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Old Oct 26, 2010, 2:20 PM   #11
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AH and you will have re-learn how to drive on the "wrong" side of the road. Glad the visa came through! Do you still have your old non-Photo position available?
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Not only on that side of the road (right or wonrg ) but also to keep in lanes, not go over red traffic lights, basically follow the rules which I've not had to do for such a long time.

As for work, there are some options hopefully up to me but need them confirming when back. Still have some savings but will be good to earn real money again.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 3:00 PM   #13
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Not only on that side of the road (right or wonrg ) but also to keep in lanes, not go over red traffic lights, basically follow the rules which I've not had to do for such a long time.

As for work, there are some options hopefully up to me but need them confirming when back. Still have some savings but will be good to earn real money again.
Yeah driving in some of these countries is a bit like qualifing for an auto race, he who gets there first lives. I learned to drive in South America, so I understand! Hope the move goes well!
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Be thankful you don't live in the states most of the traffic lights have cameras now days as well as the freeways they know if ya coming and going if you take it through town... i drive most back roads I can.... that is a real issue with the cops for they can nab ya for failing to yield a traffic light and far as I see if there is a OK to turn on a red light after stopping they can as well nab one when they are turning after a stop as long as that light is red and they get that in the camera too... Unfair to loads of people that live here in the States... it will become a major racists issue I am sure if one of the right race gets to many of those infractions... Congrats to the recent news of going home... never been to the UK or out of the US but for a few trips north to Canada to visit grandmothers pen pal and drop off a neighbor at the Air port for a family trip even farther north on year... I would love to go north again or even abroad one day over to England to visit some places of interest... as well to Austria one of my all time since childhood to go and spend a few days among the Real Mts people..
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Be thankful you don't live in the states most of the traffic lights have cameras now days as well as the freeways they know if ya coming and going if you take it through town... i drive most back roads I can.... that is a real issue with the cops for they can nab ya for failing to yield a traffic light and far as I see if there is a OK to turn on a red light after stopping they can as well nab one when they are turning after a stop as long as that light is red and they get that in the camera too... Unfair to loads of people that live here in the States... it will become a major racists issue I am sure if one of the right race gets to many of those infractions... Congrats to the recent news of going home... never been to the UK or out of the US but for a few trips north to Canada to visit grandmothers pen pal and drop off a neighbor at the Air port for a family trip even farther north on year... I would love to go north again or even abroad one day over to England to visit some places of interest... as well to Austria one of my all time since childhood to go and spend a few days among the Real Mts people..
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The UK has 1% of the world's population and 20% of its CCTV cameras. Londoners (of which I am one) get caught on an average of something like 200 cameras a day.

If you don't like being watched, this is not a good place to live. :-)
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The UK has 1% of the world's population and 20% of its CCTV cameras. Londoners (of which I am one) get caught on an average of something like 200 cameras a day.

If you don't like being watched, this is not a good place to live. :-)
Yeah, last time I was in London, I felt like big brother was everywhere. But I guess that is life. At least your public transportation system actually works, unlike around Seattle.
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Congrats on getting married.
Welcome back to the uk cold wet speed cameras cctv increase in VAT rising petrol prices.
Theres no place like home
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Congrats on getting married.
Welcome back to the uk cold wet speed cameras cctv increase in VAT rising petrol prices.

Theres no place like home
Ah yes, it's all good fun. I fill my car up here with 35 litres for about 7 so really can't complain at that, not looking forward to the price it will jump to when I'm back.

I am looking forward to seeing friends, having a car with over 100bhp more than mine here and open/relaxing spaces.

It will be interesting as my wife hasn't seen the UK, we were declined a visitor visa in 2009 so she is a little apprehensive.
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Have a safe trip back to the UK, Mark.

After 9 months this is sure to be a shock to the system. Not to mention, your bride will certainly experience a huge cultural shock.

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