Wednesday, May 28, 2008

view from my apartment in dubai

Living in Old Town Dubai

Old Town is a brand new development, still under construction.

It's separate - and nowhere near - Bur Dubai, which is the old part of town.

(And I suspect "Bur" actually means "old")

It's also at the foot of The Burj Tower

(Which isn't the building usually called as "The Burj", that's technically the Burj al Arab - the worlds most expensive hotel. This Burj is just The Burj)

Which means it's rather depressing to try and get back home.

Because every day you think "ah - I can see the Burj - I must be close now!"

And then you remember that its the worlds tallest building. So its probably still just a little way off....

Monday, May 12, 2008

you know you are on the edge of civilization when

The local radio DJ utters the line...

"Now for a song about a Big Marine - yes, its Stan Ridgeway and CAMOFLAGE !!"

(Re-live the moment yourself....)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

you know you spend too much time in hotels when...

You stay at a friends house and feel an overwhelming urge to take their soap, shampoo and toothbrush home with you