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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
I always avoided the ex-pats hang-outs in my travels. They are generally not happy places. The locals this, the locals that. While they live off the locals. The "yacht club" in American Samoa was just such a place. But I have to admit that from time to time you do want the company of other Americans. For bad or worse. It's nice to speak English. It's just not what they say.

Church was fun.
Yup, exactly.I can speak Thai and Lao fairly well but still about every 4 or 5 days my brain just needs a rest and refuses to work.Someone will say something simple and I just blank out and look befuddled.At those time it was good to speak English
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