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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by duffhessian1776 View Post
    soopadoopa!
    When were you at Tillman?
    I was there late 2011 - early 2012. Yeah, 9000+ feet elevation gets a bit nippy!!!
    I loved Tillman! Best kept secret in the country. Closed down Oct 2012. Most shuffled off to BAF. I was lucky to go to Sharana.
    i wasn't there when they broke ground, but i did help build several of the beehuts, so pretty freakin' early. didn't even have showers for months, just buckets and hescos. 2006? we actually just called it l'wharra (sp?) for most of the time i was there. wasn't until we were about to leave that they changed it to tillman. that was actually the best time i had in the army. it was the wild west, right outta recruitment commericials.

    when you gettin' home?

    topical - there are a buncha redheaded afghanis around there b/c of all the russians banging everything they could back in the 80s. it'd be like coming home for this ticker...
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    In 2011 it had not changed much. Still pretty wild west. Incoming every day at 1200 - 1215. Always tried to hit the mess. Never did.
    Funny you should say that - in Kunar we have a lot of gingers here. Kind of freaky in a way. Now I have a logical explanation.
    Hope to make it home in August for wife's birthday.
    Here are a couple of shots from my current location, just so you can remember what you are missing. ;)

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Beautiful country :/

    Stay safe. At least it's warming up...

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    yeah, I recently saw a nature film about Afganistan Lone Survivor (2013) - IMDb
    keep safe guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by soopad00pa View Post
    Beautiful country :/

    Stay safe. At least it's warming up...

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    lol took me todays to read this thread and what can I say but this is the essence of watch loving and as it already been near my local I will just wait and watch for now an enjoy ;)
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFromOz View Post
    This week I will take Vlad on a little tour of Canberra, Australia's capital, then it will be time for him to go to his next caretaker and destination...

    Cheers
    John
    Any updates from Vlad?

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    All,

    I'm going to ask to be taken off the list of hosts for Vlad please. I'll enjoy following his progress, but have quite a lot going on work-wise with travel etc so won't be able to give him decent hospitality at the moment.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Folks, please accept my apologies for the length of time between Vlad posts - I won't bore you with excuses but various factors have gotten in the way of me carrying out my duty. It is time for Vlad to go to a new caretaker - I'm not sure how that works so perhaps an Admin could PM me with the how-to? In the meantime please enjoy these (albeit Vlad-less) images of Canberra, Australia's capital:

    Parliament House



    The Australian War Memorial



    The National Library



    Telstra Tower and Lake Burley Griffin



    Parliament house during the balloon festival



    The national Arboretum



    Finally, some of the company Vlad has been keeping while in my care



    I can assure you that Vlad was at all the above locations during his stay with me but for one reason or another an image with the watch wasn't possible.

    Thanks for your patience and I look forward to guidance on moving Vlad along!

    Regards
    John
    Last edited by JohnFromOz; July 5th, 2014 at 10:26.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    JohnFromOZ,

    Only you can determine who gets Vlad next.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Has he been to Asia yet?

    I'm in Northern Thailand. Tracked EMS mail quite reliable.

    Cheers,
    Han.

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