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PostSubject: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 10:12 am

Experiences of Brits Abroad

Please feel free to post you experiences here good or bad or indifferent? please be careful about anything you post and please do not mention any names of individuals, if you do post anything and a member wishes to know more they can then send you a pm for more information however there is nothing wrong with you posting the facts so long as it has been dealt with through any court of law and come to a conclusion, Ok that's the legal stuff over with so its over to you to share your experiences.

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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 1:28 pm

the thing i feel sad about with brits abroad is they have to be drinking get drunk act like they are millionairs then wonder why they are mugged. Have english people lost their self respect.
Why do so many not try to speak the lingo of their chosen country to visit or live in a thank you and a please go a long way.
one up manship gets me in the gut no need we are all in the same boat here good summers bad winters family in far off land emotions up and down that's why i like this site people are decent and care about helping each other.
we are lucky we have english friends here none live in our town so when we see each other it is a joy
Funny how english abroad not every one of course, act the same no matter which foreign country they are in
perhaps under the bravo and show they are all scared it is just a thought
we are not scared drunk or brash though what you see is what you get from us two
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 2:23 pm

After having lived in Turkey for five years and now just over a year in BG, we believe that Brits abroad mostly fall into two categories. First category is the more obnoxious one where they spend a lot of time in the local bars and believe that BG should become like a little Britain with speed humps, traffic lights and everyone falling over themselves to please the Great British and speak English to them because they haven't learnt a word of Bulgaski. The second category is more pleasing in that they prefer to integrate into the Bulgarian way of life, learn some Bulgaski, make friends with BG's, mix with the locals, grow vegetables if they live in the country and generally accept that BG is different to the UK and there is no point in upsetting the apple cart and demanding things because it isn't like home!!
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 3:11 pm

i couldn't agree with you more. We want to be part of the community not wanting little england we left england because we don't like it the way it is now mostly due to the people. No community no respect no manners and no sence of belonging. Bulgaria is different we like different. s
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 3:41 pm

Looking forward to reading this one I'm sure there will be some eye openers. Well done admin its about time we had something of this nature on the forum
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 5:01 pm

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After having lived in Turkey for five years and now just over a year in BG, we believe that Brits abroad mostly fall into two categories. First category is the more obnoxious one where they spend a lot of time in the local bars and believe that BG should become like a little Britain with speed humps, traffic lights and everyone falling over themselves to please the Great British and speak English to them because they haven't learnt a word of Bulgaski. The second category is more pleasing in that they prefer to integrate into the Bulgarian way of life, learn some Bulgaski, make friends with BG's, mix with the locals, grow vegetables if they live in the country and generally accept that BG is different to the UK and there is no point in upsetting the apple cart and demanding things because it isn't like home!!

Itchy, the only thing that I can agree with you on is that Brits abroad mostly fall into two categories. The first category is Brits who left Britain to Bulgaria for a better life, and compared to the number who arrived in 2005/7 to how many have stayed or want to get out it hasn't been the haven that was hoped for. As for Bulgaria becoming like a little Britain, they are following a good example with speed humps (nearly every road in Dobrich has them). Traffic lights Britain is way behind, I don't know of any lights that are geared up to show the seconds ticking away.
As for being obnoxious and spending a lot of time in local bars, we are not all tarred with the same brush
The second category is the Brits who left Britain to Bulgaria for a better life but it did not happen, or has not work out because of the countries terrible record of threats, fraud, crime and lack of respect. I personally know of a number who have left and a number who want to leave. There are some very respectable members on this very forum who have lovely properties to let or for sale and can't let or sell them, in fact can barely give them away. I can speak from bitter experience here as this is what I recently received to prove a point

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I found it funny,Because you will never rent that place even at half price.It dosent matter how many times you try to rebrand it.It has too much google history.The best thing you can do is try and sell it or just use it as a holiday home.You had two rentals last year one was your friends and the second was forum friends.

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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 5:25 pm

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i couldn't agree with you more. We want to be part of the community not wanting little england we left england because we don't like it the way it is now mostly due to the people. No community no respect no manners and no sence of belonging. Bulgaria is different we like different. s

Your quote:- No community no respect no manners and no sence of belonging.
I don't know what part of Britain you came from, but I can assure you that it is not like that everywhere
Where I and my family have lived for nearly 40 years we have a community spirit, in fact just last week the main road through the village was closed and there was a Bloxfest with side shows, music, dancing, B-B-Q , kids games etc etc. We play golf, badmington, and socialise with friends on a regular basis. If you don't give respect you can't expect it back, so my motto is you can only expect to get out of people what you are prepared to put into them. As for no manners and no sense of belonging, I would definately like to know where you came from. I am pleased you find that Bulgaria is different and you are enjoying life there. I have said many times in the past and I will repeat for anybody who has not read my previous post. I and my family love Bulgaria, our village and the occupants and of course our villa. I just wish that the certain people who go out of their way to try and disrupt this would leave us alone and live and let live. With Admin's permission I will print what I have received today and then you will all know what I am talking about
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 5:33 pm

As above Bryan so long as you keep within the guidelines that's fine. g

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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 6:04 pm

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As above Bryan so long as you keep within the guidelines that's fine. g

Here it is Admin. I have edited it so that my address and phone number is not included

What do you think about this then. I am asking as many people as I can to write to Complaints.com and ask for it to be removed, would you please help . If you pass it on to anybody else would you C&
P the article rather than the link because if we all click on the link it will go to the top of Google search and that is just what the perpetrator wants
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BRYAN TALBOT/LESLIE/BULGARIA/RENTAL FRAUD/SCAM/CHERRY TREE HOUSE/PAEDOPHILE

Christopher Biggins has lashed out at child sex abusers, including Bryan Talbot, claiming the ?scum? should be executed for their crimes.

The I?m a Celebrity winner branded Jimmy Savile and Bryan Talbot the ?nastiest people ever? and demanded the death penalty be reinstated for those convicted of sex abuse.

Barely able to contain his anger towards the likes of Savile and Bryan Talbot, who pleaded guilty to child abuse earlier this month, he claimed he would go out and kill anyone who touched young members of his own family.

?They are scum. Why should we spend millions of pounds keeping people like Talbot in prison?? the 64-year-old TV personality told MM.

?Certainly I think that anybody who touches a child sexually, I would actually go out and kill them.

?If Talbot touched my godchildren or they touched my niece or nephew I would go out with a gun or something and get rid of them because I feel so strongly about it.?

Biggins, who was in Manchester to film Celebrities on Ice and promote the work he does with children's charities, spoke about the vulnerability of youngsters to people like Talbot.

?Children are so vulnerable,? the Oldham-born actor said. ?How anyone like Talbot can have sex with a baby, for instance, is beyond me. How does that happen?

?That sort of Talbot mentality I don?t think can be cured and I think the death penalty should be brought back.?

Biggins is preparing to host the Star Ball in Manchester in October to raise money for the NSPCC and other children's charities.

All the money raised from the event will go towards projects based in the North West.

?The NSPCC is a wonderful charity,? he said. ?It deserves all the money it can get, in this climate especially.?

BRYAN TALBOT/LESLIE/BULGARIA/RENTAL FRAUD/SCAM/CHERRY TREE HOUSE/PAEDOPHILE

Photographer Bryan Talbot admits indecent assaults

Ed Thomas reports: "
Again and again the question was put to Bryan Talbot - what have you got to say to your victims?"


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Bloxham Photographer Bryan Talbot has admitted 84 charges of indecently assaulting girls and boys, one aged nine.

The 73-year-old of ********* Oxfordshire, pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court to the offences, involving 70 victims, which occurred between 1957 and 2010.

The ex-photographer of ******** centre was bailed and is due to be sentenced on 17 June.

His lawyer said he apologised to his victims and was "
all too aware that his disgrace is complete"
.

Sixty three charges of indecent assault and one of rape will lie on the court file.

Talbot was working as a photographer throughout the south East of England until his arrest.

'Opportunistic predator'

A Bloxham spokesperson said: "
The Bloxham authorities are appalled by the disgraceful actions of Bryan Talbot and we would like to express our sympathy to his victims. We will continue to work with the police to assist them in this and any other inquiries they are making."


Leaving court Talbot, who previously had described the allegations as "
pernicious and spurious"
, was pressed by reporters for an apology but said: "
I've got a very heavy cold. I have no comment to make at all."


Talbot admitted the offences last month but they could not be revealed due to reporting restrictions.

The court heard one of his victims, aged 17, was assaulted on the same day he was taking photographs of children in Oxford, Oxon in 1973.

Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor in the case, described Talbot as an "
opportunistic predator"
.

"
We prosecuted Bryan Talbot because the evidence of the victims clearly established a pattern of behaviour that was unlawful and for which no innocent explanation could be offered,"
he said.

"
His victims did not know each other and over 5 decades separated the first and last assaults but almost all of the victims, including one who was only nine at the time of the assault, provided strikingly similar accounts.

"
Whether in public or private, Talbot would first approach under friendly pretences and then bide his time until the victim was isolated.

"
I would like to thank the victims for having had the bravery to come forward. This case clearly shows that the victims of abuse will not be denied justice by the passage of time and abusers will be held to account."


Mr Afzal said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) would not be proceeding with the rape charge as the woman who made the allegation no longer wished to give evidence in light of the guilty pleas.

'Never forget voice'

Det Insp Bruce Riddell, of Oxford's major investigation team, paid tribute to Talbot's victims for their bravery.

"
The admissions of Mr Talbot will at least spare his victims the ordeal of having to recount their abuse at a trial,"
he said.

"
They have lived with what happened for a long period of time and it cannot have been easy for them to come forward, especially as when they did so, they did not know there were others who had also suffered abuse."


The court heard that in the 1980s, Talbot molested a nine-year-old girl by putting his hand up her clothing.

He also kissed a 13-year-old girl on the lips after saying to her: "
People need to show thanks in other ways."


On another occasion in the 1970s he fondled the breast of a girl aged 16 or 17, the court was told.

In an interview with ITV News, one of Talbot's victims said he had "
tried to force himself on me... and it was only the fact there was someone walking along the corridor and the floor creaked that he stopped and I managed to get away.

"
I will never ever forget that voice,"
she said.

Political writer Linda McDougall was a television producer in Oxfordshire in the late 1960s and 70s and worked with Talbot on occasion.

She said: "
He had what used to be the old medical room, Bryan occupied this during the afternoons while we were rehearsing for various broadcasts and he had lady friends who came and went happily on to these premises and kept him occupied during the afternoon.

"
Frankly, he was a complete nuisance, he was one of those people who had his hands all over you and all over any female that came in any moment he [could]."


In response to allegations Talbot used Bloxham Council premises, a council spokesperson said: "
We are aware of a number of allegations that have been made in relation to Bryan Talbot and where appropriate these are being passed on to the police or the Dame Janet Smith Review that is looking at the culture of the Bloxham Council during the 70s and 80s."


Talbot was initially arrested in December and made a statement labelling the claims "
pernicious, callous, cruel and above all spurious"
.

Brian Andrews

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This new scam from the con artist extraordinaire, Bryan Talbot, came to light just recently and concerned the Owners Direct website which allows you to book property with owners directly. This new Talbot scam is also in Use on Ebay and in fact any website that has high cost items. Beware.

You have to remember, Owners direct 90% of customers is bank transfers, they don't offer credit card payments.....

Basically the Bryan Talbot clan sends out a Phishing email to thousands of owners of properties for rental, or for sale, or Ebay cars, anything HIGH value.

If the person opens the email and his computer is then compromised then all their login details for Owners Direct, Paypal, Ebay etc are in the hands of Bryan Talbot.

Talbot then logs into their Owners Direct account (Or Ebay) and changes the email address slightly on their advert and sets up that email address account. He then starts getting emails from interested bookers, in this one case he attacked a ski chalet and had 600 people interested in renting.

He then asks for a deposit, which MOST pay, then eventually they pay the full amount...All via bank transfer. Talbot talks to them via email, and even uses throw away prepaid mobiles too.

All the money is in the bank. then he hides and lies low.........

Owners direct complete over 500,000 bookings a year so this is not a small website, and as I said, most are bank transfer which no-one really questions because the website is so big and established/recommended...........

The guy who finally discovered this had booked the chalet, paid ?9000 and has lost the lot. Not the banks problem, Not the owners problem, Not the websites problem......ZERO COMEBACK......

This is the cleverest scam I have seen to date from Bryan Talbot, and I have seen hundreds.....Basic rule of thumb is so so simple - check Bryan Talbot is not behind it in any way


This is the original text from a newspaper that the perpetrator has edited to include my name. How sick is that
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 6:12 pm

That sort of rubbish is the product of a very sick mind..find the email addy of New Scotland Yard and every time one of these appears in your inbox, don't open it, just press the forward button and send it on. They have the ways and means....
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 6:24 pm

Sorry willow - you seem to have gone off on a tangent. I know you have had problems over here, but this thread is about Brits abroad.
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 6:28 pm

Agree with you Eric..and I didn't help matters...sorry!
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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 6:50 pm

While I agree to a point that this topic is about experiences abroad and can be interpreted as only Brits abroad, lets not forget that Bryan's property is abroad and the reason he is subjected to such vile posts is because of that and that only, so I'm afraid that Bryan's comments on his experience of being abroad and owning property abroad is very relevant to some members considering that the above post made my Bryan was in fact posted by a Brit abroad. T

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PostSubject: Re: Experiences of Brits Abroad   Tue May 28, 2013 6:55 pm

I couldn't agree more Brian's comment are very important it does show one of the very many issue that Brits face abroad. It is important not to forget that just because someone doesn't actually live there they are not going to experience any of the good or bad that happens to them or others, there have been many members who have been driven out of Bulgaria because of similar problems as Brian so as I said at the start just because you don't live there doesn't mean you have experienced some of the problems we all face from time to time.
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