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Greetings from Travelblog land again, this time as you can see coming to you from Dubai. I'm stopping off here on my way to Monaco for the Grand Prix, so this is going to be a dream trip come true for me.
I know the blog has serious competition what with cute animals like hamsters eating burritos completing on the news feed, but I'll try and …
... I felt like a million dollars afterward. The Mall of the Emirates is just massive and I walked around for about 2 hours without seeing the same shop twice. My taxi driver home was a lovely Nepalese man from Pokhara....guess what we spoke about in the car all the way back! The evening was spent chowing some serious pizzas on the couch and I then promptly fell asleep.....up at sparrows for the Spinneys Dubai cycle race....around an old camel racing track....more on this ...
Felt a bit better so had a small stroll through the Raffles mall and had lunch. By the afternoon I crashed again and had to call the Dr 2hrs before we were due to depart to Amsterdam. Again another drip and intravenous pain killers, also antibiotics for chest all this to get me through the ...
... of Ramadan (they can’t use as much music).
Speaking of Ramadan, the call to prayer that I thought was beautiful in the beginning of the trip went on for over an hour and a half last night (maybe because it was the beginning of their weekend?). It woke us up each morning at 4:25 AM. Too much of a good thing, I guess.
Last night, we packed and ordered room service (note to selves: Middle Easterners probably don’t have a corner on the pizza ...
... can imagine sourced from Middle East to Asia. Everything from lamps, perfume bottles, carvings, to snakes picked in bottles, to trombones, to textiles, to whatever tacky souvenir you've ever seen in any market in the world. Do they have a room devoted to, for example, ornately carved sailing ship helms? The answer is "yes", right next to the room on antique radios and gramophones. Back to ...