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    13 May '15 19:54
    Since January 1st I didn't fly, and from Friday the 15th till July 28th, There will be 15 flights with me on board.
    If all 14 before the 15th don't crash.
    Custom officers will see me naked again.
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    13 May '15 21:22
    This year I have already had 8 flights with a further 7 booked for later in the year and a possible 2 before then. But the 8 and 2 won't add any new countries, the 7 will add 3. Portugal, Italy and France.
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    14 May '15 18:15
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    wouldnt 15 flights only 'do' 5 darts, as each dart has 3 flights?
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    there would seem to be only 1 answer to that....!!

    I would say, as a Maths teacher (ex), it is great for mental arithmetic skills!
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    15 May '15 14:26
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Flights [u]1st accomplished[/u]

    I coudln't decipher "dart@ even with Maryam-Webster dictionary.
    Anyway(s), I am nowin Geneve, at the airport whose name in Serbian sounds like a woman.

    In three hours I take for Amsterdam.

    Hope I'll increase ELO in a OTB tournament, but before this, I'll see Nick Cave live and meet Dutch branche of my family.

    1 done, 14 to go.
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    18 May '15 19:535 edits
    Darts is a popular (ahem) sport in the Netherlands and England. It's the only sport apart from Sumo wrestling in which there is almost a requirement to be severely overweight (and preferably drunk).

    This is a demonstration of how to play:
    YouTube
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    18 May '15 19:55
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Flights [u]1st accomplished[/u]

    I coudln't decipher "dart@ even with Maryam-Webster dictionary.
    Anyway(s), I am nowin Geneve, at the airport whose name in Serbian sounds like a woman.

    In three hours I take for Amsterdam.

    Hope I'll increase ELO in a OTB tournament, but before this, I'll see Nick Cave live and meet Dutch branche of my family.

    1 done, 14 to go.
    Will you see Mr. Cave's entire life or just a portion of it? 😉
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    18 May '15 20:101 edit
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Will you see Mr. Cave's entire life or just a portion of it? 😉
    Try this one:

    Into my arms:

    YouTube

    And this: All things Beautiful, the assassination of Jessie James

    YouTube
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    18 May '15 20:46
    https://soundcloud.com/gospon-ochenashek/nick-cave-gig
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    18 May '15 21:34
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Try this one:

    Into my arms:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEUgORVsECs

    And this: All things Beautiful, the assassination of Jessie James

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E4J7EoUPS0
    Not really my type of music, sonhouse. I found it quite boring, but thank you for posting the links anyway. I do like to try listening to new artists every now and then. (Obviously I'm aware he's been around for many years as I have heard of him from various quarters since my schooldays). I like to use Spotify and skip through the songs/pieces I don't like. Then I can save the ones I do to some list for future listening.
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    19 May '15 08:53
    Mind your step! Mind your step! Mind your step!
    This is the mantra at Schiphol - Amsterdam airport.
    Flight No 2 (Geneve - Amsterdam) accomlished - now waiting for the third: Amsterdam - Luqa (Malta).

    The Hague was rainy - sunny - showering - cloudy.
    Tommorow is the first round.
    I am preparing a tread for Chess forum, in which /tread/ I am going to mercilessly dissect my two defeats on first day of Coenhagen tournament where i lost 70 ELO points. (So as to follow Botvinnik's advice to study your own defeats.)
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    19 May '15 11:131 edit
    oops wrong place 😀
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    19 May '15 14:15
    Flight 3 accomplished - I am now in sunny Malta and will be soon in warm sea. Sun after rainy Netherlands, great.
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    02 Jun '15 08:571 edit
    Flights 4 and 5 accomplished
    Malta - Munich
    and
    Munich - Belgrade.

    Flights 6 and 7 also.
    Belgrade - Zurich
    and after short connection (*1 hour) wuth a lot of sweatting and running and stress I jumped into another plane
    for flight
    Zurich - Amsterdam.
    I am here because of Mario Biondi. He sshould have had a gig at Paradiso.

    [youtube]5IzccDy94Zg[youtube]

    But he cancelled tea show. Damned him!
    Tickets and hotel were non-reffundable.
    Fy.ck.
    And what to do in Amsterdam?
    It's a city for pensionists/
    Coffee shops all over, coffee went out on my nose.
    And grandmothers in some windows with red lamps, I guess it's a communist matter.
    And nowhere you an see real Amsterdamers, it looks mostly like Damascus or Casablanca.
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    Flighst 8 and 9 accomplished--->
    8.
    Amsterdam - Zurich
    and
    9.
    Zurich - Belgrade

    This time short connection - 1 hour 5 minutes - wasn't stressful since first flight arrived even before scheduled time.
    Swiss Airlines - which operated those flights - have a custom to serve a piece of Swiss chocolate after refreshment.

    I felt like eating chocolate so much that I bought a package of 5 pieces of Lindt's at duty free before second flight.

    Yam!

    Six more flights until end of July.
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