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Scenes from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } shisha menu, originally uploaded by Dreadfully Unserious. Shisha is seriour business it seems, although I DETEST the stuff even when I used to smoke, in Jeddah they now have really swanky menus for the muck. Last time I was in Jeddah and had shisha with friends at the corniche, I was sick afterwards for a …

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Vlog: Downtown Toronto and the rain

It was a wonderful weekend, I think it was a Sunday with music and variou activities at Dundas and Yonge, opposite the Eaton Center. Hanan and Amna had henna tattoos done, while the boys enjoyed themselves listening to the live band and running around the place. What started off in fantastic weather, ended up in a freakish torrential downpour at the end of the day, which made us grab the first taxi that came our way …

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Vlog: Visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario

This visit happened early on in our stay in Toronto. It was on July 5th. The girls dissapeared by themselves while Frances, Arif and myself went through the exhibit. Arif enjoyed the Henry Moore sculptures. There was a fantastic exhibition by Turner, Monet and Whistler, sadly they did not allow me to shoot video or pictures in that exhibit. They also barred me from shooting video anywhere inside the exhibit, hence you will see just the …

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Dubai… and three little blue pills

I’m back! But I almost didn’t go. The Dubai 8th International Airspace Show was on at the same time. Because of that, every single room seemed to have been booked way in advance so when I wanted to reserve a room last week there was no chance. The only room we found was at the Ritz Carlton and they wanted DH3,300 + 20% per night (that comes to about $1.047) which is excessive to say the …

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Bahrain International Airport, an exercise in bottlenecks

The Bahrain International Airport is to be upgraded to handle 15 million passengers from its current 6 million annually. The upgrade will cost some $115 million. I don’t know the specific plans of this upgrade or how long it will take. However as a semi-frequent traveler I have some observations which might make using the airport easier from the traveler’s perspective. A traveler’s first experience of Bahrain is through the airport and the first impression that …

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