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BEWARE ILBC MANDALAY!!!! Stay away!
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you get used to it Vientienne is rather nice. It's a lazy town with Tuk Tuks that charge crazy prices (I usually ignore them and walk away), although having the best beer is not the only good thing about the place. The restaurants there are the best I have ever seen in the region and cheap too.
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laos is boring...but great for cycling! Sabai Dee Lao! Very Happy
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bluetortilla



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed why stay in boring Laos when you can stay in the cryptic and spine-tingling Mandalay ILBC house!
Ah, to think of wasting all that time on lonely nights on the banks of the swooshing eternal Mekong when I could be marauding with the other rioters on the gritty streets of Mandalay. For a danger-loving guy like me the choice should be obvious!

--Lao Ding
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess speaking Lao at ILBC' Big Brothers House in Mandalay might become handy...to alleviate the boredom!!! Laughing
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Prof.Gringo



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
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Location: Dang Cong San Viet Nam Quang Vinh Muon Nam!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EFL Educator wrote:
I guess speaking Lao at ILBC' Big Brothers House in Mandalay might become handy...to alleviate the boredom!!! Laughing


Or you can try counting flowers on the wall, playing solitaire to dawn with a pack of fifty-one Laughing

Welcome to the Big Brother House!

Twisted Evil
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard Big Brother is now speaking Lao....must be a very, very, and VERY BORING place! Laughing Laughing
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bentanddisfunctional



Joined: 19 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoying Mandalay?????
I'm glad I'm out of Myanmar- it is at boiling point again.
It's just a made up country with shocking sectarian and religious divides.

The Bamar kids are indocrinated into a racial/religious hatred-sad.....

and all the ILBC stories are true..you'lll find out

enjoy
Bent

YANGON, Myanmar — Authorities in Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay have lifted a curfew imposed after attacks on minority Muslims left two people dead and injured 14 others.

The rioting in early July was triggered by rumors that two Muslim men had raped a Buddhist woman. Mobs torched homes and shops, prompting authorities on July 3 to impose an overnight curfew in seven townships. The Home Ministry later said a man had falsely accused the two men of raping a woman due to a grudge against them.

An order carried in state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Tuesday said calm had been largely restored, allowing for its lifting.

Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation, has been grappling since 2012 with sectarian violence that has left up to 300 people, most of them Muslims attacked by Buddhist extremists in the western Rakhine state.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/12/3614302/myanmar-lifts-curfew-in-violence.html#storylink=c
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myanmar is now a fine example of what happens when people abuse their own new found freedom...and violence takes over the mindset. On the other hand, BIG BROTHER is still watching over you TEFLers at his Mandalay Estate...and your every move ...but is now speaking Urdu not LAO!!! Shocked
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conwaypk



Joined: 18 Aug 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wellp, won't be choosing the Mandalay job then...Glad I checked out this thread. Doctors are everywhere... Shocked

Kinda makes one grateful for their Chinese job now. But not grateful enough to stay put. haha
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