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... with plantations of bananas, pineapples, mangoes, coconuts etc and of course lots of spice farms. We did an interesting visit to a spice farm and learned a lot about how the different spices were grown.
Also went through a coral cave where slaves were hidden prior to being shipped out of Zanzibar after slavery had been outlawed by the Sultan of Oman. Zanzibar was where the Sultan of Oman moved his capital in the ...
... trip in a Ferrari, break the law and the
police will give you a ride for free (haha)
- When an Emirate gets married, they are given a house
and 70,000 Dirham
- The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is 828m
tall, it has 160 floors and it has the fattest
lift in the world which goes from level 1 to 124 in 1 minute
- Dubai is building an underwater 5 star hotel 7 km
offshore in the arabian ...
... of sleeping on a mattress. I was though too tired to see the new year celebrations, and left the next morning on the flight to London.
Back in London after a hair raising landing during high winds and driving rains, I felt like I had not even been away. “Role on part 2 of this journey,” in three weeks.
This blog will now take a well earned three week holiday and start again on 1st February when I arrive in Ethiopia.
Happy New ...
... the children and ordered to pay her 54 Euros. She was angry and clearly not playing with a full deck. So we argued. She took us to the officials at the station who told us (when crazy lady wasn't listening) not to worry, just wait for her to go away. She went back to the train and we were sent in our way. No fine. How bizarre. ...
... every month and a few presentations about interesting mapping things going on.
I feel somewhat hesitant sometimes about the idea of running the meetup, particularly when I've had a bad day at work disagreeing over something with a contractor, or when I've made a mistake. Sometimes it seems terribly audacious to want to run a meetup as a new person to the industry here. But then, I did the same in Cambodia and it went ...