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21 Myths About The Middle East

21 Myths About The Middle East

Old Mar 26th 2014, 2:54 am
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........... sorry - make that 'stereotype-exploding myths'........

Now - how many myths about myths can YOU spot?

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I was in Petra (Jordan) the weekend before last - it snowed, the route I was going to take to the Dead Sea was blocked!
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Some interesting stuff in there.

The concept of Brunch still mystifies people in the UK..."so you pay 30-100+ quid and can eat and drink all you want for 4hours?"
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Some interesting stuff in there.

The concept of Brunch still mystifies people in the UK..."so you pay 30-100+ quid and can eat and drink all you want for 4hours?"
It mystifies me as well and I have been living here for 6 years.
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I always was under the impression that Libya was a 'dry' country, like Saudi. Perhaps the brewery is post-Ghadaffi?
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Really? - they are building a green city in Abu Dhabi?
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Really? - they are building a green city in Abu Dhabi?
If it's Masdar city, it's already here.

I understand its 'green' credentials are a little suspect however...
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readjusted this a bit
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The concept of Brunch still mystifies people in the UK..."so you pay 30-100+ quid and can eat and drink all you want for 4hours?"
Well you can pay £6 a pint plus food or you find a deal (Habtoor Grand, Thursday night seafood 145 Dhm all you can eat & drink) where you can get all you can eat and drink in a decent quality place, excellent food, lovely staff for £24.
No brainer and there are many deals from Groupon, Cobone, Hit the Deals etc. I'm out every Thursday and/or Friday on a deal or just a good value brunch like Le Meridian Village Terrace for 219 Dhm.
Except this week because I'm signed off with tonsilitis, sigh! By Friday I'll be climbing the walls.
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
readjusted this a bit
Is there a more fashionista nationality than the Lebanese...?
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I think you are getting vanity confused with fashion! And of course- Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York, London....
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
I'm out every Thursday and/or Friday on a deal or just a good value brunch
You can take the man out of Aberdeen...

I do agree wholeheartedly though. I got charged GBP5.40 for a pint in Aberdeen a couple of weeks ago, I almost had a stroke.
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You can take the man out of Aberdeen...

I do agree wholeheartedly though. I got charged GBP5.40 for a pint in Aberdeen a couple of weeks ago, I almost had a stroke.
I went to a pub in Southampton when I was back, a nice one, but a pub all the same. Pint of ale was close to a fiver.
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I was in Petra (Jordan) the weekend before last - it snowed, the route I was going to take to the Dead Sea was blocked!
I drove on the unpaved mountain route from Petra to Dead Sea Highway last year. In a fully laden hire Hyundai. Didn't see a single soul on the route. Quite scarey.
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18. is not hospitality, its called gluttony / wasteage
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