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    It will feel better once you get out of Khartoum and get on site and are busy working, bld. Stick in, mate. It will pay your bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    It will feel better once you get out of Khartoum and get on site and are busy working, bld. Stick in, mate. It will pay your bills.
    Agreed, if you really need the dosh. It will be better out of K but still very dry and sandy. Fuel has always been a huge problem basically due to corrupt dealers.

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    I had managed to forget about those bloody sandstorm I remember 1 really bad one you couldn't see more than a couple of meters.But the locals wandered off to who knows where, have know idea where they were going or if they were ever found again.And that was definitely pre google maps and mobile phone days.
    Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests... more drink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Seriously thinkin of admitting defeat and juming on a plane
    like fcuk you soft cnut

    every day is a days pay

    hang in there - at least you are in a hotel - can you find beer ?

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    i have a friend who worked in khartoum in the eighties.

    he went with a girl there, brothel job, she had been circumcised, had her labia mutilated, when he saw it he said he nearly puked, ran out and never went with another woman for the 2 years he was there. he says he still has nightmares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    like fcuk you soft cnut

    every day is a days pay

    hang in there - at least you are in a hotel - can you find beer ?
    In an apartment. No beer. Storm will be another 3 days they tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Would expect nothing less mate.



    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!
    Yep. I mustnt of been in my right mind when i signed up. Beerlao morning fug.

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    ^^Thatís convenient, your travel pass should be ready by then.

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    ^^I've worked/lived in some hellholes over the years.....the first few days are generally the toughest. Hang in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    North, south or west?

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

    west, it's nothing.
    Site is 2 days from khartoum past atbara and into desert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^I've worked/lived in some hellholes over the years.....the first few days are generally the toughest. Hang in.
    Once the novelty wears off it gets worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Hang in there bud.

    This has the making of a Famous Thread
    Nah. The dickie/ za thread more interesting

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    Did you take an Arabic phrase book, bld? Use the down-time to start to become fluent! (A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step).

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    Check in with the Australian Embassy. They might have a club where you can sit by the pool and drink cold beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Check in with the Australian Embassy. They might have a club where you can sit by the pool and drink cold beer.
    There is no Australian presence there - they cover it from Egypt......which tells you something in itself.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    There is no Australian presence there - they cover it from Egypt......which tells you something in itself.......
    Yep. No embassy here. Infact they advise not to go.

    Smartraveller.gov.au - Sudan.

    Should of read that before

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    Take up meditation and yoga.

    View it as some spiritual health experience.

    Keep chanting "It's only 8 weeks", then visualise the wad of money at the end and where you are going to take your family on holiday as a treat.

    You going through the DT's yet?

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    There is 1 more farang here he has been tuning me in on the site. He advised i bring as much food such as noodles canned fruit etc as the food on site is the same day in day out. Goat goat and more goat. Yesterday we went to a mall to stock up. Fuck me. I felt like one of them doomsday preppers

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    The Sudan club used to be reasonable. As I mentioned before the Akropole Hotel was the place to be for expats and white fellas in general.
    When in Khartoum we always tried to get invites to the American embassy parties, particularly the ones organised by the marines. Always a good piss up.
    Hey JJ,

    Don't go to sleep,

    Time is tickin.

    Love it when ya stalk me ya Shit stain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Site is 2 days from khartoum past atbara and into desert
    Oh dear.

    Any idea how far you'll be from the nile?

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    Culture shock!


    Get stuck in, every day is a day's pay and a day closer to home. Su Su!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    There is 1 more farang here he has been tuning me in on the site. He advised i bring as much food such as noodles canned fruit etc as the food on site is the same day in day out. Goat goat and more goat. Yesterday we went to a mall to stock up. Fuck me. I felt like one of them doomsday preppers
    Doom it appears to me mate. Get out as fast as you can. You're too old for this shit.
    Although being an Aussie, the resident goats could make life easier.

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    If you're lucky will be a bit of Camel meat makes a change from goat.

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    Sheep are more our thing

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    Camel meat is good.

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