Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

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Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by Minimalist » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:53 am

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/h ... M2MjE1NQS2

Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut
The archaeological site, now open to tourists, offers clues about the mysterious empire that built it and its more famous sister city of Petra in Jordan

If the Saudis want western tourists they better open hotels with well-stocked bars! Allah will have to get over it.
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Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by circumspice » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:15 pm

There are places in Saudi Arabia that are similar to the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. Same for Dubai. You can drink in Dubai but not in Sharjah, in the UAE. It's just a matter of knowing where it is tolerated. I think that it's the same way in Kuwait, but I'm not certain about that.
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Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by Minimalist » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:22 pm

Saudi Arabia is under the domination of those wahabist morons.

But money usually wins out in the end.
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Post by circumspice » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:51 am

Oh hell yeah! The funny part about visiting or working in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait & the UAE was that even in Sharjah, it was like being in Las Vegas. The same type of nondescript off-strip hotels, the same type of urban lighting at night as Las Vegas, the same 24/7/365 street traffic, the same climate... It was almost like never leaving the States.
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Post by Minimalist » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:32 pm

What a blessing American culture has been to the world, huh?
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Post by circumspice » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:36 pm

It's better than living in a sandy tent, wiping your ass with your bare left hand because your culture doesn't use toilet paper & water is too precious to waste on cleaning said shitty ass... Maybe I'm frivolous but give me proper hygiene any day.
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Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by Minimalist » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:08 am

But that's the way allah likes it!
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Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by Simon21 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:03 am

Personally it is difficult to see why the Saudi people have to apologise and change their customs. If they don't want to licence alcohol that is up to them. If they want to dress as bedouins then that too is up to them. You can buy a drink in Jerusalem. You can also find groups of men in dark suits and hats who order you to leave their area. And if you inadvertently enter a food shop before Shabat you can find yourself physically assaulted in the rush to the counter, queuing apparently being a foreign custom.

Countries have their customs

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Post by Simon21 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:11 am

It is odd the US attitude to non-white, non jewish people of the ME. On one hand it gives weapons, money, winks at state terrorism (provided it's against their own people), gives and accepts state visits. On the other it resorts to racist contempt calling them all "arabs" assuming everyone is a "moslem" and pedalling racial stereotypes and abusing them for not being like Likud Israel.

No wonder the place is such a mess.

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Post by circumspice » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:26 pm

Hey simple Simon, you simpleton. Your antisemitism is on display for all to see. Maybe you forgot to hide it? tsk tsk :mrgreen:
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Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by Simon21 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:19 am

Oh dear coming from a confirmed racist who probably denies the holocaust (if they know what it was) that is rich. Like being accused of racism by the Broederbund.

The US has been a disaster in the ME largely due to people with bigoted views like yours. A country that cannot eliminate brutal racism from its own enforcement officers, perhaps should not get itself involved in an ex colonial area which of all requires respect and tolerance - not the hangdog racism.
you display.

But thanks for confirming my point. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by circumspice » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:55 am

As per usual simple Simon, you're delusional & tossing turds around hoping that some will stick somewhere to pull the attention away from your gaffes. Cheers! :mrgreen:
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Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by Simon21 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:19 pm

Oh dear no answer Hucklebery?

Do tell us what is the source of your obsession with human excrement?

"It's better than living in a sandy tent, wiping your ass with your bare left hand because your culture doesn't use toilet paper & water is too precious to waste on cleaning said shitty ass... Maybe I'm frivolous but give me proper hygiene any day."

"Tossing turds"

Your brothers do something to you?

You have my sympathy. :|

But cut the racist drivel.

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Post by circumspice » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:27 am

Like I said before simple Simon... your antisemitism is on display for all to see. Why do you feel the need to denigrate the Jews? Why is it that you are obsessed with the Jews? The quotes below are your own words. Have you become senile & are unable to understand what you post?
Simon21 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:11 am
It is odd the US attitude to non-white, non jewish people of the ME. On one hand it gives weapons, money, winks at state terrorism (provided it's against their own people), gives and accepts state visits. On the other it resorts to racist contempt calling them all "arabs" assuming everyone is a "moslem" and pedalling racial stereotypes and abusing them for not being like Likud Israel.

No wonder the place is such a mess.

Simon21 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:03 am
Personally it is difficult to see why the Saudi people have to apologise and change their customs. If they don't want to licence alcohol that is up to them. If they want to dress as bedouins then that too is up to them. You can buy a drink in Jerusalem. You can also find groups of men in dark suits and hats who order you to leave their area. And if you inadvertently enter a food shop before Shabat you can find yourself physically assaulted in the rush to the counter, queuing apparently being a foreign custom.

Countries have their customs
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Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Post by Simon21 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:05 pm

Ho ho and this is not denigration?:
"It's better than living in a sandy tent, wiping your ass with your bare left hand because your culture doesn't use toilet paper & water is too precious to waste on cleaning said shitty ass... Maybe I'm frivolous but give me proper hygiene any day."


What did I say about
pedalling racial stereotypes
? Geddit?

Let me enlighten you of the KKK. The nomadic people of the ME (and elsewhere) are subject to brutal discrimination throughout the area from people like you.

Israeli bedouin have had their villages flattened. In Tunisia they are rounded up (or were) for conscription. In Saudi the leaders dress up like them and go to have cocktails (so islamic). They are seen as an embarrassment.

And now they have a potty brained yank sticking his oar in. Oh so superior.

The bedouin, Koories etc have their problems god knows but at least they are not obsessed with human waste as you are Huck

So as I say cut the racist drivel.
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