Society & Culture Things in life you just don't understand - Part 3

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Billy ray

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 10, 2013
The Valley near the Alley
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Once you lock the door, drive to the airport, wait at the airport, sit on the plane for 4 hours, get off at the airport, drive to relative's home, it feels more like a whole day enterprise and tiring. Flown both ways every year for a decade.
Hats off to the eagles teams for winning 4 flags since 1987


Hall of Famer
Sep 27, 2014
AFL Club
Other Teams
Renegades, NY Rangers, West Ham

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May 5, 2006
AFL Club
West Coast
Perth, where their CBD on a Sat night is like Melbourne's on a Monday night and shops don't open until 11 on a Saturday.

I guess when you're a small town you can afford to do that.
Melbourne, a city of 5m people who all carry on like they live in South Yarra or Fitzroy and hang around on Chapel and Brunswick Streets each weeknight because they are so interesting and cultured when in reality the majority live dull suburban lives in outer suburbs and go home to watch MAFS and The Bachelor and spend their weekends at Bunnings and Highpoint.

I guess when you have a chip on your shoulder about always being #2 city you need to do that. :p


Premium Platinum
Jul 2, 2005
AFL Club
To be honest, I haven't even been to Perth, Darwin or Adelaide. I hear nice things about Perth though.
Perth is great, had a lovely time there. Did Rottnest, did a city tour, did Freo (night out there with a mate + his parents- sounds shit but they were awesome) and v Fremantle footy match with the mate + his dad.


I'll brik u
May 2, 2007
AFL Club
Other Teams
Chicago Bears, de Boer, Arsenal
I went there way back in the 90s but, it was like a quieter and a bit poorer version of Perf but I thought Adelaide was quite a nice place to visit.

Port Lincoln I didn't mind from the places not in the city.


Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2006
AFL Club
I wouldnt even know how to rank cities (after writing this, havent spent much time at most major cities) - back when i was 20-30 it would be the pubs and nightlife, now im 30+ with a family its the attractions to see etc.

I liked Adelaide when we went a couple of years ago as a family - stayed an hr out of adelaide but did a day visit and was fun. But on the other hand, shittest major city as far as footy trips go and nightlife after cricket test was terrible.

Been to Perth once for a footy trip, was pretty average - never been for a holiday

Hobart - went for a wedding, spent the weekend there, didnt do anything so dont have any feelings either way. Have heard good stories so will look to do a family trip down there.

Sydney - been for a family holiday and a weekend trip with the missus. Darling harbour is good for a few drinks around christmas time, city was easily accessable and zoos were ok. I liked the ferry situation, different to melbourne.

Darwin - went for a boys trip, only stayed in Darwin for a couple of nights, the rest down south. Went to the races which was a ripper day and main drag was fun for a boys trip.

Brisbane - only been to once, watched footy and then went to Hervey Bay

Canberra - never been

Melbourne - lived here my whole life, when some irish people i knew came out and asked what there is do in melbourne - i said- 🤷‍♂️
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Hawk Dork

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 9, 2005
on the road to nowhere
AFL Club
Other Teams
Only places I would go back to is Melb,Syd and Brizzy

Brizzy is mainly to catch a plane and not much else
Darwin I would go because Ive never been and a mate lives there

All the rest were nice but theres too many other places OS I havent seen yet to bother going back for seconds


Brownlow Medallist
Sep 15, 2011
AFL Club
West Coast
Perth is great, had a lovely time there. Did Rottnest, did a city tour, did Freo (night out there with a mate + his parents- sounds shit but they were awesome) and v Fremantle footy match with the mate + his dad.
Well, not everything can be a highlight.

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