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... contact lenses to go through custom. But everything turned out fine. One classmate lost his passport so he had to stay back at the airport and figured things out. The rest got on the tour bus and travel throughout the city. Dubai is so beautiful at night. We stopped across the street so everyone can take picture with the grand mosque. Quite lovely. Then we drove to the Dubai mall. Walked in the mall is the giant blue dinosaur skeleton. ...
... watched "Diana.' I enjoyed the butler, its worth a look see. Dad perused Last Vegas, and Captain Phillips, Jobs and Enough Said. The highest rating went to Captain Phillips.
Kevin, our last German student, told us that Emirates was a luxurious airline and he was right. From their warm hand and face wipes, their yummy food and thousands of games they provided on individual TV there service was great.
But just ...
... and cats (but more on the cats later). Day 1 of 365 already involved avoiding the touristy hop on hop off buses, choosing to walk to see and smell the local delights. We wandered through the gold and spice markets in the old part of town (aka the fake handbag and watch markets, so many dodgy dealers annoying you every few metres) through to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa in the new parts of town. Here the largest mall in the world sits next to the tallest building in the world ...
... cheap anyway. We recommend train travel here. After a rest it was off to Nandos for a healthy flame grilled chicken then another wander through the local mall (love those shops!) and back to hotel for cuppa and packing for tomorrow's early start. We leave Dubai at 7am and 19 hours later we get to Buenos Aires. Not looking forward to the big leg of 14hr20min but it's just part of our experiences. Will write next blog in BA after some rest. Talk again ...
Arrival and departure from Dubai was un-eventful and we had a good flight to Bangkok. In flight meal was ok and we topped up on vodka and orange in the belief that it would help us sleep; it didn't work so by the time we got to BKK we were both well tired.
We had a little adventure getting ourselves from the airport via the City Line train and BTS to Saphan Taskin which is at the central pier ...
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