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Mr Gandosaur last won the day on April 18 2016

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  1. Back to Costa Del Dundee for my summer holidays in 3 weeks. Osaka in November and north east China in December - hoping to catch the Harbin ice festival.
  2. Some of the travel vlogs are quite good. I particularly enjoy Serpentza and his insights into life in China. Vlogging though does tend to attract a lot of utter fannies and some of the videos are insufferable. Remember watching one of Hong Kong by 2 American backpacker types. They were a pair of clueless tits who had been here for the whole of about 2 days and were giving "tips" and "advice" the majority of which was absolute nonsense and false.
  3. I have never had any problems in Thailand or Cambodia. The food in Cambodia was amazing and it costs pennies. Friendly people too. It pisses all over Thailand for me. Was in a pub in Siem Reap one night paying what worked out at 53p a pint. Amazing country. Taiwan is one of my favourite places for street food. The spicy beef noodles are something else.
  4. Both amazing countries but Japan > Korea. They are quite similar in a lot of ways.
  5. Seoul is quality. I enjoyed it almost (almost) every bit as Tokyo. Only shite thing about Seoul is the amount of American soldiers who are generally bellends but they are mostly in Itaewon. Myeongdong is a cool area with a lot going on although it's more shops and restaurants than bars if that's what you are after. In Japan Osaka is a cracking city and the food is tremendous. If you have limited time I would visit Kyoto on a day trip from Osaka, maybe stay 1 night at a push. Nice city but very quiet compared to Tokyo and Osaka. Lots of temples and traditional architecture which is nice. I have been up to Hakone and down to Kobe too but tbh thought Kobe was a bit shit. Tokyo is just like a little mini planet of it's own. Back in November, can't wait.
  6. Yeah after looking at it more closely the take off from Edinburgh is actually 6.30. The late Glasgow flight still works out better for me. It's a 1 hr 45 min connection where as Edinburgh would leave me in Dubai for 4.5 hours both ways.
  7. It's roughly the the same as the Glasgow flights but they are pricey too. Emirates flights to Manchester/Birmingham tend to be cheaper but I can't be bothered with 2 changes. I've never flown Qatar as I have quite a lot of air miles with Emirates but have heard good things about them. Already booked up for July but might look at them for my Christmas flights.
  8. Emirates starting a daily direct Edinburgh to Dubai flight. Good news for me as it's easier than Glasgow. 8.15pm take off ideal too as means I can still catch my preferred connection to HK.
  9. £15 is a bit steep. It's only about 7/8 quid with Emirates.
  10. I was in Bangkok a couple of weeks ago for the first time in 4 years. Cant believe how much it has changed. It's clear the Thai government are trying to clean up their image. Their used to be a cracking, Soi 11 off Sukhimvit road which had many great boozers - most of which have been bulldozed for a new housing development. Average pint price is about 120-130 baht a beer now in Bangkok - over £3. Couldn't believe how much the prices have rocketed. All the boozers are closed at 2am on the dot now too - it used to be an all nighter with everyone open until any hour. Lots of police patrolling the streets now too - the little pop up street bars used to be a great laugh in the early hours but they are all gone. Having said that I love Bangkok. It's a great city - absolutely mental and always lots going on. 3/4 days is plenty though. Back over to Thailand on Friday for a lads weekend in Pattaya - always an "experience"
  11. This. Haber, while shite and not the long term answer, is far better than Moussa IMO
  12. Paul Hartley Hampden bound Good luck with that. His cup record was atrocious at Dens. We were knocked out 4 cup competitions in a row from lower league sides before he was sacked - defeats to East Fife, Peterhead, league 1 Dunfermline, bottom of the championship St Mirren and a shite Rangers side who utterly pumped us and we also had a 0-0 slog at Dumbarton which we eventually won in the replay.
  13. My thought's on Bain are he is a slightly above average keeper for Scottish Premiership level who had gone stale in a poor team behind a defence that was continually unsettled and consistently shite. He has pulled off some of the best saves I have ever seen from a Dundee keeper and when he first come on the scene he was pretty decent in all areas. He lost a bit of confidence and seemed to get in a rut he couldn't get out of and he gradually become more error prone. I don't think he is a bad keeper though and reckon a change of scenery could see him recapture his early promise at Dens. I think the departure of his good pals Thomson, Stewart and Hemmings didn't help either. It's common knowledge he was quite close to all of these boys. As for his attitude I am unsure on that one. He did give the fans a bit of jib but I heard some of the abuse he used to take first hand and don't really blame him for some of his reactions. Us Dundee fans have a bit of a habit of trying to rewrite history when our relationship with a player or manager changes. It comes to the point where folk forget about the positives and claim the player has always been shite when it isn't the case. He is happy at Hibs, we are happy with Parish and whats done is done. Time for all parties to move on.
  14. Willing to make any charity bet we finish above Hamilton for the 7th season running.
  15. Back to Scotland next month for 2 weeks during Chinese New Year. Off to Thailand in March with my mate from Scotland then he's coming here to HK for a week then back to Thailand for a lads weekend at the end of April. Got a long weekend in June so may head down to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore then got 2 weeks in July with nothing planned as of yet but may go to Vietnam and/or Cambodia as it's close enough and cheap enough from here.
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