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Posted: 10/28/2001 7:49:46 PM EDT
BVI, the island of Tortola and then to Barbados. Upgrading the front end on some Nortel DMS switching systems. Company is paying all the expenses and then some, plus a damn good salary. It's awful, I tell ya. Seriously, anyone got any suggestions of some good places to go during leisure time and things to do for an old white guy. Unfortunately, I don't believe that I can have any of my weaponry with me, given that BVI is still controlled by the British gubmint.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 7:56:44 PM EDT
Poor baby!
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 7:58:04 PM EDT
Larry... Need a subcontractor to assist on this one...? Let me know ... Ted...
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 8:01:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By phonegunner: Larry... Need a subcontractor to assist on this one...? Let me know ... Ted...
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Heck, I can't even get a couple of former Nortel guys I know in on this. They called me and said they only need one guy and I am forced to be it. Oh, woe is me.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 8:01:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2001 7:56:04 PM EDT by AcidGambit]
I would seriously take up diving... I dive and would like to have an all expenses paid trip to the BVI. Diving is one of those awsome things in life, relaxing, calming, beauty of the sea, wrecks, try it out while your there.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 8:02:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AcidGambit: I would seriously take up diving... I dive and would like to have an all expenses paid trip to the BVI. Diving is one of those awsome things in live, relaxing, calming, beauty of the sea, wrecks, try it out while your there.
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Sounds like a hell of an idea.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 8:04:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By AcidGambit: I would seriously take up diving... I dive and would like to have an all expenses paid trip to the BVI. Diving is one of those awsome things in live, relaxing, calming, beauty of the sea, wrecks, try it out while your there.
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Sounds like a hell of an idea.
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Well, I wouldn't mislead you... You could also hook up with some island "momma," drink funny island drinks and screw on the beach.... There are just all sort of options here.... and it ain't forever.
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 3:19:36 AM EDT
Economy is slow, winter is coming and you are "forced to go to the Caribean"?....Life is so unfair. Enjoy it! [:)]
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 3:49:13 AM EDT
Aaah, we be limin', mon...
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 5:35:13 AM EDT
LARRYG, allow me to take this opportunity to tell you that you SUCK! Nortel sends me to exotic places like Stockton, CA and Cherry Hill, NJ, and you have to go to the Caribbean? [>Q] [devil] [b]YOU POOR BASTARD![/b] [devil] I hope you survive the horrors of having to spend the winter in Barbados, you hump. [}:D]
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 5:42:33 AM EDT
[url]www.britishvirginislands.com[/url] I spent a week down there (BVI) on a 44' sailboat back in 96. Traveling from the USVI to the BVI was night and day. In the USVI we had to lock everything up, but in the BVI we didn't. Make sure you go visit Virgin Gorda and see the BATHS. Discovery bay (in a lot of sailboat pics when the sailboat is beached) is right near there if I remember. Get some PUSSERS RUM in Road Town [:D] Go to Norman Island and take a raft into the pirates cave. sniff sniff (smells like sulfur) I've never scuba dived, but I did alot of snorkling. Dive on the needles, I did some snorkling there. Tons of fish are all around you. Its great. Enjoy!
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 6:52:49 AM EDT
Some folks have good lives... Some folks don't... No doubt which category I am in...[IMG]http://www.theunholytrinity.org/cracks_smileys/contrib/aahmed/sad.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:13:32 PM EDT
Well, here I am in Barbados. Plans changed. I am here for two weeks then on to BVI. Already hooked up with a British lady and just got here last night. Guy offered me some ganja almost before I got off the plane. I am being a good boy and declined. Life is hell [:D] Have to limit my internet time because am sharing with a guy who is already here and doesn't want me to hog it all. Will get my own when I get to BVI. Will post pictures when I have some free time during daylight hours to take them. See y'all.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:38:24 PM EDT
I can relate. I had to live in the USVI ( ST. Croix) for 5 years. Going back here in 2 weeks to locate more "work". Learn to Scuba dive while you are there or at least take an intro class. That will get you in the water in 1 day and let you see if you like it. The BVI are self governed now IIRC. I would also suggest a trip to St. Croix. Very untourist. Not many get that way. I will be "on island" from 11-17 to 11-26. As far as safty, you will be good in the BVI. IfI where to go to the USVI, I would be armed. Take a knife everywhere. If you whant anymore info e-mail me. R35
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 5:04:22 PM EDT
Oh poor baby, you have to spend winter in the Caribbean. Where I used to work they would send us to beautiful, exotic places right after they became total shitholes. Embassy duty was ok though. "Do what you will, just don't bitch about a payed 3 month vacation."
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 1:35:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG: Will post pictures when I have some free time during daylight hours to take them. See y'all.
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Can we just avoid the rush, and starting hating you now?[IMG]http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s/contrib/aahmed/biggrin.gif[/IMG] Seriously, take lots of pics and have a great time.
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 6:22:26 PM EDT
Here are a couple of quick photos taken from a moving car. One thing about working in a place like this is that you see areas that the tourists don't. Lots of poor people here. I have heard that the beach here in front of the hotel is tops optional. Maybe some good pictures this weekend. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/006/4o/42/P4/QI62728.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/021/pq/95/Vb/QF54601.jpg[/img] this is one of their wider streets [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/009/ZO/jE/pZ/XS44203.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 6:31:45 PM EDT
Son of a beehive! You get to go to the BVI and get paid for doing it? And then some guy offers you some ganja almost before you get off the plane, which you refuse! How friggin rude! Eric The(FolksLikeYouAreTheReasonForeignersTalkAbo­utTheUglyAmericans)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:07:30 AM EDT
Ahh, breakfast at the beach bar at 0730 Barbados time (0630 EST) [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/021/KN/eZ/6G/w990912.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/006/kQ/DK/ru/wi91119.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/010/li/GE/rZ/ww15983.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/016/Sn/cJ/P4/wz65887.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:32:08 AM EDT
went to tortola for a day from a cruise ship- I personally did not care for it much-but we did not have much time to see the island-just some shithole hotel on the far side that charged 5 bucks for a lemonade that tasted like dogshit. I would recomment the pussers rum- some place had it over by the dock-got a dring in a cool tourisy coffee mug.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:29:20 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:33:23 AM EDT
Lucky you, I only get sent to NY and Boston all of the time. I need a job like yours!
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:40:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2001 9:41:36 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Sunset Friday evening on Barbados. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/007/BR/O6/L6/IA32547.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/023/gE/SV/ZK/IB66281.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/005/Zn/Af/F0/IC59150.jpg[/img][:D]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:56:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG: BVI, the island of Tortola and then to Barbados. Upgrading the front end on some Nortel DMS switching systems. Company is paying all the expenses and then some, plus a damn good salary. It's awful, I tell ya. Seriously, anyone got any suggestions of some good places to go during leisure time and things to do for an old white guy. Unfortunately, I don't believe that I can have any of my weaponry with me, given that BVI is still controlled by the British gubmint.
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I feel you bro[:D] Onr time I got in do a res.25 install on a op. 11c in Key west but I think you have the better deal.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 3:54:09 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 5:54:47 AM EDT
LARRYG, you are an overpriviledged a**hole. Having said that, enjoy it enough for all of us, and keep the pics coming. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:13:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:45:27 AM EDT
Big Bear, I have some topless shots from Barbados, where I still am, but I bet if I post them, Goatboy or some other mod will lock this thread. Mind you, these are women lying there topless in public and any kid walking by will see them, but they would be deemed inappropriate here. Won't make it to BVI until next weekend. Here are some pics from this morning, some as I was having breakfast. Someone explain this to me. Three German girls sunbathing topless, I walk up and ask if it is okay to take a pic. They made no attempt to cover up all their splendor, but adamantly said no pictures. Whassup wid dat???? [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/010/gr/lk/oV/SV22793.jpg[/img] Remove the damn lid! I want some sugar [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/023/gE/SV/ZK/Te50485.jpg[/img] That's better. Thank you! [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/006/xT/OM/sC/Tj66788.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/022/iK/ue/TZ/Tm82533.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/022/eE/pO/II/Te73579.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 2:38:27 PM EDT
This afternoon on the beach [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/011/fB/Wx/wJ/2440325.jpg[/img] At sunset this evening [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/007/bJ/CI/gm/2p40719.jpg[/img]
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