Where are you guys when you're not here?

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Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Kerouac » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:12 am

This forum is slow. Where are you all hanging out around the web when you're not here?

Looking for forums, groups, etc of adventurers / people traveling in third world countries / leading a life down the road less traveled.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby RYP » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:28 pm

I am on Twitter. Been to the wars and back a few times and working on fun stuff. Almost got killed in Tripoli this summer but I ended up with a cinematic ending. Cool Guys Always Walk Away From Explosions...unless they drop a mortar right on you. I try to check in here but nobody is going to Iran or Libya or Syria yet.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Kurt » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:43 pm

Travel takes up less and less time with me now (even though I just got back from Nigeria and Egypt that is the exception rather than the rule). Most of my time is spent reading or cooking for my wife.

So that's where I am now. If I had a cool slack-off type job in front of the computer I would be here more often.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Ozymandias » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:15 pm

RYP wrote:I am on Twitter. Been to the wars and back a few times and working on fun stuff. Almost got killed in Tripoli this summer but I ended up with a cinematic ending. Cool Guys Always Walk Away From Explosions...unless they drop a mortar right on you. I try to check in here but nobody is going to Iran or Libya or Syria yet.


I'm hoping to hit up Libya later this year, along with Algeria. Will be spending most of the year running around Tunisia writing a new travel guide to the country.

I am also spending a lot of time of Twitter. Great for business and an interesting source of instant news (and fake news!) Other than that my main go-to travel sites are Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree forums, AdvRider.com, ExpeditionPortal and increasingly Reddit.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby El Pelon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:49 pm

I don't think anyplace on the web has the flair, and the characters, we once had here when it comes to travel to the interesting places. These days it seems people just want pics for instagram or facebook. It's harder and harder to find the travelers grouped together discussing adventure.

Burma's coming up again for me. Of course that's not really news anymore.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Devlin » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:46 pm

I bounced to AR15.com but much rather be here.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Ozymandias » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:13 am

Time for a bit of shameless self-promotion on the Flag:

My new project for 2020 is writing the Bradt Travel Guide to Tunisia (1st Edition). That's gonna involve a whole heap of driving around the country and exploring. Thought I'd film the process and share it with the world, perhaps give people a more realistic (and less romanticized view) of what travel writing is actually like! So when not on here I will mainly be keeping myself busy on my new YouTube channel Scafidi Travels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMR50MCkvB-Kj1XjNoMrneA

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Please check it out. I'll try and upload some new content every week this year and show you how a travel guide gets written! Will also be uploading other random stuff from my travels (like a recent 3000km road trip across Namibia). Not exact a DP but still exciting.

Also, before anyone asks, yes I am going to check out the WHOLE of Tunisia, including the exciting bits:

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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby babihutan » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:04 pm

El Pelon:
These days it seems people just want pics for instagram or facebook.


Indeed!
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Ozymandias » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:04 pm

babihutan wrote:El Pelon:
These days it seems people just want pics for instagram or facebook.


Indeed!


Agreed. But only because I'm bitter that Instagram won't let me join!
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby ROB » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:57 am

I frequent adult diaper forums as a replacement for this place.

Slightly less creepy crowd there.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby michelle in alaska » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:58 am

RYP wrote:I try to check in here but nobody is going to Iran or Libya or Syria yet.

Libya or Syria?
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby rickshaw92 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:07 pm

Im in a shithole called Thetford.
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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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Farmdog » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:20 am

So about Syria. I was working that problem set from theater but dropped off the flag because of some concerns. I had a long tour and got to have some once in a lifetime professional opportunities. February 7, 2018 was a hell of a night. Many, many miles that year.
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby Ozymandias » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:13 am

Farmdog wrote:So about Syria. I was working that problem set from theater but dropped off the flag because of some concerns. I had a long tour and got to have some once in a lifetime professional opportunities. February 7, 2018 was a hell of a night. Many, many miles that year.


Are you talking about the Battle of Khasham here? Tell us more!
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Re: Where are you guys when you're not here?

Postby RYP » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:42 am

good to see you Farmdog.
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