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Suicide note?

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Suicide note?

Suicide note?, originally uploaded by malyousif.

I didn’t notice this sticker on my hotel window before I heard a scream and a body passing my window which is on the 13th floor of the hotel overlooking the Alexanderplatz.

Imagine my shock when I discovered that it wasn’t a suicide that I had just witnessed, but a bloody "Base Flyer" or "Sky Jumper" or whatever you want to call those "adventurers" who choose to hurtle down 125 meters to the lower deck past scared people’s windows!

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Doner Kebab

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Doner Kebab

Doner Kebab, originally uploaded by malyousif.

There goes the diet!

Couldn’t help myself grabbing one from the first shop I came across selling it outside the hotel.

I must admit that it’s not as good as I remembered it from Frankfurt, and nowhere close to the one I had in Amsterdam.

But it did fill a hole…

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Welcome to Afghanistan!

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This is what my son got on his phone, courtesy of VIVA upon our arrival in New York.

Ironic?

Off to the:

  • Empire State Building
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Central Park
  • via Apple’s 5th Avenue store!

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Off to New York!

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I decided that I really needed a break this afternoon. So I booked a flight to New York!

I’m taking Arif, my son, with me to have some long-overdue quality father/son time.

We’ll be in NY for just 5 nights and back next weekend.

Keep an eye on our Flickr accounts!

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Vlog: Rome’s trip

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A return to vlogging? Well maybe, thanks to having the video capabilities of my brand-spanking-new iPhone 3Gs it might re-become a feature!

Regardless, I hope you enjoy this clip. The videos were recorded by the iPhone, the pictures weren’t, they’re the result of my almost new Canon EOS 50D. You can view those pictures in higher resolution on my Flickr stream if you wish.

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Hellooooo Ramadhan!

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Quick note to wish everyone a very Ramadhan Mubarak.

I hope that everyone through this special month will think of his or her neighbour, family, acquaintances, the rest of humanity and even perceived enemies with a little more benefit of the doubt and do good to each other.

Just like these two little critters who graced us with their presence yesterday afternoon near San Juan Island when we quickly sneaked into the US of A territorial waters to see them! 😉

Orcas off San Juan Island

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On Holiday!

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Yessireebob!

I’ll be on holiday and a deserved break for a little while with the family. I’ll be checking in from time to time but for all intents and purposes, I wish to dedicate that time for the family, we haven’t had a holiday together for quite a while.

We’ll be off to Bonny Scotland first and then to Victoria, BC, Canada.

I wish you well my friends, and thanks again for your continued friendship.

Tataaaa..

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Island Fever

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I’ve got to get off this island for a few days. I haven’t travelled for a while now and am fully in the throes of the dreaded island fever. I owe it to myself to chill a bit and rejuvenate and what better way of doing that jetting off somewhere nice, relax by the beach or lake, go visit nice museums and garden centres and sleep late and do all that with your family around you?

So I’ve decided. Unlike my usual thing of staying put during the Eid holidays, this time I am determined to get the hell out of Dodge for a few days. I’ve considered several places so far including Thailand and the Seychelles (no, I won’t consider any Arab country, thanks very much) and the arrangements must be on a reasonable budget for 4 or 5 days.

Do you have any suggestions or experiences that we might consider?

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