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Austin, TX?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:52 pm
by V VII Hero
anyone ever been to Austin, TX?

I'm thinking about moving down there to go to Uni.

whats the good, the bad, and the ugly on this place?

food? hiking? bicycling? rent? etc.?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:53 am
by Flaming Monkey
The weather sucks. It's like living in a sauna. Always hot and always humid.

There's a pandemic-scale speech impediment.

Everybody loves beef.

There's an underlying tone of racism in just about everything.

Also sexism.

The predominant religion is football.

I didn't really like it much.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:36 am
by loveliberate
While it has been a number of years since I was last there, I've spent more than a few days in Austin and were I to live in Texas, it would almost certainly be in or near Austin. To the degree that FMs comments are true, they are generally far less true of Austin than most/all of the rest of Texas. Here's some sources for further info for ya:

Austin food options:
- http://www.veganaustin.org
- http://www.happycow.net/north_america/usa/texas/austin/

Hiking info:
- http://www.austinexplorer.com/hiking/

Bicycling info:
- http://www.bicycleaustin.info

Rent info:
- http://austin.craigslist.org/hhh/

Hope this helps!

Ps. I thought you were moving to Sweden/Switzerland/New Zealand? :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:26 pm
by V VII Hero
thanks everyone. I will check those links out.

I did live in Sweden...didnt work out, the country didnt want me unless i had a skill to offer, an education, or employment. I kind of moved there on a whim.
but living abroad made me realize I would love to live abroad again but permanently.
Im thinking somewhere with more sunshine.

so im going to college to get an education and a skill, and when I have a degree, I be leaving the USA for whatever country i would do best in.

aims are one of these countries: Brasil, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal

but for now, Im looking to go to college, and Austin Texas is one of the options.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:48 pm
by JP
mate, i love it how many "i am moving to XXX" posts you have made to VF over the past 4+ years :D Never still...

You sound like you really live the life to the fullest mate!

GOOD LUCK 8)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:12 pm
by V VII Hero
[quote="JP"]mate, i love it how many "i am moving to XXX" posts you have made to VF over the past 4+ years :D Never still...

You sound like you really live the life to the fullest mate!

GOOD LUCK 8)



yeah im crazy, i know this, haha

just trying to find my place in this world...

Im all over the globe

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:37 am
by loveliberate
Topher,
What are some other cities/towns/colleges that you are considering?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:05 am
by V VII Hero
[quote="loveliberate"]Topher,
What are some other cities/towns/colleges that you are considering?


its all based on my college major and the colleges that offer it.

Miami, FL is the other area that has good college

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:11 pm
by cactuspear
I grew up in Texas and I can tell you that Austin is the most liberal and veggie-friendly place in the state. It does get very hot (lots of sunshine), but on the plus side, it doesn't ever get miserably cold. There's also a great live music scene if you're into that.

If you visit, you should eat at Veggie Heaven on Guadalupe.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:08 am
by V VII Hero
[quote="cactuspear"]I grew up in Texas and I can tell you that Austin is the most liberal and veggie-friendly place in the state. It does get very hot (lots of sunshine), but on the plus side, it doesn't ever get miserably cold. There's also a great live music scene if you're into that.

If you visit, you should eat at Veggie Heaven on Guadalupe.


it is very liberal here, youre right! ;-) this city is cool. and very veggie friendly too.
its kinda cold right now since its winter-ish. and gets dark early. i look forward to when its warm and sunny.

I am living here now in Austin, and probably one of my favourite cities I've been to so far. its awesome here. kinda small though but I like it.

veggie heaven on guadalupe is good. kinda greasey though.
but very filling. i like it, and reccommend everyone to go there. its chinese style food.

other good vegan restaurants:

-Koriente (7th st downtown) (my favourite restaurant here). its korean food.
[order their mango bubbletea with soy milk, and golden curry dish with avocado, miso soup]

-Zen (japanese food fast)
[stir fry veggies with brown rice, miso soup.]

-Kerby Lane (24 hr veggie kinda place, kinda like Dennys)

-sugar mamma's cupcakes (vegan cupcakes, and shots of frosting)
[vegan but not gluten free]


supermarkets:

-Mt Supermarket (chinatown center), N Austin,
[asian supermarket, cheap prices, wide variety]

-HEB [local grocery store, decent prices, with vegan and ethnic options]
its like a regular grocery store combined with Wholefoods.

-Wheatsville Co-Op

-FIESTA supermarket (local mexican and ethnic supermarket, with vegan options. kinda like a Mexican Wholefoods.

-Wholefoods

-Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers



I am down here to eventually go to college. Ive done some vegan potlucks, and I cook vegan food for free for local tattoo shops downtown to vegans and non-vegans. trying to represent vegans in a good light.
I buy almost all ingredients from asian market, HEB, and FIESTA.

gonna be building a home gym, and training for strength and power.
I live with a vegan tattoo artist.

anyway Austin, is amazing. thats my update. dont know why im updating, but Im bored, so thats why i guess.

so if youre vegan, come to austin, its very friendly here,

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:21 am
by JP
[quote="V VII Hero"]dont know why im updating, but Im bored, so thats why i guess.


sharing = activism 8)

I wish i had known all this when i had my work trip over there couple years back!