Travels 2006: Russia, Dubia, and London

Long time no blog… I’ve been on some great travels during July and the first part of August including my second trip to Novosibirsk, Russia, and my first to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and with a brief stop in London during a layover. Wonderful trips all around. Russia was wonderful, and it’s great to see it green this time and above -40°C and wonderful green everywhere.

Dubai was amazing and a bit shocking to see the insane construction including that of Burj Dubai commencing at one floor per week, soon to be the tallest building in the world. I was told one third of the world’s tower construction cranes are in Dubai! I was also fortunate enough to eat a fabulous dinner at Burj al-Arab, which really does appear to be a seven star hotel (despite the fact that there are only five stars officially ).

I have made a point to put some pictures up in my Picassa Web Album. Russia pictures here, Dubai pictures here, and London pictures are here. I created a google Earth .kmz file to mark our journey from airport to airport as we went. It is a lot of fun to open it in google Earth and press the play button to animate the trip :)

posted @ Sunday, August 20, 2006 6:25 PM

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