|This has been an informative and interesting thread, I'm dying to know how the trip goes and if Mad Les does take the plunge; it's better than Coronation Street. Keep up the good work Grahame (weird way to spell it) and Mad Les.
Graeme (proper way to spell it )
Hmmpffff ~ That's the Scots way mon & I ain't no Scot!! I can't even say 'Och aye the noo' or 'it's a broad, bricht moonlicht nicht the nooo'.
Being 'Casi Dominican' now (where there is never any blame on the guilty party) all I can say is "I can't help the way my parents formulated it onto the Birth Certificate"!!
No criticism meant, just a thought for consideration. Things have been so quiet on here & using a few other notice forums, I had go used to THEIR
way of doing things & forgotten the system here!!
Now then Les
- some thoughts for you.
Any chance of you bringing your Fireman's badge/cerification or something with you? We could make a detour one day to the local fire-station & you could meet each other (whilst the 'GIRLS' are out shopping for us!!). If you could bring a few photos, maybe a 10 x 8 or or larger of the front of your station & the guys there out front, we could get that framed out here & 'PRESENT' it to the local station. The thought is - it won't cost many pennies but BOY, would it leave an impression? You would certainly be remembered if you decide you DO want to come live here permanently & it would demonstrate to the locals that you have friends in the fire service ......... worth thousands of pesos in goodwill!!
It will certainly take you off the "Cheepy Cheepy Tourist" list!!
Thanks for getting the 'goodies' as per e-mail - Greatly appreciated.
Hiring a car here will set you back about US $50 per day (depending on size) plus petrol. Petrol is still cheaper than UK but it mounts up when you are not looking!! If you are just looking for going point 'A' to point 'B' & back rather than doing little side trips not yet thought about, maybe we could get a local taxi guy for about the same price!
We'll talk more once you are here & in the hotel!! ~ Grahame.