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Old 02-16-2009, 04:28 PM   #31
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OK, hopefully it is not going to change again (I don't think it will thankfully), but I just got word that I AM going. It does not look like there will be much, if any, time to explore as I think we are working every day, but maybe I can go out at night if it is safe and see things then.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:38 PM   #32
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:48 PM   #33
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Thanks Ella. I am very excited. I have always wanted to go. I am just sorry my family can not come with me this time. Maybe for my daughters Bat Mitzvah we will go as a family.
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Yay for you!! I hope you get your camera lense fixed before you go so you can take some awesome pictures.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:52 PM   #35
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Well the lens won't be fixed in time, but maybe I can borrow my FIL's lens. Even if I can't, I can still work the lens enough so that I can get some shots. Outside shots are easier than inside shots with the problem I am having so that plays to my advantage.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:00 PM   #36
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That's great news, GB!! Hope like everyone else you can see a bit of the city.........maybe at your lunch break (if you get one) and as you say for dinner.......be sure that passport is in total order.......we saw tourists being detained in Israel and not allowed back into Egypt because of it............take photocopies of your passport as well in case, horror of horrors you lose it..........keep your case attached to you at all times....but you probably already know all of this.........sorry if I'm sounding like a Mamma Bear:):)
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:31 PM   #37
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HOLY COW!! I haven't been on in so long and I didn't read this whole thread but just had to say WOOHOO!!! Make sure you take LOTS of pictures GB.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:16 PM   #38
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just going will be an adventure..It would be nice if you were able to take your family. But, knowing you and how much you love them, you will make sure they all get a chance to go one day. you will be working, but just maybe you will get a few moments to explore and if so...I wish you the wonders of a life time..BE SAFE my friend

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I was supposed to go a few years ago when I started with my current company, but for various reasons they decided to postpone my trip. Well my time has finally come and I will be going next month. I am both excited and nervous, but way more excited than anything. I just hope they have built in a little free time so I can see the country.

GB's, man, I thought you had been and gone so I thought this was an old bump...

I am stoked for you, I hope also that some time is allocated for touring! Take lots of pics, I look forward to hearing of your adventure!

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Well the lens won't be fixed in time, but maybe I can borrow my FIL's lens. Even if I can't, I can still work the lens enough so that I can get some shots. Outside shots are easier than inside shots with the problem I am having so that plays to my advantage.

PM me your details, I have some glass that I don't use and would be happy to send it to you.
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Well, I'm sorry you aren't going to be able to have the lense fixed in time. I would love to see some great landscape/scenery shots, hope you can take some.
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