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Old August 29th 05, 08:57 PM
halfpeaw
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I am just a poor college kid who has decided to fly to Italy with a few
of my friends over out Christmas break this year. I also love skiing
so I really want to spend 2 days in the Alps, the 3rd and 4th of
January to be exact. I'm looking for a place that will be easily
accessible from Venice, affordable, has runs for both beginners and
advanced skiers, and most importantly has a place where you can rent
decent equipment for an affordable price. If anyone has any
suggestions I'd really appreciate them, and if you have an idea of
how much it will cost even better.

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Old August 29th 05, 10:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by halfpeaw
I am just a poor college kid who has decided to fly to Italy with a few
of my friends over out Christmas break this year. I also love skiing
so I really want to spend 2 days in the Alps, the 3rd and 4th of
January to be exact. I'm looking for a place that will be easily
accessible from Venice, affordable, has runs for both beginners and
advanced skiers, and most importantly has a place where you can rent
decent equipment for an affordable price. If anyone has any
suggestions I'd really appreciate them, and if you have an idea of
how much it will cost even better.
Wow, I have heard the Italy is one of the most expensive places to ski.. Check it out.
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Old August 30th 05, 10:52 AM
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halfpeaw wrote:
I am just a poor college kid who has decided to fly to Italy with a
few of my friends over out Christmas break this year.


jeez! I wish I'd have been able to do that when I was at uni. I remember not
being able to afford a packet of tim-tams.

Italy has been a popular destination with Australians, as it's cheaper than
a lot of euro destinations and the food's up to our standards (as is the
coffee!). check out the Cortina region.

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Old August 30th 05, 03:16 PM
halfpeaw
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We are all engineers on internship right now, so I guess we make a
decent living for a college student. What I am really curious about is
renting equipment. I've gone to some ski resorts in the states where
the only equipment you can rent is very shady. Is it possible to rent
good skies while I'm there or will I need to drag my stuff from home?

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Old August 31st 05, 03:00 AM
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Bob Lee wrote:
ant wrote:

Italy has been a popular destination with Australians, as it's cheaper than
a lot of euro destinations and the food's up to our standards ...


By "our standards" I assume you mean cheap. You couldn't possibly mean
they serve excellent Vegemite sandwiches and Kangaroo Tail soup in
Cortina?


Italians are pretty good chefs. I'll bet they could cook up a mean
Kangaroo tail in a pinch. Vegemite, OTOH, is probably unredeemable,
even by the Italians. Maybe if you diluted it with enough anchovies
it'd be palatable...

Just kidding. but your claim got me to thinking, "what high food
standards does Austrailia maintain?" A little googling got me he
http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/foodwine.htm


There's actually an Austrailian restaurant in Flagstaff - I forget
what it's called, but I've been there and the food was pretty good.
Probably not authentic, but who can say?

All in all, it's a pretty amusing site.


Yup. Here's another:
http://www.cockeyed.com/inside/vegemite/vegemite.html


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Old August 31st 05, 04:45 AM
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There's actually an Austrailian restaurant in Flagstaff - I forget
what it's called, but I've been there and the food was pretty good.
Probably not authentic, but who can say?


Outback is not really an Australian restaurant.


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Old August 31st 05, 10:48 AM
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tm wrote:
Walt wrote:

There's actually an Austrailian restaurant in Flagstaff - I forget
what it's called, but I've been there and the food was pretty good.
Probably not authentic, but who can say?


That's actually a Florida-based chain.
http://archive.salon.com/travel/food.../aussie/index2.
html


That is a bloody funny page! And it says it all, really.

I remember when at Uni and waitressing at night, serving a busload of
50-something americans at an upmarket hotel restaurant (they were doing some
kind of tour). They were reading their prix fixe menu and something was
causing consternation. Eventually they called me over, and demanded to know
(insert american accent, probably midwest or texan): "those Oys-ters
Nat-Yoo-Raaaaal, duz that mean they're RAAAAW?"

which puzzled me greatly, being unaware that they came any other way. I
think our food caused them some anxious moments. As did the custom of
serving coffee at the end of the meal. They wanted it WITH the meal. They
complained that this happend at every meal they had in Australia. Funny,
that.

The food they have at that Outback place is almost purely, wholly American.
The term "Mediter-Asian" sums up our food, with a few twists.

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Old August 31st 05, 10:56 AM
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Richard Henry wrote:
"Walt" wrote in message
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There's actually an Austrailian restaurant in Flagstaff - I forget
what it's called, but I've been there and the food was pretty good.
Probably not authentic, but who can say?


Outback is not really an Australian restaurant.


Here's a pretty representative menu of what you'll find at most Oz eateries
nowadays (Australian cuisine as opposed to the various ethnic ones).
http://www.redochregrill.com.au/menu.html
There's a craze on mashed stuff being underneath the meat, for some reason.
I was working in the kitchen of a pricey-ish mountain restaurant last
season, and they'd actually use slices of fat pvc pipe to pile up the food
and make sure the mash was in a neat circle. then they'd pull off the pipe
and there was a neat stack of food. I always wondered how they did those
stacks...

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Old August 31st 05, 11:22 AM
ant
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I found a steakhouse menu! Haven't been in a steakhouse in years, and I have
to say, looking at this menu, I can see why. I'm not sure we even have any
around here. anyway, this is what Outback should be, if it was australian.
http://www.mooers.com.au/menu.html

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ant


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Old August 31st 05, 12:04 PM
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Richard Henry wrote:
"Walt" wrote in message
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There's actually an Austrailian restaurant in Flagstaff - I forget
what it's called, but I've been there and the food was pretty good.
Probably not authentic, but who can say?



Outback is not really an Australian restaurant.


Here at Killington we have Outback Pizza. Great wood
fired pizza. The restaurant is out in back of
another restaurant, has nothing to do with Australia,
but because of the name, tends to hire Aussie
ski bums to make connection with their name.
 




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