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Travel Blogs from Sir Bani Yas Island
I'm staying in Doha another day. The ******** I dealt with in Bangkok last time caught up with me, and I was disallowed to board my flight.
So, yet again, I am paying for that stupid country and its idiocy.
It sucks that I'm going to have to take a bus back to Phnom Penh now. I ...
Ten hours and 45 minutes later, I can highly recommend Qatar Airlines. Having a row all to myself helped of course, but sparkly new planes are such a treat! Had I not managed a decent chunk of sleep between dinner and brekky, both of which were oh the high end of the plane-food scale, I could've caught up on any number of movies, ...
I haven't done much over the last few days. I've sort of succumbed to apathetic laziness, truth be told, which I blame on the last vestiges of hypothyroidism due to a thyroid infection I suffered two years ago.
On Saturday, I helped my roommate/co-delegate edit a proposal for the Bangladeshi government. It took all day; we went to the NGO party afterwards. It ...
I made it to Doha.
I'm currently sitting in the conference center eating a chicken fajita and waiting for something of interest to come up.
I got in Monday night without incident.
I'm couchsurfing, sharing a place with a Bangladeshi, a Russian (both co-delegates), a British expat, and an Arab guy I think is Egyptian (he is the host).
The energy here ...
Tea And Its Legends
It all began in 2737BC in China.
According to legend, whilst the emperor Shen Nung was boiling water to slake his thirst in the shade of a tree, a light breeze rustled the branches and caused a few leaves to fall.
They mixed with the water and gave it a delicate colour and perfume.
The emperor tasted it and found it to be delicious. The tree was a wild tea plant: This is ...