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    I'll have one on your behalf to make you feel better, mate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    We are 95 kms se of wadi halfa on the egyptian border.
    Just having a look. The rock a bit further SE is amazing!
    20.9171037, 32.8127813" to "Abu Hamad, Sudan"

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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/
    You were 100 % correct dill. It was/ is a fookin nightmare. Cant believe ive stuck it out 8 weeks. ( feels like double that) But Hey' BLDs mum didnt raise no quitters . Im out of this shitty little camp tomorrow afternoon if the driver doesnt get lost or bogged in the sand on his way here. Got 2 days drive back to khartoum a day there then im on qatar airways to doha/ bangkok/ Lao. Let the games begin woo hoo. No alcohol has passed my lips for 8 weeks and ive been fed what can only be described as pure dogshit 3 times daily. Good time to be bailing out as its now Ramadan and we cant get the fookers to do much anyway. Daft cunts cant eat or drink all day . Plenty of work here for me here but i wont be back. Just to fucking grim and to long. Fuck the deserts gimme a mosquitoe infested jungle. No more moozie countrys me.Lesson learnt.

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    ^Well done for lasting. Better for leaving. Hit the pool!

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    Thats the plan davis. Kids got school holidays when i get back gonna go to koh samui for beer and beachtime. And a decent feedbag.

    Will bung up a thread or add to this one .

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    Survived, well done sir a frothy forecast
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    Well done, BLD. An experience you've had but don't need to do again. One to tell the grandkids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Thats the plan davis. Kids got school holidays when i get back gonna go to koh samui for beer and beachtime. And a decent feedbag.

    Will bung up a thread or add to this one .
    I will pm you my mobile number

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    nah mate
    if you have not got a confirmed gig - just do it again - 40k in the bank works

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    Its not all about the money baldrick. Theres gotta be better jobs out there.

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    Well done BLD, ya made it.


    Reckon you'll have to get new clothes tailored with all the weight ya lost.

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    Glad to hear you made it through the dry spell. Sounds like a pool party is waiting for you at home with a few ice cold beer Laos to wet the whistle.

    A fresh thread on Sudan and the exploitations of an Australian gold miner may be in order if you manage not to drowned yourself in spirits or your pool upon your return.

    Take it easy. ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Well done BLD, ya made it.


    Reckon you'll have to get new clothes tailored with all the weight ya lost.
    Pretty sure i didnt loose any weight. Might of even put some on. The moobs are still evident. The food is invariably crap. All we get is rice and chicken and red kidney beans in some sort of mash. Veggies consist of tomato. Cucumber and onion.and not often. Apart from the tinned fruit i brought with me i didnt see fruit served once. Reckon its only my multi vitamin tablets keeping me alive. They say sudanese foods pretty fucking bland but this place is fucking ridiculous.

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    No place like home.
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    Cancel my subscription to the Sudanese revolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    No place like home.

    Hallowed be thy name.


    now that's heaven right there.

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    Congratulations on surviving. Did you manage to leave something honourable behind you?

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    It's alright mate- any port in a storm. The camels and goats don't seem to mind.
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    Some Sudanese camel has the right hump now.

    Good on Ya BLD!

    Not an easy task, sticking that out.

    Enjoy your holiday

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    Yep. Camp or rather remote company townsite did it for me. They was beer but only one bar, after a while the company there gets a bit tired. Always talking about the job. Housing OK etc I just got cabin fever or bored?
    Managed to find a job in a reasonable sized city with more than one shopping mall!
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
    Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.

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    I had taken a shitload of pics while in sudan but unfortunately the dodgy generator setup in camp must of had a power surge and fucked my hard drive. Heres a few pics that i found on my camera recently



    Coont of a place
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    This was probably the worst camp ive ever been on, You want a shower? fill up a bucket of water


    The Kitchen


    The room i shared with the 2 Tanzanian Drillers, After we were there for about 3 weeks they installed a shitty old aircon, but better than nothing


    Heres the moozies praying outside my room again



    Moozie alarm clock



    All that praying and they still live in shitsville, nice one allah

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    This was probably the worst camp ive ever been on, You want a shower? fill up a bucket of water
    jeez, harden up. My childhood and early youth were worse than that.
    Want a cup of tea, go chop some firewood. Want dinner, go fishing. Want some kerosine for the lamp, paddle the canoe 7 miles to the trading station. I earned $800 in one year and that paid for kerosine, rice, soap etc...for the year.
    Honestly mate, if the money's good, that's not hardship at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Honestly mate, if the money's good, that's not hardship at all.
    Bullshit.... I would bet you will be the only poster holding that view..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I interviewed three guys today from Sudan in IELTS interviews, as it happens. One was talking about a spot where the White Nile and Blue Nile meet...said it's really beautiful. Lots of these guys seem well educated with great English and good stories.

    Africans Sudanese here teaching English, no wonder the kids get nowhere, they are worse than the sexpat teachers.

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