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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 23rd 2015, 6:02 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,177
Posted By benzonar

Re: King of KSA dead but you would never know in Dubai

They've announced a 3 day mourning period in the UAE starting today. Will it be dry?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 9th 2014, 7:57 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By benzonar

Re: Sri Lanka

I did it a few years ago. I avoided the beaches and headed inland.

The Heritance Hotel at Kandalama is a great place and from here you can get to Dambulla Cave temple and the Sigirya fortress.
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 18th 2013, 12:48 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,746
Posted By benzonar

Re: Christmas Plans?

I'm off to Nepal for 12 days next Tuesday, fancied doing something a bit different.
Xmas day in Kathmandu then off on tiger safari for a few days followed by hiking up a mountain or two.
Forum: Middle East
May 27th 2013, 11:01 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,779
Posted By benzonar

Re: 23 year old moving to Abu Dhabi

Aim to try and live near Raha Beach. There are bars on Yas Island and the Marina has a few new interesting openings soon including Iris (Beirut), Diablito, Cafe D'Alsace and also a new super cub will...
Forum: Middle East
May 26th 2013, 7:06 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By benzonar

Tecom visa

Right looking for a bit of advice. A friend was just made redundant from a Tecom based company a week before their probation period was up (as we're a few others). This seems to be the modus operandi...
Forum: Middle East
May 21st 2013, 8:51 am
Replies: 4
Views: 6,864
Posted By benzonar

Re: Abu Dhabi Gastroenterologist (stomach doctor)

I used this guy at Al Noor

http://www.alnoorhospital.com/GastroenterologyListAirport.aspx

Dr Esko Kalevi Janatuinen from Finland

He looks like the baddie Nazi guy from Indiana Jones Raiders...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 8th 2013, 10:53 am
Replies: 17
Views: 15,515
Posted By benzonar

Re: Dubai to Fujairah by car - best route?

I follow the red and blue route above.

From the Marina to the Miramar in Al Aqah it takes me 1h 45mins door to door. If its early morning on a weekend I head up Emirates road until junction 119...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 10th 2012, 2:53 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
Posted By benzonar

Re: Wonky Gob Ferdinand

Photographic evidence that some one here is a Bertie Magoo [email protected] of the highest order
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 14th 2012, 7:54 am
Replies: 176
Views: 11,316
Posted By benzonar

Re: Stone Roses in Dubai, 21 Feb 2013

Snagged a pair myself about 20 minutes ago.

Heard about this one 6 months ago but was always dubious it might happen. So glad it is though. Now where did I put my flares ad hoodie?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 23rd 2012, 5:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By benzonar

Re: One of the GREAT interviews...........

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/oct/23/conrad-black-adam-boulton

Try that and the added bonus of the Paxman interview as well
Forum: Middle East
Sep 30th 2012, 3:52 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,584
Posted By benzonar

Re: Muscle cars - what a disappoinment

Have a look at the Camaro ZL1 - 6.2 litre supercharged
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 30th 2012, 3:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By benzonar

Re: Holiday in Tanzania

It's Tan-ZAR-nia - according to my Tanzanian friend.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 27th 2012, 5:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By benzonar

Re: Holiday in Tanzania

I did Zanzibar last November - and loved it. Nov is one of the few months you can dive. Stayed in a great place called Red Monkey Lodge - quite basic but you are smack bang in the middle of a coastal...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 9th 2012, 5:34 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,392
Posted By benzonar

Re: What are your interests & hobbies?

Diving, hiking, biking and ****ing....but not necessarily in that order
Forum: Middle East
Jan 4th 2012, 4:17 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,919
Posted By benzonar

Re: Iran 2012

These were not radical idiots, this was a regular occurrence from the new peace loving generation. Some of the worst offenders were the 14 to 18 yr old school children. Apparently they were allowed...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 3rd 2012, 7:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,563
Posted By benzonar

Re: awww a nice pussy cat story :-)

From the photo I can't tell who would be more surprised at the cat turning up, its owners or the cat itself :)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 3rd 2012, 7:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By benzonar

Re: Yas Island Show weekends

You just contact the hotels on Yas, if they have the details they will tell you. But often they don't get the information until Flash has released tickets to the general public.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2012, 7:16 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,919
Posted By benzonar

Re: Iran 2012

As for Iran, I'm pretty convinced something will kick off this year - the Iranians only today warned the US not to send its Carrier group back into the Gulf after they left to observe the display of...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2012, 7:11 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,919
Posted By benzonar

Re: Iran 2012

I remember the "peaceful" Germans during the first Gulf War. Whilst the German based UK troops were doing their jobs in The Gulf as sanctioned by our elected Government - the friendly German public...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2012, 6:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,857
Posted By benzonar

Re: khasab border question

I see this is obviously a sore point for you....however it is somewhat irrelevant for my original question and added little (read nothing) to assisting me.

Thanks for your sterling effort anyway :)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 3rd 2012, 10:57 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,142
Posted By benzonar

Re: Anyone else going to see Coldplay...

Actually had a bit of an altercation over just this issue. Some prick insisted on putting his fat arsed girlfriend on his shoulders in front of my group. Hence I went and stood directly in front of...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2012, 8:12 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,857
Posted By benzonar

Re: khasab border question

What exact date did that happen?
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2012, 6:09 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,857
Posted By benzonar

Re: khasab border question

Don't think so as not really sure what ADAC is
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2012, 4:25 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,857
Posted By benzonar

Re: khasab border question

The owner of the car is hiking from RAK so will not be crossing the border with me, there lies the issue
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2012, 1:27 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,857
Posted By benzonar

khasab border question

I have some friends planning to do the Stairway to heaven hike soon, climb up one day and return the next.

I've offered to help transport camping equipment up to the top via the road on the Omani...
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