Attention Sydney guys

  • LaxJock26

    Posts: 36

    Mar 14, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    Hey there guys, I'm studying abroad in Australia (for the next three months), and I'll be visiting Sydney soon. I'll be on break for about a week, so if you guys have any major highlights you recommend this American bloke seeing, it would be greatly appreciated! I'm pretty much up for anything (as long as it doesn't break the bank), especially things that are LGBT friendly! Thanks a lot.

    P.S. Anyone know any LGBT friendly housing/accommodations for cheap?
  • offshore

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    Mar 14, 2012 11:24 AM GMT
    Yeah, get molested by Drop Bear is a highlight for any tourist.

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  • kiwi_nomad

    Posts: 316

    Mar 14, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    yes watch out for drop bears! they are everywhere
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    Mar 14, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    LOLLL you ozies make me laugh, I got all serious for a bit and tried looking up on this 'drop bear' species icon_lol.gif
  • hot_aussie_7

    Posts: 10

    Mar 14, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Well if you're looking for gay friendly sites in Sydney, Oxford Street is the gay centre of Sydney ... plenty of gay bars, clubs, shops and more. Very openly gay-friendly area, and is between the Sydney CBD and Bondi Beach.

    The Newtown area is also a gay friendly area, but a bit further out from the city.
  • offshore

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    Mar 15, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    FootballHawk saidLOLLL you ozies make me laugh, I got all serious for a bit and tried looking up on this 'drop bear' species icon_lol.gif


    Please take this very seriously:
    http://australianmuseum.net.au/Drop-Bear
    This is the official species description from Aussie national museum.



    Between the DB and Dingos, it's getting really scary to go for a walk about outback these days.
  • Suetonius

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    Mar 15, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Bondi Beach
  • Suetonius

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    Mar 15, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Appropos of Drop Bears (see Offshore's post), questions/answers/advice from an Australian Tourist Board site: (repost)

    Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia ? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? (UK).
    A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.
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    Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
    A: Depends how much you've been drinking.
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    Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)
    A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water.
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    Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay ? (UK)
    A: What did your last slave die of?
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    Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia ? ( USA )
    A: A-Fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe.
    Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not
    ... Oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.
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    Q: Which direction is North in Australia ? (USA)
    A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.
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    Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia ? (UK)
    A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do...
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    Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
    A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is
    Oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.
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    Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia ? (UK)
    A: You are a British politician, right?
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    Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round? ( Germany )

    A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers.
    Milk is illegal.
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    Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA)

    A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from.
    All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.
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    Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)
    A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of Gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them.
    You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.
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    Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia ? (USA)
    A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.
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    Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia ? (France)
    A: Only at Christmas.
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    Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
    A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first
  • charlieviiper...

    Posts: 328

    Mar 16, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    I'm going on exchange to sydney too!

    July - Dec!

    Drop bears?
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    Mar 16, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    skip Sydney and QLD all together, they are over rated.

    But I breed Drop Bears in the bush in my back yard; but they only come out after sun down.
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    Mar 16, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    charlieviiperi saidI'm going on exchange to sydney too!

    July - Dec!

    Drop bears?


    its funny that drop bears get so much attention, they really dont attack unless provoked. Dangerous dirty little fuckers.

    You'll love Sydney great place to party, not so good for cost of living in Aust atm.
  • LaxJock26

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    Mar 16, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    Lolz drop bears. I have been in country for more than a month, so I do know a little bit icon_razz.gif

    Thanks for the tips guys, if you have any more, keep 'em comin!

    100+ points for Suetonius for adding hilarity and being awesome.
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    Mar 16, 2012 11:43 AM GMT
    whats a drop bear? arent they in california?