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I'm working in Hungary for the week or so. Miss my Cobra. It would be fun over here.

They have 98 Octane gas over in the Eastern Block for those BMWs. Is the USA a third world counry or something? We should have 5 grades of gas.

Gas is about one dollar a liter for the good stuff. At least still cheap in USA.

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Homesick for USA

With all due respects for my Hungarian hosts who have a very nice beautiful country and are friendly and kind people, the good old USA is the place I want to be.

Some interesting info. Even though you can get up to 99 octane at gas stations around here it is RON octane, equivalent to about 95 R + M USA gas. It costs near $4.00 gallon.

Problem is that the aveage guy around here earns about $4000 to $12,000 a year, depending on what he does for their underground economy second job.

A Sporty car like a VW golf GTI cost $15 - 20 K. No Mustang Cobra's here, not even wimpy stock ones. They would not be allowed without a big, er, gift to the corect people.

The guys driving the BMW's and Harlrey Street Rods you best not mess with or you dissapear.

This is what happens to a country that was commie run for 50 years and then goes Socialist, liberal, over- regulated, big brother knows best, etc.

A country that is heavily influenced by big business, the adgenda's of other goverments and foreign business, and politicans meddling in what everyone should be doing dicourages self determinism, which would squash guys like Nitrous Pete.

I am not looking overhead for the UN's black helicopters or moving to Montana to avoid the "new world order", but the squabbling of the UN and the Eurpean Community, etc. sure can mess things up as much as everyone needs international co-operation and all.

The USA is a great place that for the most part allows the pursuit of happiness even if it is a 600 rwhp Cobra.

You can choose to try tp be President or just a plain old bum or in the case of Bill, both.

As you can tell, I'm pretty bored over here. Just trying to stay away from the Gyspy women.

Be home soon,

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Many people don't appreciate the US/North America until they spend time elsewhere. I agree with your assessment after having lived in the Middle East for a few years - we have it great.

Remember; "what happens on the road stays on the road" unless you bring back a Gypsy with you!

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"what happens on the road stays on the road" unless you bring back a Gypsy with you!
Ain't that ther truth. Having spent 23+ years in the Navy, and having done quite a bit of travelling throughout the world, it's hard not to partake in the delicacie's of third world/small impoverished countries that try their best to take care of you. As the old saying in the Navy goes "Poverty makes the best Liberty" , and what I wouldn't give to take a trip back to Singapore, Thailand and the PI. Oh well, at least I have the memories...:)
 

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Now I know why all the east European girls take their vacation in the UAE, Lebonan, Qutar and other 'civilized' weathy Arab countries. Those rich ************ sugar daddies can provide a hell of a good time and finacial support, etc for a few favors.
"You buy me present in the morning?"
Explains why Arab women hate Americans, from when they see the influence of these "Americanized" Slavic girls have on, I,d guess 5% of the Arab men.

As far as cars go in the Middle East. You can get 350 hp Chevy Imaplas, (Holdens), 400 HP Audis, AMG Mercedes, Alfa, Ferrari's
etc. Roads are great, they drive 60 in the city and +100 on the highway, ( only if your a native, it is next to impossible to get a drivers licence, if you were not born there.)

These guys have big $$$.

In SINAGAPORE it would cost as much to register your Cobra as to buy one. That is how the goverment tries to keep traffic reasonable on a small island with 5 million people. Still the amount of people with 2 cars is amazing and the Chinese will pay 4 times as much for a Jag , BMW etc. as a Luxus, just for the status.
A nice Lexus cost about what it cost here, and the European stuff sells at a rediculous premium.

FLY Singapore Airlines first class and you will hate flying any other airline, period.

Singapore is a great place to spend a few weeks, except for SARS.
The USA goverment could take lessons on how to operate effieciently from these people, however Civil liberties are a bit draconian.
 
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