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Thanks for your contributions to Sierra Leone and Freetown! But please check out Talk:Freetown for a few formatting issues. Jpatokal 04:01, 30 Apr 2005 (EDT)

Can I ask what you do for a living? Your destinations are all amazingly off the beaten track. Jpatokal 02:31, 14 Oct 2005 (EDT)
I travel around setting up broadcast radio transmitters for organisations like the BBC. That usually takes me to developing and particualrly 'post conflict' countries. I have just seen your comments on Freetown - fair enough! I am learing this wiki thing. I hope this is right way to reply to your questions! I have just arrived in Tashkent which is holiday, so I started a page for that. I usually have net access where I go, so I play with the pages when I am bored. I'll have to spend some time reading the help pages!
Don't fret the small stuff too much — others will hop in to fix in little bugs, and you've doing a great job so far. Jpatokal 07:55, 16 Oct 2005 (EDT)

Travellers' pub discussion[edit]

There's a discussion in the travellers' pub about whether we should have an article on "War zone safety". Care to comment? Pashley 00:46, 12 June 2006 (EDT)

Would you be willing to get that type of article started, since you have more experience than the rest of us in hostile political landscapes? I'll send an email off to the Pentagon to see what information they could offer. - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 16:37, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
I will give it some thought. I guess the first thing is to come up with a template. I am off to Kinshasa for a week, so I may not have net access for a while or could be too busy. I will look at it though.David Stanley

help message in a bottle[edit]

Dear David,

I write to you following the wikitravel article on Afganistan and a message from one of the wikitravel collaborators. I have a dear friend who is about to go to Afganistan for some time and I am trying to make up a list of be carefull and watch out for things and also to do's and not to do's If you think you can find a couple of sprear minutes I would be more than thankful. My email address is n20045074 at yahoo dot com.

Kind regards, Alexandra

War zone safety[edit]

Thanks for all the great work on the article! I really wasn't expecting the article to come along so fast. Pentagon hasn't got back to me on my request for info, but I'm due to meet up with an Kentucky National Guard Recruiter this week and might ask him if they have any field guides available. Thanks again! - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 05:34, 26 June 2006 (EDT)


Can you upload images to Shared, then all language versions can use your images... and don't forget to select a license  :) – cacahuate talk 01:24, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

I will have to work out how to upload them to shared. I guess it is documented somewhere! I put the correct license - I just forgot that.Davidbstanley 11:41, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
It's pretty simple... follow this link, which will then give you the option to either sign in if you've already got a username over on shared, or create a new one... or easier still, follow the link on that page for "Open ID" where you can login using your English username. Super simple. Thanks David! – cacahuate talk 22:55, 4 April 2007 (EDT)


Do you need an assistant? I kinda want your job  :) – cacahuate talk 23:23, 6 May 2007 (EDT)

Well the teavelling can be good. It often has low points though, usually when visiting Afghanistan! I was married last year, so travelling has lost a little of its appeal. I am in Bangladesh at the moment, which is quite nice. Davidbstanley 22:07, 9 May 2007 (EDT)
Cool! I was there a few months ago, if you get the chance, Saint Martins Island was worth the trip, it's pretty cool. Have you made it to Band-e Amir yet in Afghanistan? I thought that was pretty spectacular, and the journey there was nice too... – cacahuate talk 23:23, 9 May 2007 (EDT)
I am afraid I have not been to either! My visit here has been so busy, I have been visiting a different city each day and have not seen very much apart from the work visits I am doing. I was in Chittagong yesterday, somewhere in the North West tomorrow. As for Band-e Amir, I have not been there. I want to go the first time I went to Bamiyan in 2002, but could not manage it. A friend went camping up there last year and said it was a good few days.


Are you there now? How much of a pain is the new travel restriction? – cacahuate talk 01:28, 30 July 2007 (EDT)

No I am in the UK at the moment. I will probably go back to Kabul in a month or so, but would not need to travel outside of Kabul. Davidbstanley 02:09, 31 July 2007 (EDT)