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jvr20 Jan 29th 2008 11:44 am

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Originally Posted by welrifai (Post 5853076)
I prefer a lounge type atmosphere as opposed to a club... Something not too loud, and not full of drunken people, I like a good drink, but I can't believe the way people here in London do it (I live within sight of Emirates Stadium where Arsenal plays... you can imagine what it looks like here on match days!). Maybe something with a bit of live music. I'm also into the bar scene - know of any good spots for 20 and 30 something young professionals?

oh London is classy compared with the chav-ridden 'burbs.

welrifai Jan 29th 2008 12:07 pm

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Originally Posted by jvr20 (Post 5853160)
oh London is classy compared with the chav-ridden 'burbs.

I think the Chavs make it into town for matches. Since arriving in the UK, I have become adept at recognizing them, based on the Urban Dictionary definition... (Search google "Urban Dictionary" Chav).

welrifai Jan 29th 2008 12:09 pm

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Originally Posted by welrifai (Post 5853224)
I think the Chavs make it into town for matches. Since arriving in the UK, I have become adept at recognizing them, based on the Urban Dictionary definition... (Search google "Urban Dictionary" Chav).

Oh and to the guy who went racing through Bekaa... next time, you can make it even more "fun" by crossing the mountains from Bekaa to Beirut at Dahr Baidar at night, in fog. I did it 4 weeks ago, and first thought that the heavy smoke coming up was just fog... from the smell it became clear that it was also burning brakes on the Syrian lorries ahead!

W10 Jan 29th 2008 12:38 pm

Re: Expat package comparable to £120,000/yr
 

Originally Posted by Border Reiver (Post 5849190)
It is too hot to put the roof down for about 4 months of the year, depending on how brave you are. Something with a detachable (Porsche) or folding (SLK) hard top makes the summers a bit more bearable.

You will get an SLK 350 for a lot less than £40,000 here.

One of my cars is a Boxster S and the AC works fine in the winter. It's a fun little car to drive and are pretty cheap in Dubai.

People who buy 4x4s, or modern American cars need to be shot.

Driving in Lebanon is hugely entertaining. I remember the first time I did it I waited patiently at the lights to turn left towards Solidare....I didn't make that mistake twice.

MataHari Jan 29th 2008 1:11 pm

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Originally Posted by W10 (Post 5853310)
One of my cars is a Boxster S and the AC works fine in the winter. It's a fun little car to drive and are pretty cheap in Dubai.

People who buy 4x4s, or modern American cars need to be shot.

Driving in Lebanon is hugely entertaining. I remember the first time I did it I waited patiently at the lights to turn left towards Solidare....I didn't make that mistake twice.

that's me dead then....

arbroath_abroad Jan 29th 2008 1:13 pm

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i am finding people slagging of driving a porsche boxter laughable...

I mean, get real, its not a bad car to drive....

plus its not an american piece of plastic junk

Inselaffen Jan 29th 2008 1:17 pm

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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad (Post 5853438)
i am finding people slagging of driving a porsche boxter laughable...

I mean, get real, its not a bad car to drive....

plus its not an american piece of plastic junk

what's wrong with American Junk?
have been quite happy with mine despite the huge lack of power!

welrifai Jan 29th 2008 1:22 pm

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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad (Post 5853438)
i am finding people slagging of driving a porsche boxter laughable...

I mean, get real, its not a bad car to drive....

plus its not an american piece of plastic junk

Clearly people assumed that I was mentioning the Boxster as the epitomy of a sports car - in reality, I was mentioning it (I said Porsche Boxster or similar) so that there would be some idea of the lifestyle I want - comfortable without being flashy... so I could get help on deciding how much I need to be offered! I'm not trying to spend all of my money on my car, but I don't want to drive something cheap either. Maybe in 10 years I'd consider driving a supercar, but I generally think guys in their mid-twenties driving around in Ferraris look like jackasses :-)

arbroath_abroad Jan 29th 2008 1:24 pm

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Originally Posted by Inselaffen (Post 5853451)
what's wrong with American Junk?
have been quite happy with mine despite the huge lack of power!

i have just been given a Chevrolet Epica so i am saying no more on American Junk:D

jvr20 Jan 29th 2008 1:25 pm

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is a Porsche not flashy then? :ohmy:

welrifai Jan 29th 2008 1:29 pm

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Originally Posted by jvr20 (Post 5853477)
is a Porsche not flashy then? :ohmy:

Is a Porsche flashy? I never thought so... It's a fairly common car I think, on par with a 3-series BMW...

jvr20 Jan 29th 2008 1:33 pm

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Originally Posted by welrifai (Post 5853491)
Is a Porsche flashy? I never thought so... It's a fairly common car I think, on par with a 3-series BMW...

I humbly stand corrected then... I had a sheltered childhood :p

Inselaffen Jan 29th 2008 1:33 pm

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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad (Post 5853475)
i have just been given a Chevrolet Epica so i am saying no more on American Junk:D

isnt that Korean Crap disguised as Yank crap though?

arbroath_abroad Jan 29th 2008 1:43 pm

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Originally Posted by Inselaffen (Post 5853510)
isnt that Korean Crap disguised as Yank crap though?

yea a daewo tosca or something like that, I had one when i was in Korea. Couldnt beleive i got the same bloody car here:D

Cham128 Jan 29th 2008 1:45 pm

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Originally Posted by W10 (Post 5853310)
One of my cars is a Boxster S and the AC works fine in the winter. It's a fun little car to drive and are pretty cheap in Dubai.

People who buy 4x4s, or modern American cars need to be shot.

Driving in Lebanon is hugely entertaining. I remember the first time I did it I waited patiently at the lights to turn left towards Solidare....I didn't make that mistake twice.

i always wondered why that set of traffic lights is there... maybe it's to pick out who the tourists are...

the one thing better than the driving though is the parking... it's impressive!

as for korean crap... let me know when mercedes start offering a 7 year warranty!


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