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    Aussies prefer LA

    Almost 400,000 Aussies visited Los Angeles last year.

    What is the allure for Aussies to go to tinsel town?

    How many Aussies visit Thailand per year does anyone know??

    G'Day LA: Tourism Soars With Help From Australia | NBC Los Angeles

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    They want to go surfing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AztekLabel
    What is the allure for Aussies to go to tinsel town?
    seen the FX rates lately ?

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    How is that determined, though? LAX is a major international hub, and they're probably counting customs/immigration clearances- I would imagine a substantial number of those tourists are hopping on planes for other destinations within the US (not to say that LA doesn't have a lot of tourist potential).
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    I'd say the recent upsurge is to do with the fact that the US is a cheap place to visit for Aussie's, these days. It would probably cost you more for a holiday in Nth Queensland, or Sydney. Going to Bali or Phuket is heaps cheaper than a beach holiday in Oz.
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    They want to visit Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, et al.

    Austrawood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Mel Gibson
    Born in the USA.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Russell Crowe
    Kiwi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Mel Gibson
    Born in the USA.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Russell Crowe
    Kiwi.
    I know.
    Technically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    How is that determined, though? LAX is a major international hub, and they're probably counting customs/immigration clearances- I would imagine a substantial number of those tourists are hopping on planes for other destinations within the US (not to say that LA doesn't have a lot of tourist potential).
    Click the link an Aussie Council General agrees with the numbers...
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I'd say the recent upsurge is to do with the fact that the US is a cheap place to visit for Aussie's, these days. It would probably cost you more for a holiday in Nth Queensland, or Sydney. Going to Bali or Phuket is heaps cheaper than a beach holiday in Oz.
    I think the Authentic Mexican food is the reason!! lol

    I always ran into Aussies in LA never thought there were that many in LA in 1 year!

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    ^^ Strangely, Errol Flynn was a real Aussie (well, Tasmanian)- but Hollywood concocted some bullshit about him being Irish.
    I think the Authentic Mexican food is the reason!! lol
    Pretty good reason- the faux Mexican in Oz is even more shite than actual Tex-Mex.

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    Aussies have infiltrated all parts of American society
    Even country music see Keith Urban...

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    The 400,000 ausies are following Mel Gibson, and nicole kidman and are all australian actors attempting to be movie stars.

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    LA is a good starting point for a trip around the American west; the California coast, San Francisco, the wine country, Yosemite, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon. Then there is always Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Universal City, Disneyland and the beaches close in to LA. Great destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    They want to go surfing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Submaniac View Post
    The 400,000 ausies are following Mel Gibson, and nicole kidman and are all australian actors attempting to be movie stars.
    Is Olivia Newton John still in circulation?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HansuMan
    Is Olivia Newton John still in circulation?
    February 10th, 2012 - Music lovers will be flocking to Bangkok next month in order to attend Summer Night with Olivia Newton-John, a showcase for a true icon of the film and music industries.

    The English-born star will be performing at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center on March 23rd 2012 at 20:00 local time as part of her Asian tour for 2012.


    ASIAROOMS.COM - EXPERIENCE SUMMER NIGHT WITH OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN IN BANGKOK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post

    The English-born star will be performing
    well don't I feel foolish- what gave me the idea she was Aussie? U made me look it up:
    Olivia Newton-John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    seems family emigrated to Melbourne Oz when she was 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^^ Strangely, Errol Flynn was a real Aussie (well, Tasmanian)- but Hollywood concocted some bullshit about him being Irish.
    I think the Authentic Mexican food is the reason!! lol
    Pretty good reason- the faux Mexican in Oz is even more shite than actual Tex-Mex.
    tex mex ughhh I never eat Tex Mex, California Mexican and Texas Mexican food can be a world apart... Errol Flynn great actor, Hollywood changed allot of peoples names and back grounds to make them seem more appealing..
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    LA is a good starting point for a trip around the American west; the California coast, San Francisco, the wine country, Yosemite, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon. Then there is always Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Universal City, Disneyland and the beaches close in to LA. Great destination.
    Id say if you really are visiting LA you might be able to squeeze in a trip to LV probably not SF unless you fly up and back in a day..

    Yosemite would be a stretch on a vacation to LA, also being that many times you need reservations to stay there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Submaniac View Post
    The 400,000 ausies are following Mel Gibson, and nicole kidman and are all australian actors attempting to be movie stars.
    Is Olivia Newton John still in circulation?

    My friend teaches at the High School where Grease was filmed in the silver lake part of LA I believe...

    lol @ Mel Gibson the guy drank some bad roo piss or something he is nucking futs!!

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    I have a friend who went to the States as there was no work for him in Aussie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AztekLabel
    What is the allure for Aussies to go to tinsel town?
    'cos a burrito in Melbourne costs $30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AztekLabel
    What is the allure for Aussies to go to tinsel town?
    'cos a burrito in Melbourne costs $30.
    Got this bad boy Breakfast Burrito almost the size of my forearm for about $3.00

    free salsa and chips.

    So when are we going into business together HappyNZ?



    From what ive heard from people who have been to both places Cali and OZ

    LA > Sydney
    SF > Melbourne
    San Diego > Perth
    Yosemite > Alice Springs
    Malibu > Bondi

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    Anywhere is cheaper than Australia at the moment. Its seriously fuked up dudes but its great if you got a fist full of dollars and a rock solid bank account.

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    Is it because everything has to be shipped in? I know OZ is pretty far from many vegetable growing countries and land locked to no other country..

    I realize how lucky I am in this part of the U.S. I bought a head of lettuce for 33 cents, and a gallon of milk for around $1.50 where in other parts of the U.S. it can go for over $4

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    Aussies prefer A ?,.......oh LA

    Must get me eyes tested.

    Prolly right first time though

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Anywhere is cheaper than Australia at the moment. Its seriously fuked up dudes but its great if you got a fist full of dollars and a rock solid bank account.

    you are too old to be a fireman now Terry, why not become a financial advisor?

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