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_tom_

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Exciting times ahead!
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:21:46 PM »
Just booked myself a one-way flight to Vancouver in August! I have a working holiday visa and hoping to stay out there for as long as possible, just hope the job situation is better there than it is here :)

I've saved enough money to live in Whistler for two months and have the accomodation lined up already, just need to make the payment. Also have enough to buy a 2nd hand bike when I'm there, so if nothing else it will be 2 months of mountain biking and drinking :D Exciting and a bit scary at the same time.

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 09:09:31 PM »
nice, vancouver's one of those places I really want to go to :)

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 09:29:47 PM »
Wow - enjoy!  I love Canada  :)

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 12:42:22 AM »
Hope everything goes fine!!! I'm back on thinking in immigrate... Lets see what happens!

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 11:51:23 AM »
That's very exciting news. Lot of film work in Vancouver you know.

_tom_

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 02:20:33 PM »
Didn't know that actually, I heard it was all in Toronto but I've got my heart set on BC for the mountain biking! I might apply for a few things in Vancouver then but will be in Whistler for the majority of my stay I think - at least for the first 2 months.
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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 02:26:15 PM »
Good luck to ya mate ...........enjoy
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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 06:24:49 PM »
Great stuff Tom. I loved BC. I'm sorry that I haven't had a chance to make enquiries for you re Insurance Tom. Been a bit distracted of late I regret to say.
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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 06:55:56 PM »
No worries Steve, I think I'm sorted with ACE Insurance anyway - cheapest comprehensive insurance I can find and they cover everything I need to meet the IEC standards :)

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 06:59:12 PM »
Didn't know that actually, I heard it was all in Toronto but I've got my heart set on BC for the mountain biking! I might apply for a few things in Vancouver then but will be in Whistler for the majority of my stay I think - at least for the first 2 months.

Yeah Vancouver is the stand in city for near enough every genre-tv series. The university turns up on all sorts of planets in Startrek and Stargate, particularly :lol:


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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 10:42:10 PM »
Yeah Vancouver is the stand in city for near enough every genre-tv series. The university turns up on all sorts of planets in Startrek and Stargate, particularly :lol:

Yeah, and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan should really have been called Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Spends a Lot of Time on a Boat and then Visits Vancouver....

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2011, 11:08:09 PM »
Good luck mate.  My bro took a long break in Vancouver and loved it, really nice people so he says.

38thBeatle - Do you do insurance? I need a quote for some bits (PL etc).  If so, then could you drop me a PM.
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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 03:26:03 AM »
Well I've been in Whistler for 2 days now after a weekend in Vancouver, it's brilliant so far :D Not sure whether I will be staying for longer than 2 months - really depends whether I meet anyone I can start to become friends with! At the minute I'm the only person living in the upstairs of the condo I'm staying in, and the guys downstairs will be leaving soon plus are already in their little cliquey group of friends. It's alright for now but I can see it starting to feel a bit lonely as time goes on. Will just have to see how it goes.

I've been putting a selection of photos on a tumblr blog so that people at home can just visit that rather than me having to email everyone the same photos - it's here if anyone wants to have a look http://beastinbc.tumblr.com/

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 06:28:51 AM »
^ Hang on in there - appreciate the "you" time!!!

Pics look very cool.

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Re: Exciting times ahead!
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2011, 06:35:46 AM »
Hi Tom, stick with it. Your pictures bring back very pleasant memories for me.
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