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Forum: Crossing the Border Oct 24th, 2014, 17:05
Replies: 49
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Your choice. I would take the Rocket boat as it's...

Your choice. I would take the Rocket boat as it's an extremely scenic and pleasant way to go, and you pass by riverside villages the likes of which you won't get to see otherwise. However, if you're...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Oct 23rd, 2014, 20:17
Replies: 3,526
Views: 275,867
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Halfway through Marquez's One Hundred Years of...

Halfway through Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. I can certainly see the influences on Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Enjoying it so far, but feel it's lacking something at the moment which I...
Forum: Sports in India Oct 15th, 2014, 05:32
Replies: 145
Views: 3,638
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Group D is turning out to be fascinating, would...

Group D is turning out to be fascinating, would love it so much if Ireland AND Scotland qualified, along with England, Wales and N. Ireland (who are all looking good so far as well).
Forum: Sports in India Oct 15th, 2014, 04:31
Replies: 145
Views: 3,638
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
:D Best Irish result in over a decade.

:D Best Irish result in over a decade.
Forum: Sports in India Oct 12th, 2014, 22:15
Replies: 145
Views: 3,638
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Definitely, and it was bad news for Ireland and...

Definitely, and it was bad news for Ireland and Scotland as well, since neither of us are expected to get anything form the Germans (we'll see how Ireland get on this Tuesday). Looks more and more...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Oct 11th, 2014, 06:08
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Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Well some of them have been sitting there for...

Well some of them have been sitting there for over four years, so...likely never, especially since new stuff gets added to it all the time. And I keep getting sidetracked with other stuff, but every...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Oct 11th, 2014, 03:28
Replies: 3,526
Views: 275,867
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Some recent books I've finished: Ali and...

Some recent books I've finished:

Ali and Nino: A Love Story (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/474078.Ali_and_Nino) - WW1 era love story (Muslim boy and Christian girl fall in love) set in...
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 6th, 2014, 18:33
Replies: 4,644
Views: 271,000
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
So, eh, New England in the fall is pretty damn...

So, eh, New England in the fall is pretty damn amazing, right?
Forum: Chai and Chat Oct 5th, 2014, 00:08
Replies: 725
Views: 92,713
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
This brought a smile: ...

This brought a smile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gusb2fpug4
Forum: Spirituality and Religion in India Oct 3rd, 2014, 20:34
Replies: 8
Views: 2,721
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
This years live stream -...

This years live stream - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/makkah-live-27042014

This year the Ebola crisis has generated even more discussion on the problem of potential epidemics, with the Saudis...
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 26th, 2014, 05:10
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Indian white tiger kills student at Delhi zoo

Surprised there hasn't been a thread on this yet. Tragic story all round it seems:

Indian white tiger kills student at Delhi zoo ...
Forum: Sports in India Sep 25th, 2014, 00:02
Replies: 145
Views: 3,638
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Midweek cup football is always a late kickoff...

Midweek cup football is always a late kickoff (generally 19:45 or 20:00 for English matches) - people are working during the day, stadiums would be empty otherwise.
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Sep 23rd, 2014, 00:20
Replies: 48
Views: 4,195
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
This is quite a common sight to behold among a...

This is quite a common sight to behold among a certain demographic in my native city - Hands in their trackies... Gross? (http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=67679532)
Forum: Crossing the Border Sep 19th, 2014, 16:54
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Like the others have said, that's not something...

Like the others have said, that's not something we can predict. Almost everybody takes a rest day in Manang to acclimatize, and there is a center there where a seminar is held every night advising...
Forum: Crossing the Border Sep 17th, 2014, 15:15
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I've completed the Circuit in late November/early...

I've completed the Circuit in late November/early December, by that time it really wasn't busy at all except at the bottle neck before Thorung La (Thorung Phedi?) and the following day down to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Sep 10th, 2014, 17:24
Replies: 2,807
Views: 192,515
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Yes, I saw it and by the end I absolutely loved...

Yes, I saw it and by the end I absolutely loved it. I found the lack of an overriding narrative a little frustrating at first, then I realized I was missing the entire point of the movie. After that,...
Forum: Crossing the Border Sep 5th, 2014, 10:00
Replies: 210
Views: 40,929
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Not too sure where to post this, but this thread...

Not too sure where to post this, but this thread seems the most active appropriate one:

The Afternoon Map: The Hippy Trail (http://www.midafternoonmap.com/2013/10/the-hippie-trail.html)
...
Forum: Sports in India Sep 4th, 2014, 06:47
Replies: 145
Views: 3,638
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
And Ireland have defeated the mighty Oman 2-0, a...

And Ireland have defeated the mighty Oman 2-0, a glorious chapter in Irish football...
Forum: Sports in India Sep 3rd, 2014, 04:20
Replies: 145
Views: 3,638
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
We've an international break now anyway, club...

We've an international break now anyway, club football back on Saturday week (Sep. 13th)
Forum: Sports in India Sep 2nd, 2014, 21:03
Replies: 145
Views: 3,638
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
On the other hand, they have just signed these...

On the other hand, they have just signed these guys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNeETao1qKw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmk96_Pfpg&feature=share
Forum: Chai and Chat Sep 1st, 2014, 22:29
Replies: 728
Views: 53,222
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
One of Mustafa Kemal's most famous speeches, made...

One of Mustafa Kemal's most famous speeches, made in 1934:

"To The ANZAC's
Those heroes that shed their blood
and lost their lives...
You are now lying in the soil of
a friendly country,...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Aug 22nd, 2014, 03:10
Replies: 2,807
Views: 192,515
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Anyone seen Boyhood? It's getting some incredible...

Anyone seen Boyhood? It's getting some incredible reviews, they're calling it a landmark in cinematic history. Think I might try catch it over the weekend.
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Aug 17th, 2014, 20:49
Replies: 287
Views: 22,683
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
They can be if cornered, but we could get very...

They can be if cornered, but we could get very close to them without provoking any reaction at all. We got extremely lucky and came across three of them feasting on a recently deceased water-buffalo,...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Aug 17th, 2014, 18:14
Replies: 287
Views: 22,683
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Komodo National Park...

Komodo National Park (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/609) (Indonesia)

This is an island-hopping wonderland up there with Palawan and the Andaman's.

61241

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Forum: Chai and Chat Aug 4th, 2014, 19:29
Replies: 4,644
Views: 271,000
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I'm in Labuan Bajo, a small tourist town on the...

I'm in Labuan Bajo, a small tourist town on the west coast of Flores, Indonesia. Weather is perfect, and the sunsets as good as I've seen. Pictures to follow when I get home in a couple of weeks.
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