Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It
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We did a reccie this time last year to both Adelaide and Sydney, and found that Adelaide was more in line with what we were looking for, it takes guts to move to the other side of the world without having seen it when there are kids involved. We are due to hopefully start our new lives in Adelaide later this year. Good luck with what you decide.
Shona (39), Ian (39), Elisha (15), Mitchell (12) and Ty (6)
And as for doing a reccie, I wouldn`t bother, save your money, we did it without a reccie, didn`t know a soul here (apart from email contact with my previous employer) and have never looked back :D:D
Fortune favours the brave !!!!!!!!!
No reccie landed here just over 3 years ago, 4 kids not alot of cash still here loving it and actually have our own place.....
no reccie,no job not much cash a two year old boy.been here over five years all going well.there are still the same probs here crime,drugs and scumbags.people are people everywhere.we like it here.give it a go all the best.mark.
Mark 40, Jo 37, Jamie 10 and harry 5 :0)
Our situation was...I visited Australia on my own in 1996/1997 for 14 months on a working holiday visa and loved the country and 10 years ago saw the UK was going downhill and Australia offered plenty of opportunities. When the relationship with my partner was clearly going to be long term I suggested emigrating to Australia. My partner had never been to Australia until we emigrated and was going on my vision of 10 years ago and information from family and friends that had visited in subsequent years on holiday.
Out of the two of us, my partner who had never visited has taken to life in Adelaide like a duck to water and called Adelaide home very early on, for me it took a bit longer, not because I did not love life in Australia but I missed family and friends and finding a rewarding job took longer than I thought it would.
I am not sure if there is a right or wrong answer to the reccie question, I think if you come with the right attitude and embrace starting a new life in Australia you are on the right track.
Only you can make that decision once you get here.Its just too personal I think for someone to say go for it!It depends where you're from,where you're going,work,schools,family,money,the list goes on.Be realistic in your expectations,and look at the whole picture,not just whats featured on "Wanted Down Under"!My parents emigrated in 1970 with us kids,and all they had was a 2 page brochure on Australia to go by.No internet,no family,no reccie.Personally unless you've got buckets of spare cash to burn,what are you going to gain by a reccie?You have Google Earth to virtually drive around suburbs,employment on line(well some anyway)schools and so on.Forums such as this one to ask questions.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your views and opinions!!
I know its each to their own and all that but I do appreciate it!
Maybe the word i should have used was 'lifestyle'!!
Will keep you all posted!!