Moving to Beirut, Lebanon

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by DexterMorgan, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

    647
    Aug 6, 2008
    Well, I've finally decided to leave this shithole of a country (Bosnia) for something nicer. For some reason Lebanon always appealed to me, and now I've got a job offer there.

    I really like the fact that the country is religiously and ethnically mixed, has rich history, Mediterranean climate, and is IMHO the only true democracy in the Middle East. Oh, and they drink shitloads of coffee, just like me.

    Discuss...
     
  2. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Good for you.


    I've moved from one shithole country (Poland) to some better looking and smelling shithole country (England).
     
  3. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    Hope you don't get wasted next time Israel goes on a rampage.
     
  4. KQX

    KQX Vault Senior Citizen

    May 3, 2003
    Well first off best of luck to you and hopefully you find what you're looking for. In my experience it's always good to take a chance and try something completely new and relocating to a different country is definitely a big change. And if there's a career opportunity, even better. What's the job? Do you know anyone there? How are you going to go about living arrangements?

    I moved to Chicago from Belgrade 10 years ago. My parents have always planned for a U.S. university education for me but the war in '99 prompted me to move earlier, during high school. For the near future I'll definitely be staying here, but there's a good chance I'll have the opportunity to live and work somewhere in Asia, preferably Tokyo. Would I take it? Uh yes... in a heartbeat!

    Anyway, back to you. I agree with the whole diversity factor of Lebanon but I'm a little surprised that a Bosnian, who I assume lived there through the 90s, would be eager to go with the Middle East. How do you feel about the stability of the region? But then again, where's stable nowadays? Heh, we're heading for Road Warrior times, worldwide pretty soon it feels.
     
  5. lugaru

    lugaru Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    330
    Mar 9, 2009
    Best of luck. I made the easy move, Mexico to Boston.

    Still Lebanon should be nice, I've had a few friends from there and they where all open minded, intelligent and sensitive people. Also Lebanese food is amazing, so that should make the transition easier.
     
  6. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    :crazy:

    Lebanon might be slightly better than Bosnia in that only half of the people are trying to shoot you instead of all the people trying to shoot you - But I wouldn't call it 'nicer'...
     
  7. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Goodbye, DexterMorgan, we hardly knew ye.
     
  8. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

    647
    Aug 6, 2008
    I didn't say I was leaving the forum purgeru ;)
     
  9. KQX

    KQX Vault Senior Citizen

    May 3, 2003
    No no, our optimistic friend Ratty here is implying that your forum-ing days will soon be over... due to the highly likelihood that you will be exploded once you move. :D

    ....

    "dodji purgeru!"
     
  10. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Fair enough, though it's kinda hard to post at Internet forums from beyond the grave. :twisted:
     
  11. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Wuss. Why not act to improve your own country? Have you no sense of loyalty? I hate people like you.
     
  12. KQX

    KQX Vault Senior Citizen

    May 3, 2003
    Aaahahaha! Not too familiar with life in the Balkans are we?
     
  13. lugaru

    lugaru Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    330
    Mar 9, 2009
    My own main exposure to the Balkans was Bure Baruta (or Balkan Cafe) which was a movie I watched during a film festival. It gave me the impression that there is a lot of socially accepted violence, which is similar to the North of Mexico where I grew up.
     
  14. The Guardian

    The Guardian It Wandered In From the Wastes

    119
    Jan 17, 2008
    Could always move to the Americas, we're a land of immigrants y'know. Lebanon might be too much country to handle, especially when being ground under the tracks of Merkava tanks.

    See if you can get some nice pictures of StG.44s in action, Lebanon is the only nation in the world which still have these weapons in operational status.
     
  15. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

    647
    Aug 6, 2008
    The only place I'd live in USA is San Francisco, and I didn't look for a job there yet so... I'll take Lebanon for now. As for merkavas, they didn't do so hot the last time around, did they?

    Right, and when I'm done with that I'll invent perpetum mobile and faster than light travel. :roll:

    I'm sure my 1337 intrawebz skills will pass on to the next life so there. In the meantime, I promise to think of you all as I'm having delicious Lebanese food at a beachfront restaurant in the company of a dark-skinned beauty :P

    See one war, you've seen 'em all. I'm not terribly worried, but just in case I do get stuck over there if Israel attacks again, I'll make sure to stay away from bridges, airports, schools, power stations, apartment buildings and such, as these seem to be their preferred targets. UN posts also. Oh, and thanks for well-wishing. :)

    You said it man, you said it...
     
  16. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    I know people in Croatia and Serbia.
     
  17. The Guardian

    The Guardian It Wandered In From the Wastes

    119
    Jan 17, 2008
    Ahaha, you got me there. I've never been impressed with that series of vehicles anyways.

    By the way, are you by chance Muslim? Don't bother answering if you wish to remain anonymous.
     
  18. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

    647
    Aug 6, 2008
    I'm an agnostic, of mixed ethnicity. You might say I'm Bosnia in a person, because I'm a Serb/Croat/Bosniak mix (Orthodox/Catholic/Muslim). I don't declare myself a member of a particular nationality, other than Bosnian (not Bosniak), which isn't officialy recognized. Talk about irony, being unable to declare oneself a Bosnian and Herzegovinian, being born and living there. One more reason to leave.
     
  19. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    Cool. Got a few Lebanese friends.

    By "friends" I mean a chick from high school I haven't seen since 2002, and Twinkie, who isn't completely Lebanese nor likes me very much.

    In all seriousness, tho', sounds great.
     
  20. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Why not come to merry old England. Why, we have.... um... Public.

    Ok screw that, good luck in Lebanon.