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Old 1 June 2017, 19:52
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Originally Posted by mdwest View Post
If the airlines loose a bag.. the only place in all of Dar I could find clothes that would even remotely fit a normal to large sized American was an old Woolworths store in the City Center (a couple of blocks from the Kempinski hotel).
Reminds me of trying to buy shoes in Thailand and the Philippines. They more or less openly laughed at me. There are definitely some Filipinos well over six feet, wonder what they do for shoes.
"The real problem was being able to stick it out, to sit in an office under the orders of a wee man in a dark gray suit and look out of the window and recall the bush country, the waving palms, the smell of sweat and cordite, the grunts of the men hauling jeeps over the river crossings, the copper-tasting fears just before the attack, and the wild, cruel joy of being alive afterward. To remember, and then go back to the ledgers and the commuter train, that was impossible. He knew he would eat his heart out if it ever came to that."

- "The Dogs of War" by Frederick Forsyth
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