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Re: Project Palin by suzulu on 19 May 2008 10:35pm
Great photos, Helen! The architecture and landscape are amazing!
Re: Project Palin by HelenBachari on 20 May 2008 1:31am
Thanks! I had a wonderful time in Libya. It's a fascinating place to visit and the locals are very kind, generous and welcoming. I'd been 'chatting' with people there for several years before I visited and although people had warned me about the potential dangers of meeting people known only from the internet, my friends turned out to be as nice face to face as they were online!
Re: Project Palin by johnnythemonkey on 20 May 2008 1:38am
Great photos Helen, thanks.
Re: Project Palin by geordiegirl on 20 May 2008 12:42pm
So pleased to hear about your great trip, Helen (not a terribly OBVIOUS destination, I'm sure Michael would approve): particularly when you mention meeting people face-to-face. I've only done that with 3 on this site, but this year/next year I hope to up that strike rate.
People here are lovely to meet for real!
Re: Project Palin by johnnythemonkey on 20 May 2008 6:50pm
Having met three Palinites is probably more than most Linda. Living in London obviously helps.
Re: Project Palin by Ken Dunn on 24 May 2008 11:54pm
Well done, HelenBachari. It was good to see the Palin Project on the other side of the world. Even more congratulations to Bunniegirl1979 for initiating it in the first place and getting it delivered on time.
Re: Project Palin by HelenBachari on 30 May 2008 6:31am
I think Sally deserves a huge pat on the back for organising PP - it was a wonderful idea and I was thrilled to be a part of it.

Did any other PP participants keep pics/videos of themselves with PP. Would love to see them!
Re: Project Palin by tucsonmike on 30 May 2008 2:09pm
Yes, Project Palin was a success and Sally did a great job.

I told Helen Libya is a place I can't/wont visit. My (surrogate) uncle in Poland was assigned to work in Libya when Poland was Communist. When Elaine and I were staying w/him he showed us a book about Libya.

In other words, add Libya to Iran, Syria and North Korea on the "no go list."
Re: Project Palin by geordiegirl on 30 May 2008 5:39pm
Interesting, Mike! We will discuss this live in another time, another place.

Libya was 'blessed' by Tony Blair a few years ago with official welcomes back into the international fold (we probably want the oil)
Re: Project Palin by HelenBachari on 31 May 2008 1:27am
Hi Mike - I remember your reasons for not being able to/wanting to visit Libya.

I guess I am 'lucky' that my own life circumstances have enabled me to have friends and relatives in countries with which other folk have no association or connection.

It is very sad that history, politics and religion have prevented millions of people from forming wonderful friendships with people whose background differs from their own.
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