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Cause - The Malazan Yank visits London? Easter vacation

#61 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:12 PM

Perhaps Debenhams then. Like John Lewis but your money might go a tiny bit further.
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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:56 AM

hmmm.... coincidence that Cause has the visit scheduled during this? I think not.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:05 PM

English country side is beautiful. In cornwall now

Back to London monday
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:54 PM

Went to the tower of London, tower Bridge, London bridge and st Paul's today. Was a good day.

I'm annoyed to say this but London seems to win over new york hands down. The tube is Cleaner, the streets are cleaner, the city more beautiful and easier to walk.

Also I'm more than slightly annoyed to see that food in London is is about the same or cheaper than Johannesburg. That does not make sense. Chocolate is so cheap here its disgusting.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:39 PM

Wait you think London is cheap? Dude you seriously need to come up North...
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:41 PM

I must have missed the London is cheap memo.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM

What you pay for steak is a crime but many food items are the same or cheaper
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 11:06 PM

London is insanely expensive compared to the rest of the UK. So much so that people working in London actually get an additional bonus to compensate for the higher living costs.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 03:18 AM

Is the vegan bc meat is expensive in London thing true?
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:58 AM

meh, I would say not.

super market prices for meat aren't overly ahead of the uk, its eating out that is shocking
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:35 AM

I can get a kg of rump at a super market in sa for 5 pounds. Eat a 300g fillet at a good steakhouse for ten pounds in sa. Your meat is sub par as well.

That said things like pre-made sandwiches in the supermarket cost the same. Desserts like puddings and cheesecakes are the same. Chocolate bars are more expensive by about almost half but chocolate slabs, creme eggs, anything Cadbury really are less than half price compared to sa.

10 pounds or more for Burger at a pub though is highway robbery
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:15 AM

I think you'd get a bit of a shock if you came up North, certainly on the eating out side of things. Just about everyone from anywhere else in the UK winces immediately upon arriving in London and seeing prices on menus ;)
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:22 AM

Plus the people are a lot friendlier up north. Londoners generally are a narky bunch of gimboids.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:39 PM

View PostMacros, on 24 April 2019 - 06:58 AM, said:

meh, I would say not.

super market prices for meat aren't overly ahead of the uk, its eating out that is shocking

I was referring to the niblick who told Cause he's vegan because London meat prices. One of the oddest justifications I've ever seen for a personal choice.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:49 PM

View Postamphibian, on 24 April 2019 - 01:39 PM, said:

View PostMacros, on 24 April 2019 - 06:58 AM, said:

meh, I would say not.

super market prices for meat aren't overly ahead of the uk, its eating out that is shocking

I was referring to the niblick who told Cause he's vegan because London meat prices. One of the oddest justifications I've ever seen for a personal choice.


Yeah he said it was a joke and asked. Me. If I believed him. So I said no. Though he has been quite helpful. My friend and him seem to fight a lot. From Low key stuff. To serious. Seems to be normal. Freaked me out when they would disappear for a while to talk in whispers (I figured they were talking about me) but seems they are trying to not fight in front of me.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:53 PM

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 01:54 AM

Last day in London. What a great city.

I hope America is as cool!
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Posted 28 April 2019 - 04:31 AM

It barely is and then only parts.
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Posted 29 April 2019 - 07:33 AM

View PostGorefest, on 23 April 2019 - 11:06 PM, said:

London is insanely expensive compared to the rest of the UK. So much so that people working in London actually get an additional bonus to compensate for the higher living costs.


For context: The house I'm mortgaging for 87.5k would cost about 250k in London. Probably more, actually.
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Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:24 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 29 April 2019 - 07:33 AM, said:

View PostGorefest, on 23 April 2019 - 11:06 PM, said:

London is insanely expensive compared to the rest of the UK. So much so that people working in London actually get an additional bonus to compensate for the higher living costs.


For context: The house I'm mortgaging for 87.5k would cost about 250k in London. Probably more, actually.


That's $AU161,000 or about a third of the national average. You only get those prices way, waaaaaay out in the back of beyond. Thanks to our greed driven property bubble that has made our baby boomers rich and put the hope of a home of our own out of the reach of the successive generations (those of us who earn less than $100,000). For reference I'm on about $73k. National average is around $85k.

So what sort of place is it, if I may ask?

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