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>> No. 1547 Anonymous ## Mod ##
14th December 2010
Tuesday 3:19 am
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No drug hookups. Don't even try to be sly.

Sorry lads, that's just how it is.

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>> No. 3509 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 12:54 pm
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What do you lads think of Malta as a place to live? Rent for a one bedroom flat on the smaller and less popular island of Gozo is apparently only 300 euros a month. E.g:

https://www.maltaproperty.com/en/products/webshop/39527/gozo-property-for-rent-victoria-flat-with-1-bedroom.htm

Surely there must be hidden fees not mentioned? I can get a work from home job that pays the UK minimum wage and live like a king (by my spartan standards) in Malta without even having to work 5 days a week.
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>> No. 3515 Anonymous
27th May 2019
Monday 12:15 pm
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It's a great place to live, but quiet and in the summer, very very hot indeed. You might get bored with it being so hot. It is indeed quite a cheap place to live.

If you can get work (there are quite a few local internet companies) that isn't tourism based, you'll live okay.

I am half-Maltese and have visited 20+ times - I will probably get a place there when I retire. If you're younger, I would certainly try living there for a month before you fully commit, particularly if you don't have a job.
>> No. 3516 Anonymous
27th May 2019
Monday 4:26 pm
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>>3515

Can you comment on the womenfolk?
>> No. 3517 Anonymous
27th May 2019
Monday 5:03 pm
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Beautiful when young, but as a previous lad says, they get fat and just wear black all the time. Malta is actually the fattest country in Europe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_Malta
>> No. 3518 Anonymous
27th May 2019
Monday 5:18 pm
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>>3517
>Beautiful when young
Okay dude.
>> No. 3519 Anonymous
30th May 2019
Thursday 1:08 am
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>>3517

The difference between obesity rates in Malta vs the UK is as far as I can tell about 2% I'm not saying that makes the Maltese less fat but we are hardly in a place to be critical.

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>> No. 3485 Anonymous
18th March 2019
Monday 2:14 am
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Moving to London next week. How about we the schedule the annual inaugural .gs pint meet for next weekend? BE MY FRIEND
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>> No. 3504 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 11:53 am
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>>3503

There is a board game cafe in Croydon might be something a bit different for you to do together.
>> No. 3505 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 7:05 pm
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>>3504
I suppose it could work but I was aiming to get away from the pub this time which is precisely what makes this difficult. My thinking was more taking her all the way to Cutty Sark to see Pirates of Penzance as a last ditch option.
>> No. 3506 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 7:05 pm
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>>3485
Canal pusher upgrading to the Thames.
>> No. 3507 Anonymous
23rd April 2019
Tuesday 10:00 am
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I'd be up for a meet.
>> No. 3508 Anonymous
23rd April 2019
Tuesday 11:27 am
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>>3507

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>> No. 2259 Anonymous
29th August 2012
Wednesday 7:31 pm
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Anybody in Wakefield?
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>> No. 3480 Anonymous
12th March 2019
Tuesday 10:31 pm
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>>3479
Congratulations lad, this is possibly one of the best necrobumps I have ever seen.
>> No. 3481 Anonymous
12th March 2019
Tuesday 10:48 pm
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fuck off ossett lad
>> No. 3482 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 1:24 am
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>>3481
N1 m8 don't know wot it me

Or at least I think it was me. I was definitely here in 2012.
>> No. 3483 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 2:19 am
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>>3482
>N1 m8 don't know wot it me
Maybe come back in 2025 and you'll find out.
>> No. 3484 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 6:50 am
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Fortune Cookie in Dewsbury, but that's because it's hard to find somewhere round here that does decent tofu dishes.

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>> No. 3473 Anonymous
6th March 2019
Wednesday 8:46 pm
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Hey lads, is there owt decent for a night out around Westminster? I moved there recently but I keep ending up in packed places in Soho surrounded by wankers. Just wondering if any of you have recommendations from your own experience.
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>> No. 3474 Anonymous
6th March 2019
Wednesday 9:36 pm
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What you do is head North from Victoria St up Broadway until you reach St James's Park Station then you take the tube from there to somewhere else.
>> No. 3475 Anonymous
6th March 2019
Wednesday 10:00 pm
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Can't have a good night out in that London. What you wanna do is get on t'train to Wakey.
>> No. 3476 Anonymous
6th March 2019
Wednesday 10:36 pm
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>>3473
Westminster itself is quite tough to go out in - you need to go East really for a good night out..
>> No. 3477 Anonymous
7th March 2019
Thursday 1:50 am
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Go watch some autistic hipster mutants doing some deeply pathetic 'sound art' at Cafe Oto in Dalston, their circle jerk clique is 24/7 and there's weird shite on every night, has to be seen to be believed. Many attractive and confused young art hoe ladies there.
>> No. 3478 Anonymous
12th March 2019
Tuesday 3:23 pm
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>>3475
Shakey Wakey

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>> No. 3454 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 2:57 am
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Hello lads.

I've recently embarked on a new career that allows me to work from home, anywhere that has a decent Internet connection (50 Mbps down/10ish up).

Currently in London and I absolutely love the summers here. Come October and I'm ready to jet off somewhere and never come back. If I could wave a magic wand and have it be always be July, I'd never want to leave.

My wife has family in Germany so I can't go too far away and I'm hopeless at foreign languages so I don't really want to move to a country where English isn't the main language. It's no good being somewhere that almost everyone speaks English but all the official tax forms and stuff are in Spanish or something.

My wife also doesn't want to live in a properly hot and dry country that regularly exceeds 30° in the summer.

We have no kids and she can also work from home.

I'm fairly sure that there isn't anywhere that fulfills all of these requirements but I thought I'd ask here on the off chance that one of you knows of somewhere obscure.

I'm not that bothered about bars and restaurants and excitement. As long as I can get some sort of booze, I'll be grand.
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>> No. 3468 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 11:37 pm
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>>3467

I suspect you're lonely because you're such a repellent cunt.
>> No. 3469 Anonymous
30th November 2018
Friday 1:07 am
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>>3467

I've got to admit you've lost me with that particular non-sequitur there, ladm80.
>> No. 3470 Anonymous
30th November 2018
Friday 2:02 am
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>>3468
I think that unlikely, since I'd have to meet people first.
>> No. 3471 Anonymous
30th November 2018
Friday 2:10 am
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>>3469
Alright ignore it. I didn't mean girls and fleeting relationships anyway, I mean social circles in general. Support networks. People to have a beer with.
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30th November 2018
Friday 3:29 am
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>>3471

> I mean social circles in general. Support networks. People to have a beer with.

Isn't that what was basically described in post >>3466 ?

Just because a person is female doesn't mean you can't be friends and definitely doesn't mean you can't penetrate (ahem) her social circle.

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>> No. 3398 Anonymous
14th June 2018
Thursday 8:58 pm
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Today I got a job offer that involves commuting to that London, Hounslow to be precise. It's a job so I can't turn it down but I've personally never had much to do with the city so I'm left horribly confused and would greatly appreciate some insider knowledge if you lads can spare any.

The thing is:
1. Where I'm living now I would get to work in 2.45hrs every morning. Is that good by London commuter standards? I'm thinking that can't be right but looking online I've seen people selling it as 'ideally situated'.

2. I don't have much keeping me where I live now so I could move closer but websites like commutefrom don't make any goddamn sense. Do you have any recommendations for spots I could look at renting somewhere? I've happily done long commutes before using public transport and I'm a big boring lad so the only real consideration I need is somewhere that is not an utter shithole that will depress me.

I've gone through the catalogue and found nothing that exactly deals with this issue but I'm certain I read one years back.
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>> No. 3448 Anonymous
8th November 2018
Thursday 11:37 pm
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>>3446

I was a property guardian in B'ham, the first months were fine, then I ended up with some shitty flatmates and some horrible mold and dampness problems. The company did not give a fuck, the building was due to be sold some months later (it was). I also had a lot of problems in getting the council to take away the trash, I had trash rotting in front of the building for weeks. Cheap, but rather shitty living conditions.
>> No. 3449 Anonymous
10th November 2018
Saturday 4:19 am
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I've had good experiences with Global Guardians, they seem to be better at maintenance than some normal rental companies I've been with. The advantage with your typical guardianship is you can fuck off with 30 days notice if it's shit, though I appreciate that's not an ideal solution.

Admittedly even if you do get a good place, it's not for everyone, it's never going to really feel like a home. I'm quite into living in odd spaces, so it suited me fine, but there's plenty of people who think I'm mental when I tell them my ideal living space would be a warehouse or former mechanic's garage.
>> No. 3450 Anonymous
10th November 2018
Saturday 11:57 am
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Well, lucky you. The company that arranged my property guardianship was a real pain in the arse, they skimped on everything, they ignored issues with antisocial behavior and drug use by the guardians, and I had to fight to get my deposit back. I guess that working for them would be a nightmare since they had a very high turnover rate. I never spoke with the same person twice.
>> No. 3452 Anonymous
10th November 2018
Saturday 12:22 pm
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>The advantage with your typical guardianship is you can fuck off with 30 days notice if it's shit
As with any periodic tenancy, then. In my experience landlords/letting agents are happy to let a fixed term tenancy lapse into a periodic tenancy after one or two terms. In fact I think I've just ignored the renewal letters so they get the message I won't be paying their pointless fee.
>> No. 3453 Anonymous
10th November 2018
Saturday 3:12 pm
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>>3452

>As with any periodic tenancy, then.

Sure, but try getting a periodic tenancy right off the bat in London today in a traditional rental agreement, which is what the bloke in question would need.

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>> No. 3431 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 5:18 pm
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Hello.

I'm a southern poof whose emo questions go unanswered and I want to run away from myself. I am currently considering Manchester or Leeds and Edinburgh as a wildcard.

People who have moved up norf to those cities, what are your thoughts?
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>> No. 3439 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 8:08 pm
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Inverness is the only place wkth unpopulated places nearby.
>> No. 3440 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 9:00 pm
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Try Liverpool. The housing is ludicrously cheap and the people are irritatingly friendly.
>> No. 3441 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 9:15 pm
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Seconding. Liverpool is the only place I've been where you walk down the street and random people will smile at you and say "y'aright la?"
>> No. 3443 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 9:20 pm
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Liverpool is the best place I've ever lived.
>> No. 3444 Anonymous
2nd November 2018
Friday 9:23 pm
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>>3441

I think that makes a huge difference if you're socially awkward. It's like interacting with people after everyone's had a few drinks.

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>> No. 1277 Anonymous
4th July 2010
Sunday 1:26 am
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Awright lads. Anyone fae Edinburgh?
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>> No. 3335 Anonymous
23rd August 2017
Wednesday 12:44 am
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>>2303

>Anyone get up to much during the Fringe this year?

Bumped for the 2017 audience.
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5th August 2018
Sunday 4:47 pm
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>>2303

>Anyone get up to much during the Fringe this year?

Bumped for the 2018 audience.
>> No. 3428 Anonymous
7th August 2018
Tuesday 12:58 pm
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>Edinburgh Cringe

My sincerest apologies to our simpler northern brothers for my fellow countrylads. Not much makes me visibly recoil in discomfort and shame anymore but when I do it's usually to do with the mile-wide-and-inch-deep provocative stylings of English student performers cum wankers.
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7th August 2018
Tuesday 8:44 pm
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>>3428
They're the same cunt wankers you get everywhere at all times, just concentrated in one area.

You don't think local Edinburgher cunt wankers are any less cunt wankers do you?
>> No. 3430 Anonymous
7th August 2018
Tuesday 8:54 pm
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Fringe is like the Guardian has come to life and an example of how mental illness can be called 'theatre'.

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>> No. 3353 Anonymous
22nd February 2018
Thursday 6:01 pm
3353 Stoke/Newcastle
I've just accepted a job.
Is Stoke still shite? Is Newcastle-under-lyme any less shite?
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>> No. 3375 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 7:27 pm
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>>3374

What kind of future three-thousand shit is an inflatable hot tub and why aren't I posting from one right now?
>> No. 3376 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 7:39 pm
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>>3375

Do you have £449.99 and a back garden?

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1449127
>> No. 3377 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 7:42 pm
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>>3376

When I see these not on decking I always think "Why do you hate your grass?"
>> No. 3425 Anonymous
5th August 2018
Sunday 6:55 am
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Lads, I've done it. I've moved to Stoke. (Not stoke really, it's Newcastle, but they're pretty much the same place more or less.)
I've got a problem though, I'm the least Stokey person I know. Even the French guy I work with is more Stokey than I am.


>>3377
To be fair, most of the people who would get an inflatable hot-tub are the same type of people who are replacing their lawn with astro-turf.
>> No. 3426 Anonymous
5th August 2018
Sunday 1:49 pm
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>>3377
I believe they specifically say that they have to go on soft ground - I imagine on hard ground, they're a bit easy to puncture if a small stone or something is underneath.

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>> No. 3412 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 9:05 pm
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Alright lads, moving to South Shields in about a month for studying. Any experience of it/newcastle/whatever else is there?

I know that they'll like me there because I'm a haggis merchant - any good recommendations for pubs, music venues? I'm not much for nightclubs but I'm sure the people in the uni accommodations will drag me out to the shit ones.
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>> No. 3420 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 12:46 pm
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>>3419
Yeah but they don't have a drive-thru Greggs.
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18th July 2018
Wednesday 12:50 pm
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>>3420

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/not-drill-newcastle-first-drive-14750059.amp

Soon.
>> No. 3422 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 6:22 pm
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>>3418

I'll be at the nautical college and I hammered the cheap boozing out when I was 18 - I'm more likely to take a book to the pub or study-drink than go out to the nightclubs. I used to work in clubs and it's given me a bit of an aversion to ever going back to that environment again! I'd join a lot of the students once or twice, but I'm honestly more likely to chat to the bouncers.

I love live music, and I play myself too. I'm bringing a couple of guitars with me, so I'd relish the chance to join in at a session or play at an open mic night. I've played in bands in a number of genres - noise rock, abba-influenced pop, hardcore punk. Anywhere I can get involved with bands, I'm happy to hear about.

Jonny Decker. I'm from a place with a similar character - Tam Cupboard (RIP).

Also, I know not to call people Geordies in South Shields, but is sand dancer really the preferred nomenclature?

I'll look into the metro pass - thanks for the heads up.
>> No. 3423 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:34 pm
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>>3422

Fair play on the club thing, it was great to get a proper binge drink on back in the day but I'd agree with you these days.

There's a few nice open mic nights, there's a new one at Passing Clouds, and there's one at Wilders that's been going on every wednesday for at least 20 years, there's one at Rosies, though I've never been, I've just seen my mate's played there before, and there's two a week at the Old George - all fairly standard open mic type things. There's also Tyneside Irish Centre near Chinatown, and that has a proper session type thing going on. I can link all these places if you want but I'm sure you'll find them. Pubs are always looking for artists, too.

Newcastle has a great little band scene that I was a part of for a long time, and you'll surely meet people if you hit open mics, but also get yourself to J.G Windows music shop, they have a bulletin board there where people recruit/start bands. I'm sure there's an internet thing for it these days too, somewhere. Newcastle college has a great, and massive music course so there's never any shortage. I probably still know some organisers if you ever do get a band going.

There's two fantastic local magazine/guide things with loads of information in them, and have been the heart of the band scene there forever. http://narcmagazine.com and http://www.thecrackmagazine.com. The latter used to be the cooler one, but I'm too old to know which is now. You'll find paper copies of these almost everywhere in town, anyway.

Sand dancer is definitely the term and people will always know what you mean, but I'm not sure it's that commonly used. You'll probably impress a few old men in pubs with it but that's about it.

I had forgotten how much goes on up here until this post, to be honest. I've only just moved back up myself. I hope you enjoy it.
>> No. 3424 Anonymous
19th July 2018
Thursday 3:13 am
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>>3422
I miss Tam’s dulcet tones. He once sang me a song because I bought him bucky, I’m 112% sure the words were just “shadabong, verifor, I love you!”

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>> No. 3391 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:07 pm
3391 Fukushima Streetview
For some strange reason, Google Streetview has been around the Fukushima exclusion zone twice -- 2013, and 2015. Thought you two might be interested in some of the things I've found.
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Tuesday 5:10 pm
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3rd April 2018
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>> No. 3395 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
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2 years and it's basically being consumed.
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3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:14 pm
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Wonder what was happening here; afaik they don't usually allow people to go back and get their effects.
>> No. 3397 Anonymous
3rd April 2018
Tuesday 5:37 pm
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>>3396

From what I've read, residents were officially allowed to return for a two hour visit and retrieve one small bag of personal belongings. In practice, a lot of people sneaked in to the exclusion zone without permission. Items removed from the zone shouldn't pose a significant risk to health as long as they're thoroughly washed.

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>> No. 3386 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 2:34 am
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What's life like in Cornwall?

I've heard it's warmer than the rest of England and very "white".
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>> No. 3387 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 2:37 am
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Yes to both - it is a lot warmer, lots of things grow there that won't in other parts of the country. It is very fucking white and it is ruined by tourism. Reminds me of Florida.

Never, ever visit Lands End it is exactly like the Florida Keys - beautiful countryside ruined by people setting up tourist trap businesses of the worst kind.

I think North Cornwall is probably the place to be, or perhaps Devon.
>> No. 3388 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 4:43 pm
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Come to Northumberland. It's cold, desolate and not as wet as Cumbria.
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23rd March 2018
Friday 4:50 pm
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>>3386
That picture is cracking. I want a hill throne.
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24th March 2018
Saturday 10:41 pm
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>>3389
I'd feel a bit exposed and wouldn't be able to go.

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>> No. 3378 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 12:41 am
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I want to move

Exeter, Brighton, Bristol, Bath or Liverpool?
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>> No. 3381 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 2:07 am
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>>3380
> Lots of students and shops that have "Challenge 25" (I kid you not) for fags and booze.

I meant that as a sort of caveat by the way, not as a selling point.

Selling points are as the other the lad said the great architectural beauty, the decent pubs, decent places to get a curry and, well yeah, foreign student fanny. Also you can get a bus from there to stone henge and try to do ket there off an oyster card but lose it all because it's too windy and live forever with the regret that you'll probably never tick Stone Henge off your "Global sites of occult power that I've bumped ket at" ticklist. Or maybe that's just me.
>> No. 3382 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 11:08 am
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>>3379
Agreed - Bath would also be my choice of that lot. Exeter wasn't bad at all when I visited recently too.
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16th March 2018
Friday 12:32 pm
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The question of moving to brighton is really a lifestyle one. If you are the sort of person that wants the green party hippy lifestyle that place offers then it is an obvious choice, Bristol is a watered down version of that with homeless everywhere, if you don't want the lifestyle Brighton is selling I'd go Bath, I've never been to Exter so I don't know what it is like.
>> No. 3384 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 4:50 pm
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Exeter is lovely, but it's in the middle of fucking nowhere. You might as well move to Norwich.

Bristol is a surprisingly picturesque crack den.

Liverpool is alright if you don't mind Scousers. Personally I find them to be cloyingly sentimental, but a lot of people like that sort of thing. It's only 50 minutes on the train to Manchester and 2:16 to London, which is nice.

Brighton is full of lovely tosspots. Do you like kale? I hope you like kale.
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16th March 2018
Friday 5:10 pm
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>>3378
Any particular reason for narrowing it down to a specific set of shitholes plus Bath?

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