bill4935: At first I thought this was one of those "rich people have problems too" stories.But this dude made his wife quit her lousy job, then left his job as a forklift operator and rented a luxury flat in Adelaide. After spending ten grand on plane tickets and going to a country he'd only ever seen on TV. Mmmmaybe they didn't really plan out the most economical way to change their lives.So it's more of a "stupid proles have too much money, look at these knobs" story. Which fits in with The Sun's editorial mandate.
3rdtimearound: you're so right! And all yanks are loud, diabetic and illiterate, right?
LiberalEastCoastElitist: I went to a Caribbean medical school where we did four semesters on the island of Dominica (not the same as DR). I'm convinced this island is on the way to being the cool vacation destination people brag to their friends about as eco vacations become the new fad. It's mountainous so it was never tamed by the Europeans. Most of the forests on the other Caribbean islands were leveled for plantations and the like. Dominica is covered in beautiful rolling hills/mountains covered in tropical trees. One side of the island has rain forest. They say its the only island Columbus would still recognize. It has scuba diving that consistently ranks in the top 10 in the world, excellent fishing (you can buy fresh hacked off the fish with a machete yellow fin tuna for about $2.5/lb), black sand beaches, sulfur and hot water springs, excellent hiking, ziplining, water tubing, attractions like the emerald pool: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g147284-d147967-Reviews- E merald_Pool_Nature_Trail-Morne_Trois_Pitons_National_Park_Saint_Patric k_Parish_Do.htmlMost of the students almost instantly hated the island and biatched and moaned about not being able to wait to get off. Most of them flew back to the states every break. Very few of the students did more than one or two touristy outings, and most seemed more interested in visiting the surrounding restaurants that had the closest to possible American experience.
mighty_maxx: WTF...I don't even....I mean did they not at least take a week or two vacation there before deciding to move? This article has to be made up.
FarkinNortherner: That took nearly four seconds on Google: British Supermarket WorldwideQuiet news day, if you're not allowed to write about the boss's wife farking the former PM, I guess?
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