. Luckily it's only temporary.

    I was in the city a little while back and took some happy snaps. (I meant to post these earlier, whoops).

    flinders.jpg degraves.jpg
     
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    trees.jpg degraves2.jpg elizabeth.jpg
     
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    Melbourne has an extensive tram and rail system .... somewhere on a tram line will be handy...


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    Remember to take some warm, waterproof clothes. :)
     
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    Yes! Thank you very much for this!
     
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    Yes, Im now checking my closet for possible waterproof and cold proof clothes. I dont have any. I live in a tropical country!
     
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    A good leather jacket would serve you well... ;)
     
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    Mostly in Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) which is fairly small for the population of the city. You can walk across it in about 15 minutes. The one with the trees is a little further out but not much. In order:
    Flinders st (just near the main train station)
    Degraves st (small street off Flinders)
    Royal Parade (I think)
    Degraves st again
    Elizabeth st (another major st which intersects Flinders)

    There's some nice architecture in Melbourne (and some really ugly as well :D )
     
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    I like the look of a good leather jacket!
     
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