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I am back...again...sort of...kind of

Postby JohnnyFishfinger » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:54 pm

What have I missed in the past 6-7 years?

I see nowonmai and flippers are out? Penta still around?

How has everyone been?
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Postby rickshaw92 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:55 pm

What's up Johnny? Hope all is well. There was a bit of a purge here at Black Flagastan with the end result being this place going to shit. Many old-timers still drift in and out from time to time. Of all the bannings only mach seems to be allowed back as kinderdgi. He has 30+ pages of gobbledygook on some guy named Seth.
Im reallly fuclimg pissed but fespite that I can still hit a tarfet at 1000m plus. mayVRVe bnot tonight but it qint beyond the wit if man. Nowhammy.
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Postby ROB » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 am

Gold nuggets in that seth thread.

A metric ton of shit too.
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Postby JohnnyFishfinger » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:52 am

HA! Thank you. I’ll read and try and catch up
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Postby ROB » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:47 am

By my count:

Q
Jefe
Penta
Nowonmai
Flipflop

Coincidentally, probably 5 of the top 10 most travelled on the forum.
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Postby JohnnyFishfinger » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:06 pm

they were top posters as well.

Does any one still do danger travel anywhere? I prefer Provence these days.
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Postby ROB » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:55 am

I try to avoid it.

It's dangerous, you know?

And it's staggering how few of those places offer canapes on arrival.
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Postby rickshaw92 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:16 am

. And it's staggering how few of those places offer canapes on arrival.
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Yeah but beer anf fags are cheap and you can smoke anywhere!
Im reallly fuclimg pissed but fespite that I can still hit a tarfet at 1000m plus. mayVRVe bnot tonight but it qint beyond the wit if man. Nowhammy.
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Postby El Pelon » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:39 am

I'm hoping that the social media psychosis will finally become tiresome for the masses and an exodus will bring the forums back to life. I know full well that's not going to happen, but I still hope for such a thing.

We're still hopping around a bit, but it hasn't been overly dangerous in the past couple of years.
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Postby Kurt » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:48 am

Hey Johnny,

I am going to Nigeria and Egypt this year but Nigeria is gonna just be family visits....Hoping to go to meet some Yahoo Yahoo boys though but other than that it seems just RYP, El Pelon and Ozmandyus actually travel to DPs these days.
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Postby ReptilianKittenEater » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:31 am

I went to Elbrus in the Caucasus this summer and despite dire travel warnings did not feel like a DP, but I guess a bomb could go off anytime. Main thing that would get you into trouble is wandering to close to the Georgian Border. Other than that the place is packed with Russian families vacationing.

Moscow is as safe as any other big European city, perhaps safer.
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Postby Ozymandias » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:39 am

Kurt wrote:Hey Johnny,

I am going to Nigeria and Egypt this year but Nigeria is gonna just be family visits....Hoping to go to meet some Yahoo Yahoo boys though but other than that it seems just RYP, El Pelon and Ozmandyus actually travel to DPs these days.


High praise indeed Kurt! Since nearly getting myself killed kayaking Angola's Kwanza River in mid-2016 things have been pretty quiet at my end. Mainly focused on upcoming writing projects. Although I have now moved out to Tunisia which always has the potential to turn into a DP given the neighbourhood...

Upcoming vaguely DP plans include: road tripping it to Algeria in early 2020, southern Tunisia in 2020, Tripoli at some point and checking out the insurgency in northern Mozambique. Also just had a conference call about kayaking Madagascar's longest river (The Mangoky) source to sea in April-May 2020, but that's highly dependent on the banditry situation by the source. Don't want to go upsetting those Dahalo! http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20170709-international-media-madagascar
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Postby Chimborazo » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi Johnny. No DP travel for me, unless you count commuting from Bahrain to Saudi Arabia almost every day. Well, it is dangerous, but not the exciting kind. Basically, once I drive through passport control and customs, I have a significantly higher chance of getting killed while listening to NPR podcasts and drinking Dunkin Donuts coffee than I do in the US.
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Postby ROB » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:15 pm

Jeesh, you people really need to study the canape situation before you do anything rash.
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Postby 2 Charlie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:36 pm

Welcome back JFF, I still do some Danger travel, but mostly ’geriatric class’ as my body tells when the weather, altitude and tides are changing. Now if only I could harness these new found powers for understanding the vibes from women...
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