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Electrical :?: What voltage and cycles do you use? Both, Australia and New Zealand.

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Bill AU is 240v 60hz (think NZ is the same but not 100% sure)

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wow that's gona be one heck of a hair dryer

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Lauren may not need the straightening iron. It may just blow straight. :lol:

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Bill
Average temp. for Sydney in October is 56 - 72 degrees F. Average rainfall 3". So light water resistant jacket will see you through most weather.
Also check out the plug configuration as well as the voltage. It is different.
The water goes down the plug in the opposite direction.
Down is on, on light switches not up.
Crossing the road, look to the right and be careful when driving around corners. That's when you are liable to revert to habit and end up on the wrong (or right as the case may be) side of the road. Take it from me. I did that in Santa Cruz. Stupid driver was coming straight for me or maybe that was just Californians man :lol:
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Are most of your cars right hand or left hand drive? Left hand on the left side of the road... Just close one eye and think I just finished a 12 pack of beer.

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Bill you will fit right in here.

Peter....

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Peter

I'm practicing right now.

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Just left our Elks club. I was trying to explain to the officer on way home how I was practicing for a future trip to down under. He didn't buy it either:(

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All our cars our right hand drive ,and we even fix the American and European imports by putting the controls on the right side, :lol:

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Bill how do you go about getting a drivers licence over here, or if we go over there. I've never been over seas haven't got a clue how to go about it...

Peter.....

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Peter

Thanks for bringing up the DL issue. I'll check into that.

In Europe and Central America, they honored my Alabama US DL. But, I do need to look into that.

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How do we even start on beer glasses.....

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Stubbie is a small bottle of beer, tally or longneck is a big bottle of beer, Tinny is a can of beer. Slab is 24 cans of beer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Australia has a chart :shock:
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Peter

I found this on DL. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/vis ... w/faq.html

Track these Koozies are sized for 12 oz. cans or bottles. A friend of mine said if he needed one he wasn't drinking fast enough!

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Bill
Out of curiousity, how long are you coming out to Australia and New Zealand?
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