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    I hate it. I can't bend either of my knees (Burns on the back of both).
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    No, but I have 2 kangaroos and a wombat (They are very fuel efficient).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon Blum - For All Mankind
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    Old traditional remedy for Sunburn:

    Greek Yoghurt

    Somehow it really works...

    There is nothing funnier than seeing bright red ango-saxons after 2 hours under the Mediterranean sun.


    Edit: Dont eat it, just apply it on the sunburn area. Eat the rest with honey.
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    Wish I could catch them at the moment. I hate the winter.

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    Im in paaain. lol. Went driving today with my father, bad sunburn on the front of both my arms. Gah.
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    There is nothing funnier than seeing bright red ango-saxons after 2 hours under the Mediterranean sun
    Sunscreen is your friend and skin cancer is not. I imagine any place in Australia, near civilization, must sell it. I use it all the time even in winter or I'd be lobster-boy myself. The worst dose I ever had was from getting drunk and falling asleep on the beach till midday. I ended up in the hospital for several days because the essential oils in the skin on my face, neck, and chest had just about boiled away. Without a doubt burns are the most painful injury I've ever endured.
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    You people have no idea what a sunburn is. On the last day of our Honeymoon (to Grenada), my wife and I paid a local fisherman to take us out to a small spit of land about half a mile off shore. We brought lunch and were the only people out there. It was beautiful and romantic, and also some of the best snorkeling I've ever experienced in my entire life. Shortly after noon we realized that the sun was pretty strong and there wasn't a whole lot of shade. There was a grand total of 1 tree and a couple shrubs on the island.

    Unfortunately, the fisherman was not coming back to pick us up for about 3-4 hours. We realized we were starting to get burned pretty badly, so we huddled under what tiny shade there was and draped the available clothes and towels across ourselves to provide some protection. When we finally left, we were burned from head to toe and could feel it, but it wasn't that bad. By the time we got back to the hotel, we were in excruciating pain. We couldn't do anything but lie in bed and hurt. I started running a 101 degree fever.

    To make matters worse, since it was our last day we had to pack our suitcases and then get up very early to check out and get to the airport. We were unsure whether we could even move, let alone fly, but we somehow managed. My wife feinted while waiting in the passport line on our way out. It took weeks to fully recover and our skin blistered and fell off from every area except where our bathing suits were.

    We are now very, very careful when taking beach vacations.


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    People forget that a sunburn is actually a burn. I don't get burned so easily but the english especially should really be more careful they burn up like candles, when I am in Spain you can always pick them from the crowd (for more then then their burned up bodies gawd english tourists are annoying)

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    Shall I tell you about my first visit to an Australian beach?
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    I never use sunscreen except on the back of my neck. When the sun shines, my skin just becomes a light shade of brown. Poor English...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
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    Shall I tell you about my first visit to an Australian beach?


    A Northern European on our beaches, there is a sight I would like to see! I know that the British often have a bit of trouble adapting to our climate when they come for a visit. Silly poms
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    A Northern European on our beaches, there is a sight I would like to see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountArach View Post


    A Northern European on our beaches, there is a sight I would like to see! I know that the British often have a bit of trouble adapting to our climate when they come for a visit. Silly poms
    They burn up even in northen europe, our sun isn't that strong but if you are as white as snow and just expose yourself to it you still can get burned pretty nasty. Doing the same in Spain is just begging for skin-cancer.

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    Same with me. I'm pretty pale if I haven't been outside much in a while but I virtually never burn, just get a light tan...

    And I'm completely English, Irish, and German in my background.

    Quote Originally Posted by Megas Methuselah View Post
    I never use sunscreen except on the back of my neck. When the sun shines, my skin just becomes a light shade of brown. Poor English...
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    That's why I hate the beach... (despite living 1 hour away from it <.<)
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    Compared to the Australian sun, the European one (Northern) is a 60w bulb.

    I only burn on my shoulders and on the back of my neck here in the North and put therefore only sun screen on those areas. This is based on experience (I am becoming an old geezer).

    Taking this trial and error, fined tuned method of putting sun screen just on the right places to maximize tanning to the Australian sun was a bad mistake.
    Yes, I didn't get burned on my shoulders nor on my neck, but the rest of my exposed skin got a purple tint which resulted in fever and immobility for several days.

    I am wondering if Australia does have an ozone layer at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    I am wondering if Australia does have an ozone layer at all
    We do, the hole only recently closed up, it's still quite a thin layer though.
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