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Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Jul 5th, 2015, 00:56
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A new edition to the list - Baptism Site “Bethany...

A new edition to the list - Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1446) (Jordan)

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Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jun 28th, 2015, 00:44
Replies: 3,773
Views: 303,965
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Who's reading what,when & the experience

I've bit the bullet and got stuck into the 'Song of Ice and Fire' series, just started book three and so far finding it just a slight notch below Game of Thrones in terms of entertainment, which is...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Jun 22nd, 2015, 20:53
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Ireland: A drinking tale - LSD (Multiple Acts)

The Mutton Lane Inn is genuinely one of my favourite places in the world.
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 20th, 2015, 00:00
Replies: 5,282
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Where are you now? .... and how's the weather? (part 2)

Arrived Istanbul, Bosphorus view from my room:
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Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 19th, 2015, 15:00
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Where are you now? .... and how's the weather? (part 2)

At Dublin airport waiting for flight to Istanbul, sky is grey and there are reports of thunder storms on the Bosphorus. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/19/1865d833a67df6b093c94bcfc540ece1.jpg
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 19th, 2015, 14:54
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
How many trips to India have you made?

You in Dublin airport right now? I'm currently having a pint at the Gate Clock Bar at gate 303 if you're around!
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 19th, 2015, 02:54
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
So when are you updating that Ireland thread in...

So when are you updating that Ireland thread in the other forum? :Beer

It takes even less than that to make me happy these days - just stick me on a long, overnight train journey somewhere...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jun 19th, 2015, 02:16
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I'd recommend The Secret in Their Eyes if you get...

I'd recommend The Secret in Their Eyes if you get a chance, excellent Argentinian crime drama.
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 17th, 2015, 16:26
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This guy?...

This guy? (http://www.britannica.com/biography/Baldwin-Spencer-British-anthropologist)
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jun 16th, 2015, 22:34
Replies: 3,285
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Saw this last week. What a beautiful movie -...

Saw this last week. What a beautiful movie - subtle, understated, with a touch of humour. Dazzling shots of the Sahara, semi-comical/semi-threatening jihadists, snippets of gorgeous West African...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 13th, 2015, 19:08
Replies: 42
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Been to India twice, first time for five and a...

Been to India twice, first time for five and a half months, second time for 5 weeks. Thoroughly enjoyed it both times and absolutely plan on returning again in the future. However there are other...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jun 11th, 2015, 19:27
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
:D Remember when that Iraqi journalist threw...

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Remember when that Iraqi journalist threw his shoe at Bush during a press conference, and we had dozens of articles explaining how "throwing your shoe at someone is a sign of disrespect in Arab...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Jun 3rd, 2015, 17:36
Replies: 3,773
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
It's commonly regarded as one of the great travel...

It's commonly regarded as one of the great travel classics, the 'Ulysses' of travel writing. I think it deserves the accolades, although Byron is no less sarcastic and blunt then Theroux. But he has...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 30th, 2015, 16:43
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
What do you think happened? There's no mystery,...

What do you think happened? There's no mystery, the Palestinians made a decision to raise the prospect of a vote all on their own, why on earth would you believe there is more to it then that?
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Forum: Chai and Chat May 29th, 2015, 20:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Do tell us. By the way, breaking news is the...

Do tell us.

By the way, breaking news is the Palestinians have agreed to drop the motion, meaning they have accepted the deal the Israelis put on the table. By your logic - " Brokering a deal...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 29th, 2015, 19:53
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
The Jack Warner...

The Jack Warner (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/10/17/uk-soccer-fifa-warner-zionism-idUKTRE79G38820111017) school of analysis.

Palestine has been a FIFA member since 1998. There is nothing...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 29th, 2015, 19:32
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Are you now suggesting that the Israelis have...

Are you now suggesting that the Israelis have orchestrated this affair against FIFA in order to punish Blatter for trying to prevent the vote going ahead?
Forum: Chai and Chat May 29th, 2015, 19:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I have no idea.

I have no idea.
Forum: Chai and Chat May 29th, 2015, 19:11
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
If you're asking for a copy of the 'rulebook',...

If you're asking for a copy of the 'rulebook', then no. But here's a quote from a FIFA spokeswoman in the Times of Israel - “only Palestine can withdraw the demand to suspend Israel from the agenda.”...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 29th, 2015, 18:47
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Blatter has no authority to allow/prevent a vote....

Blatter has no authority to allow/prevent a vote. However, since he is opposed to the motion, he can certainly use his vast influence to help ensure it fails. Therefore, it is hardly in Israel's...
Forum: Chai and Chat May 29th, 2015, 18:04
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
That would be the same Blatter who has publicly...

That would be the same Blatter who has publicly opposed the motion, and whose potential replacement is an Arab prince.
Forum: Chai and Chat May 23rd, 2015, 18:58
Replies: 3,125
Views: 164,388
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Party time in Dublin Julia, how's the atmosphere...

Party time in Dublin Julia, how's the atmosphere down your way?
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues May 21st, 2015, 01:26
Replies: 314
Views: 31,646
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Reports coming through today that ISIS have...

Reports coming through today that ISIS have captured Palmyra from Syrian government forces. Let's hope they're not there long enough to wreak the kind of destruction they've been doing to northern...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues May 11th, 2015, 03:11
Replies: 314
Views: 31,646
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém...

Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/263) (Portugal)

The Monastery:

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Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 25th, 2015, 18:10
Replies: 81
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
One thing somebody told me at the time of the...

One thing somebody told me at the time of the 2005 Kashmir quake was that high-altitude areas tend to be less affected by earthquakes than lower-lying areas, as mountains absorb some of the shock. No...
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