Survey: How many tours of the sandy land before you sack it?

#1
I have two under my belt and HATED them both. My question is...how many times are you prepared to get sent out there before you realise enough is enough?
 
#2
Do you just mean deserts in general or deserts with aggro present? I could live for ever in a peaceful desert but I reckon that three trips to what I read of as Iraq is now would suffice.
 

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#3
Even 'peaceful' deserts are, in my experience:

- too hot
- too cold
- full of bugs (feck off, big ugly bugs)
- full of mice
- full of flies
- full of smelly dogs
- smelly (in general, not just the locals)
- filthy (see above)
- windy
- muddy

Usually a combination of several of the above. Not like the Home Counties, that's for sure (fewer pubs for a start).

Why don't we invade somewhere nice, like the Aussies do? Fiji, or New Guinea, or similar? Granted, jungles have a different set of problems, but at least on the beaches there the tide comes in now and again, unlike Southern Iraq (Roll on global warming - flood the whole of Mesopotamia).
 
#4
Well, done 2 so far with Brits, probably another one in May with the Aussies, not too bothered as the money & extra leave with the Aussies makes it all worthwhile :)

Probably be a bit annoyed if I go again within a year though...
 
#5
OldSnowy said:
Even 'peaceful' deserts are, in my experience:

- too hot
- too cold
- full of bugs (feck off, big ugly bugs)
- full of mice
- full of flies
- full of smelly dogs
- smelly (in general, not just the locals)
- filthy (see above)
- windy
- muddy

Usually a combination of several of the above. Not like the Home Counties, that's for sure (fewer pubs for a start).

Why don't we invade somewhere nice, like the Aussies do? Fiji, or New Guinea, or similar? Granted, jungles have a different set of problems, but at least on the beaches there the tide comes in now and again, unlike Southern Iraq (Roll on global warming - flood the whole of Mesopotamia).
Before I moved up to the great place that is Scottish Borders, I thought the Home Counties were
- too hot
- too cold
- full of bugs (feck off, big ugly bugs)
- full of mice
- full of flies
- full of smelly dogs
- smelly (in general, not just the locals)
- filthy (see above)
- windy
- muddy

Usually a combination of several of the above
 
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