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    Thank you, take care with the donkeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Not exactly. but its 8 hour drive from khartoum. my boss told me the name but fucked if i can pronounce it.ts not south sudan though

    North, south or west?

    If it's south it's Kosti. Good place to be.

    west, it's nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    If it's south it's Kosti.
    That's pretty easy to pronounce... uh oh....

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    I hope you have a successful trip and come back loaded with beer tokens, pictures and another brilliant travel thread.
    Stay safe mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Received an email from sudan firm this afternoon telling me my visa is ready and can i travel on the 23rd. Looks like im of on friday now. Oh sooner i go sooner i come back
    I bet the guy youre going to replace was fukkin ectstatic

    Safe travels mate and be careful

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    His donkey is already loaded, the canoe is awaiting at the nearest river and armed guards/de-mining experts are currently being sourced from the local friendly tribesmen.

    I'm free, I'm free



    It appears gold head bands are what is used for "tipping" your "house boy".

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    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Good luck...if anything you can at least you can put a tick in your fukket list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I bet the guy youre going to replace was fukkin ectstatic

    Safe travels mate and be careful
    He,s going to have to wait a bit longer. Just been told i need to cool my heels in khartoum for a few days ( which is alright by me)while they get me a travel permit before setting of to site

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    If it's Kusti you're going to, BLD, you should feel right at home. It appears they have tuk-tuks.

    Of course, you could go native and use a donkey and cart instead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    He,s going to have to wait a bit longer. Just been told i need to cool my heels in khartoum for a few days ( which is alright by me)while they get me a travel permit before setting of to site
    If you get a say in the matter the Acropole Hotel used to be the best place to stay in Khartoum. Really good old fashioned feel to it. It did get blown up a few years back but I believe it's back up and running.


    Acropole Khartoum Hotel

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    No such luck. The company have an apartment for expats. It will be good to acclimatise a bit and relax after the flight. Once the travel permits done im told its a 15 hour drive to site hopeffully stopping for a night somewhere. ( heading north from khartoum) bags are packed and a few beer lao are going down my gob of to the airport for the first leg in about an hour. Couple of long flights but ive been busy downloading heaps of movies etc for the laptop. Thanks you Td computers can be fun forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    a few beer lao are going down my gob
    Would expect nothing less mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    been busy downloading heaps of movies etc for the laptop.
    Smart move!

    Good luck and post lots of updates and pics! This is a crazy one as nobody in their right minds goes to a shithole like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    No such luck. The company have an apartment for expats. It will be good to acclimatise a bit and relax after the flight. Once the travel permits done im told its a 15 hour drive to site hopeffully stopping for a night somewhere. ( heading north from khartoum) bags are packed and a few beer lao are going down my gob of to the airport for the first leg in about an hour. Couple of long flights but ive been busy downloading heaps of movies etc for the laptop. Thanks you Td computers can be fun forum.
    Crikey, you must be up on the Egyptian border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    No such luck. The company have an apartment for expats. It will be good to acclimatise a bit and relax after the flight. Once the travel permits done im told its a 15 hour drive to site hopeffully stopping for a night somewhere. ( heading north from khartoum) bags are packed and a few beer lao are going down my gob of to the airport for the first leg in about an hour. Couple of long flights but ive been busy downloading heaps of movies etc for the laptop. Thanks you Td computers can be fun forum.
    I wonder if, when they say you're going "North" they mean you're taking the "Northern Route" which then goes west.
    There are 3 routes to the west, North - sand; Central sand and water; South; water. It all depends on the time of year but, if you're going west you may end up in El Fasher. There's mining there and it's a shit hole. Fingers crossed you're not heading that way.
    Darfur - western Sudan - was my area and it's beautiful if you like sand but the tribes are great. The "Fur" people are nomads and not Sudanese at all and good on 'em.
    Still, you'll be working so it's not really relevant.

    Good luck mate.
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    ^ how do you say ' cold beer please' in Sudanese ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    ^ how do you say ' cold beer please' in Sudanese ?
    I generally found the words "A cold beer please" worked very well as long as they were directed at the right people.
    If directed at the wrong person, you could be in the shit.


    A birr tiis tiss shokran. Might work. Then again.................

    Get yourself an offsider as quick as you can.

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    If your going north the Nubians will be awaiting you.



    Interested, just ask for the shoe stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    If your going north the Nubians will be awaiting you.


    Yes, indeedy, they are occasionally gorgeous.
    The Ethiopian women can also be absolute stunners and they speak Italian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    If your going north the Nubians will be awaiting you.



    Interested, just ask for the shoe stores.

    Now your talkin. Right up my alley those 2. Luigi will be well jeolous

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Luigi will be well jeolous
    Had 'em.





    Good luck bud.

    If ya need a cook, beer fetcher, and someone to skim yer wallet, giz a shout.


    If they give ya a Fiat Panda and the window wiper needs servicing, I reckon a PM to Neo will see you right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Now your talkin.
    Was it the high heel slippers or do you prefer the more comfortable low heel shoes that caught your attention?

    I wonder if other colours are available. Probably special order eh, but delivery to your apartment/tent, at no extra cost, could be the clincher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Sorry BLD but the place sounds like Hell on Earth

    https://www.onceinalifetimejourney.c...-you-go-sudan/
    Got here on the 24th still sat in khartoum waiting for travel documents. Tomorro2s friday. There day of. I think a couple more days in khartoum. Massive dust storm today. Cant see the end of the street. You were right Dill. Its hell on earth. Seriously thinkin of admitting defeat and juming on a plane ( if the fucker can take of in this dust) to old for this shit. ( will post a pic or 2 later. Has to be seen to be believed. The company wanted to send a car to site yesterday ( 2 day drive) but couldnt find diesel in khartoum. Rigs on site are out of fuel to i hear. My throats as dry as a budgies cage eyes are stinging and i have a strong urge to drink copious amounts of beer which aint gonna happen. Fuck it missing the family to much. Call me a pussy but do i really need to put up with this shit

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    ^Well that's right depressing..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Call me a pussy but do i really need to put up with this shit
    No you don't get the fuck out of there. Sounds like it can only get worse.

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    Hang in there bud.

    This has the making of a Famous Thread

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