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Old Mar 27th 2014, 8:42 am
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Anyone been? Any views?
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Is it even a real country?
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Don't mistakenly say they're from Ukraine. Violence ensues.
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Another move in the offing?
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Another move in the offing?
I hope not, but a job's come up that's offering a gazillion dollars...
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Pop into Jockeys (Paranormal Hotel), I am sure you will get a lot of info there!!! In fact whilst in the area lots of other venues to get local knowledge.
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a gazillion dollars...
Surely that's your answer?
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Surely that's your answer?
Fair point.
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Fair point.
You're a seasoned expat. You can sell your soul for money.
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You're a seasoned expat. You can sell your soul for money.
Well let's consider it delayed gratification, rather than soul selling. A year well rewarded in a tough place might be better than two somewhere else in more hospitable surroundings.
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Anyone been? Any views?
Are you going there to rescue Gulnara Karimova?
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Anyone been? Any views?
Yes, I've been, what would you like to know?
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Are you going there to rescue Gulnara Karimova?
I've not seen the detailed Job Spec, but seems unlikley.

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Yes, I've been, what would you like to know?
Although I don't know the exact location of the jobsite, generally is it civilised, safe, wet, interesting? Which other country would you consider it most like?
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I've not seen the detailed Job Spec, but seems unlikley.

Although I don't know the exact location of the jobsite, generally is it civilised, safe, wet, interesting? Which other country would you consider it most like?
civilised - fairly, Tashkent is pleasant enough

safe - yes, apart from some specific areas. Transition of power from Karimov, when it happens, could be messy

wet - yes, try Chelsea pub, fun place, several other good fun bars. Couple of quafflable local beers and plenty of vodka

interesting - great history (Samarkand, Khiva) some nice countryside, (ordinary) people very friendly, climate not unpleasant, outrageously corrupt, Iranian and Caucasian influenced food - Uzbekistan was Russia's garden so excellent fruit and vegetables

Which other country would you consider it most like? Rural southern Europe. Not really what you'd call fully civilized eg. roughly on a par with anywhere north of Watford, though you're less likely to tread in pavement pizzas on a Friday night so arguably more civilized

Seriously though, can put you in touch with a long term European resident who still has a house there if you get to considering it properly.
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civilised - fairly, Tashkent is pleasant enough

safe - yes, apart from some specific areas. Transition of power from Karimov, when it happens, could be messy

wet - yes, try Chelsea pub, fun place, several other good fun bars. Couple of quafflable local beers and plenty of vodka

interesting - great history (Samarkand, Khiva) some nice countryside, (ordinary) people very friendly, climate not unpleasant, outrageously corrupt, Iranian and Caucasian influenced food - Uzbekistan was Russia's garden so excellent fruit and vegetables

Which other country would you consider it most like? Rural southern Europe. Not really what you'd call fully civilized eg. roughly on a par with anywhere north of Watford, though you're less likely to tread in pavement pizzas on a Friday night so arguably more civilized

Seriously though, can put you in touch with a long term European resident who still has a house there if you get to considering it properly.
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