TomsHHR Middle East Adventure

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by TomsHHR, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. TomsHHR

    TomsHHR New Member

    My Job takes me all over the world, Was just in Saudi Arabia
    125 Ft above Saudi Electric
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    Got Camel
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    Turn what direction?
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    Flying in through Iraq, Stay Safe Troops.
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    Made it home Nov 14th
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  2. S/C TrailBlazer

    S/C TrailBlazer New Member

    Woah, WTH? A Tahoe in the middle east? :lol: Awsome! Wow, Was it awsome?
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Good times Tom, that's way too much traveling for me! Nothing like being a globe trotter though I guess.
  4. dwill3015

    dwill3015 New Member

    Stay safe Tom.
  5. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab New Member

    there very common over there :money:
  6. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member

    Nice to be able to travel, but hope you make it home for the Holidays!
  7. TomsHHR

    TomsHHR New Member

    Lots of chevys over there, Fords and lots of others, our driver has a Lumina, different styling.

    The Drivers there could put some of the Nascar fellas to shame. Normal driving NOT. we sometimes hit 170 KPH (105 mph) normal driving was around 120 KPH. mostly 160 KPH (100 Mph).

    They drive sometimes 7 cars wide in 3 lanes through intersections, and Left turn from the right side of the road is perfected.. Yep its an adventure.
  8. Springthing

    Springthing New Member

    Spent a number of years in Saudi a looooong time ago. Hope you enjoyed your visit!
  9. Springthing

    Springthing New Member


    AND... if it's the same as it used to be... if you get in an accident, your fault or not, you are liable seeing as you were there. The logic behind it is that if you wouldn't have been there there would not have been an accident.
  10. tlperry68

    tlperry68 New Member

    Yeah but I bet fuel is cheap.
  11. TomsHHR

    TomsHHR New Member

    I never mentioned we encouraged him to drive that fast... I wanted to get out and walk more than once.. Lets not turn this around to be my fault. we told him enough to Slowwwwwwwwwwwwww down.
    This was a very wrong thing to do with 5 people in a car.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  12. Springthing

    Springthing New Member

    Oh, nonono, I didn't mean it was wrong in the least, if you are referring to my post, Tom. It's a whole other culture out there and the fact that they drive like they do.....is just interesting! I didn't mean to insinuate you were doing anything wrong by any means.

    I just remember my father driving over there and having to dodge and keep his wits about him. Intersections were always interesting... I don't remember lines playing any part in how cars lined up... :)
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  13. TomsHHR

    TomsHHR New Member

    Lines, what lines? that is very true about over there like turning left from the right side of the road.. Not where I would want to drive.

    I was glad the trip turned out better that what my thoughts were starting out.
  14. S/C TrailBlazer

    S/C TrailBlazer New Member

    I've been to Germany....AutoBahn ftmfw! :lol:

    Anyways wow, I cant imagine seeing a Tahoe drive up beside me in a foregin country...

    Did you see Mustangs?
  15. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra New Member

    glad you made it home alright!! i havnt been out of the country yet
  16. Howie

    Howie New Member

    Good to see you back..

    Middle easter countries arent surprising. When I was in Dubai for a visit, it was not uncommon to see tahoes and burbans zipping along.. Same with firbirds, lambos, porches... and stuff...Gas is uber cheap there.
  17. ewarz

    ewarz New Member

    fuel is actually more expensive in the middle east.
  18. Howie

    Howie New Member

    I would go with the 2008 version, but it has not been released yet.

    I cite from pages 96 and 97 :

    [media]http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/en-international-fuelprices-part1-2007.pdf[/media]


    Saudi Arabia - 16c/l
    Kuwait - 22c/l
    UAE - 35c/l
    Egypt - 30c/l
    USA - 63c/l
    Canada - 84c/l

    Im sure a few of the importing countries are paying a high rate for gas, but from what I see, most aint even sweating.

    When I was in dubai, I rented a Chevy Tahoe, and it cost me around $25 bucks Canadian to fill it up from empty, including a car wash.
  19. Denise

    Denise New Member

    so thats why the cabbies drive like they do? :rofl:

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