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Originally Posted by tesuquegolfer View Post

Is Uluru that exciting? I worry my kids would say, "It just looks like a big rock to me." I have this fear of sharks and you guys have the most fierce. Any concerns snorkeling the GB Reef or surfing? I saw where a lot of beaches have netting installed.

Yes, it's one thing to see it in a photo, but it's pretty awe-inspiring in real life - it rises out of nowhere in this flat, red desert. Climbing it is also fantastic if you decide to do that.

You'll be fine snorkelling/swimming, especially if you stay in the netted beaches!
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Thanks for the answers guys. What brand would you go for a good pair of chukkas at a decent price?
Edited by Oli2012 - 3/25/13 at 5:12pm
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

This. It's been a gripe of mine that some places when letting out trousers will not maintain this split waistband. I could go on about how it adds to comfort when sitting down, but honestly, I can't say I notice a large enough difference. As for the aesthetics of it, don't stress about that, no-one's looking at you enough to give a shit. And that's a good thing smile.gif

With my split waist band, people used to always comment that my pants are splitting!

One day when the split actually extended half way down my butt crack, my colleagues at work made a comment which I brushed off "it's supposed to be like that" as per usual. Eventually realising, that day was one of the most embarassing days of my life
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Thanks for the answers guys. What brand would you go for a good pair of chucks at a decent price?

Chucks--you mean chukkas?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/2514.php
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Meermin do a good Chukka for cheap. Only about $220 delivered, you can't beat that.

post #28761 of 52410
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I'm not a Sydney native, and of course there are plenty of Sydney people in this thread, but with regard to being a tourist in Sydney, I'd recommend catching a few ferries around the harbour, going to the Australian Maritime Museum and Darling Harbour (perhaps the Powerhouse Museum, too), having a wander around the botanic gardens and having a look at the Opera House, and catching a ferry over to Taronga Zoo (which must surely have the best views of any zoo in the world - and make sure that you catch the cable car up to the top of the zoo when you arrive, so that you can then walk back down through the zoo to the ferry).

 

Good advice JM!

 

Except, that is a really 'kid friendly' kind of day.

Edit: just realised the gentlemen has kids.

 

Perfect day. +1 to JM.

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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

With my split waist band, people used to always comment that my pants are splitting!

One day when the split actually extended half way down my butt crack, my colleagues at work made a comment which I brushed off "it's supposed to be like that" as per usual. Eventually realising, that day was one of the most embarassing days of my life

Lol. This is classic !
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Good advice JM!

Except, that is a really 'kid friendly' kind of day.
Edit: just realised the gentlemen has kids.

Perfect day. +1 to JM.

Yes, but his kids are 18 and 20. They probably want to go clubbing and then sleep until 1pm smile.gif
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Yes, but his kids are 18 and 20. They probably want to go clubbing and then sleep until 1pm smile.gif

Good point! Although I am sure that they will still enjoy Taronga Zoo and the Maritime Museum, as well as a ferry trip out through the Harbour heads to Manly (or does the ferry go near, but not through the heads? I can't remember anymore).

By the way, if I remember correctly, the drinking age in New Mexico is 21, whereas it is 18 in Oz, so tesuquegolfer's kids will be able to have a beer here in Australia (which may, or may not, be a good thing).
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I think you made the right call with beeswax leather, they age nicer than the suede.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I have a pair--they're somewhat clunky and ugly, but still a classic (strictly casual only though). Mine are the beeswax leather, which is good, but I think if I bought another pair it would be suede.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Yes, it's one thing to see it in a photo, but it's pretty awe-inspiring in real life - it rises out of nowhere in this flat, red desert. Climbing it is also fantastic if you decide to do that.

You'll be fine snorkelling/swimming, especially if you stay in the netted beaches!
Personally, if I had only 9 days in Australia I wouldn't go to Uluru, I'd stick to Qld/Sydney. You don't want to be spending too much of your holiday on a plane, especially as it takes long enough to get here and back to the US. Also, it's probably not good karma to climb a sacred indigenous site. Only slightly fewer people have actually died climbing Uluru in the last 50 years than have been taken by sharks...

tesuquegolfer: hope you and your family have a great time in our country. We're a friendly bunch so be sure to ask any specific questions and I'm sure you'll get nothing but good vibes and honest advice from this thread.
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Just a shout out that pinksocks and Gerry will happily attest to - if you're looking at chukkas, also consider Christian Kimber as a local option. If you're not in Melbourne to try a pair on then at least you won't be stung by international return postage fees if they don't fit as you'd hoped. Regardless, they're lovely looking shoes and both pinksocks and Gerry wear them especially well.
post #28768 of 52410
Of course, in Qld it's not so much the sharks as the crocs that will get you.

Or the snakes and spiders...and the jellyfish can be a bit lethal as well.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Of course, in Qld it's not so much the sharks as the crocs that will get you.

Or the snakes and spiders...and the jellyfish can be a bit lethal as well.

Good point - although thankfully they won't be here in stinger (jellyfish) season as it usually runs from November through to May.
post #28770 of 52410
if in sydney, do the bridge climb.
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