14/03/2017

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Who2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:05 pm

Far to etherial for MT to grasp that one Lucy.... 8)


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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by carrie » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:07 pm

Why would any one want to blog about a place and a people that they so clearly despise. If I felt the way you do MT then I would be only too keen to put the place behind me and never look back but no doubt your blog will display you extensive knowledge of Luxor, Egypt and Egyptians. :zz :zz

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Yildez » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:10 pm

Major Thom wrote:Can't wait to develop my blog on Luxor, which of course won't be published until April 2017. Hot reading!!

I may be wrong, and if so I stand corrected, but I've always understood a blog to be an online diary about daily events in the place/country where on lives? Once you've left Luxor, how can you write a blog about it? :ni: :ni: :ni:

Memoirs, maybe, but I suggest you brush up your grammar first.

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by John Landon » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:49 pm

One can assume the impending "blog" is not just going to burn that particular bridge, but dynamite it into oblivion........ :cg

Probably better to take my previous advise and keep the eyes in a forward direction and on the ball to direct it onto the net.

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Horus » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:04 pm

One can assume the impending "blog" is not just going to burn that particular bridge, but dynamite it into oblivion........ :cg
As others have pointed out it cannot really be a blog, I reckon at best it will be one last final demonic rant against Luxor once he knows they can never do anything to him by way of visa refusal or immediate deportation, so basically it will be a final get it all off your chest essay, a go down screaming abuse at the world he leaves behind. ;) At least it may be a cathartic experience for MT and he will kill all his demons and go on to live a happier life elsewhere, I truly hope he does. :)
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:17 pm

Major Thom wrote:Can't wait to develop my blog on Luxor, which of course won't be published until April 2017. Hot reading!!
Interesting, I have a different interpretation of the above to that of others.

I thought this may be another project for the 'Ghost Reader' - 'develop' = someone putting some sense and order (and hopefully grammatical correction) into an already written blog (web log) which may, or may not, have appeared online already. The project being to publish it as an 'e-book' (like some of the other drivel we've been exposed to online if we've not been wary enough or capable to resist the temptation). However, I may be crediting Major Thom with more than is due. Time will tell!
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by newcastle » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:23 pm

carrie wrote:Why would any one want to blog about a place and a people that they so clearly despise. If I felt the way you do MT then I would be only too keen to put the place behind me and never look back but no doubt your blog will display you extensive knowledge of Luxor, Egypt and Egyptians. :zz :zz
If it's to be a diatribe on his life in Luxor, may I suggest a title :

The Comedy of Errors

It will not, of course, match the Bard in literary merit but may raise a titter from those inclined to schadenfreude.

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Who2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:45 pm

Never did get to read that TV Street all about 'hot lust in Luxor,
but did have an unexpected New Years Eve dinner with the author Tim, at the behest of Penny in Snobs years ago,
Quite a funny event really, even when I heard him years later on Radio 4 talking to Joan Bakewell about 'cottaging.... 8)
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Horus » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:42 am

Was it a nice little cottage in the Cotswolds Dr? but I digress, we do seem to attract our fair share of wanabe authors who appear, publicise their wares then melt into the ether :urm:
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Major Thom » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:04 am

I already have started a blog called Tropical Queensland, full of photos and wildlife

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Major Thom » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:05 am

My blog on Luxor will also be full of photos of today's Luxor, and taken over the past 4 years, covering historic sites, and areas, hoping to give a true view of the place. There will be photos also from 8 years ago.

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Yildez » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:55 am

Major Thom wrote:My blog on Luxor will also be full of photos of today's Luxor, and taken over the past 4 years, covering historic sites, and areas, hoping to give a true view of the place. There will be photos also from 8 years ago.
Not a blog then! Memoir. Get it right MT!

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Dusak » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:26 am

First, before starting your retrospective blog, I would go back on Y Tube and submit a new video, say, ''my time and tribulations living in a s*** hole of a country.'' With a bottom banner stating ' 18+not for the faint hearted.'
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Who2 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:58 am

An ex-pats view on Queensland: Be Warned!

"I can’t mention twilight barbies without mozzies entering my thoughts. These critters love warm, still, humid nights – and days for that matter! Queensland mozzies will bite you until you’re raw unless you wear repellent – something I don’t really like doing but I often have to out of necessity to enjoy the great outdoors.

Unfortunately, Queensland’s mozzies can infect you with Ross River virus – the mozzies in all of Australia’s big cities can infect you with this virus. Ross River virus causes a lot more distress than the usual mozzie bite. It’s a fairly nasty disease – about 5,000 Aussies catch it each year – leading to aches and flu-like symptoms lasting, on and off, for up to a year if you’re unlucky.

So mozzies are a “must avoid” and flies, of course, can be a pest too. And then there are the cockroaches – as big as mice and much, much uglier. You’re almost certain to have an encounter with a cockroach. To minimise such meetings, my best advice is to buy a newer style house in which all doors and windows seal well when closed and to make sure insect screens are in place when windows and doors are open.

And now the bug count carries on – to termites. According to experts, these pests will attack about one in three homes in Brisbane. Termites feed on wood and are capable of literally eating your house and turning it to dust. Most Queensland houses contain significant amounts of wood and hence are vulnerable to attack. Worse, your home insurance policy doesn’t cover you for the damage! Fortunately, it’s possible to have the soil around your house treated to prevent termite attack. We’ve had this done for our house on the basis that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Speaking of the weather, if you think you’ve seen a downpour in the UK, you’ll realise if you come to live here that you’ve just seen heavy rain. When there’s a downpour here, there’s really a downpour. In a summer storm the daytime sky goes black, the wind can blow you down and the rain is so intense it’s painful on the skin. You can’t see more than a few yards in front of you and streets can be flooded in a matter of minutes.

Storms in Brisbane usually hit late in the afternoon at the end of the hottest and stickiest of days. As such they can almost be a relief – not if you get a tree blown down onto your house though, or all of your power gets shorted by a lightning strike – and this happens quite frequently!

Anything else to add? Yes, the television is poor – I think this is common knowledge about Australia. If you’re trying to watch a movie it can feel like there’s as much advertising as movie.

"Well a view from a Queensland ex-pat, so be warned the other side of the fence is not always greener..... 8)
PS: 'Forewarned is forearmed' and we did try to tell you about Luxor when you first joined this site.
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Who2 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:10 am

An interesting list of complaints I could almost assume they were written by MT.... 8)

THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS:

1. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax."

2. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food."

3. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price."

5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."

6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow."

7. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned."

8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."

9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."

10. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun."

12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair."

13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."

14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service."

15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners."

16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning."

17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."

18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes."

19. "My fiancée and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by carrie » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:18 am

Oh now be fair, he did say about the water cuts and power outages the other day that it was due to the INFRASTRUCTURE being upgraded. There might be hope yet. :roll:

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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:35 am

When escorting a balloon passenger across the Nile on her journey to the west bank, she seriously asked me "Where's the beach" :?
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Horus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:00 pm

I have several relatives living in the Melbourne area of Australia and one tells me that at certain times (around now I think) she cannot take her dog for a walk around her home due to the risk of snakebite :sd
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Dusak » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:05 pm

When Luxor was bursting at the seams with tourists I was asked on a few occasions where was the nearest beach. Stopped one day to be asked where the nearest bus stop was for the pyramids, also are they close enough to walk there. All asked by English visitors. The one that asked to walk there had a brochure of holidays in Luxor which he showed me. His problem was that the front of the brochure had several photographs superimposed overlapping each other of many places in Egypt, the pyramids being one of them, but the only place name on it was Luxor so he presumed all were readily available to visit here within walking distance, including the dam at Aswan. Knob 'ed.
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Re: 14/03/2017

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:05 pm

19. "My fiancée and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

How did this happen? They describe themselves as a same-sex couple. One of them must have been cheating!

http://blog.dictionary.com/fiance-vs-fiancee/ :lol:

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