Archive for March, 2012

063/366 burj khalifa



063/366 burj khalifa, originally uploaded by ajbrusteinthreesixfive.

originally known as the Burj Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is known around the world as the tallest man made structure. And it towers well over all the tallest buildings or tallest structures or anything humans have ever made. Pretty amazing, and perfectly fit in Dubai, the man-made tallest/biggest/most expensive everything in the world. Anyway, it was a great trip to Dubai and really my only problem with the country is that Flickr is actually banned there… Thank you VPN for giving me access – which leads to my other problem – the wifi completely sucks everywhere in Dubai. So even though I had access, i could hardly use the internet anyway…

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062/366 lost in dubai

gotta say, I didn’t luck out with the weather. In Dubai for a week, working for all but 1 night and 1 day, so hoped to get some nice skies during that free time. Didn’t happen. All the beautiful blue skies came and went during the working days and I was left with dusty sandy skies the last two days. Oh well. Anyway, that is the Burj Al Arab, the only 7 star hotel in the world. Can’t even get close to it without reservations for $100 tea or $1000+ room. Got close enough to see the colors at night though.

061/366 hot tea in a hot place

can’t really understand why people here in Dubai or anywhere in the Middle East like drinking hot tea. There is a saying in English like “Trying to sell Popsicles to Eskimos” and this sounds remarkably similar. But they do – and although I am not a huge tea fan, the tea was good. And the tea pot is even better. I’ve gotta say, I absolutely love Dubai and I hope I can come again.