A day in Dubai – 2018 edition
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Spending a day in Dubai on a stopover, 11 years after my first visit.
“Wave goodbye to the beloved jet that took us to new heights.”
“I bought an original 1970s hopper on eBay and practised on a nearby hill.”
“The Bost Hotel, a relic of America’s mid-20th-century presence in Helmand Province, has survived despite being at the center of decades of war.”
“Amid fears that most of the world’s corals will vanish by 2050, hope blooms in the form of an environmentally friendly restoration technique, as witnessed off the island of Koh Ha.”
“Thanks to Act 22, the 51st state has become a playground for crazy-rich Americans looking to save money—so long as they’re okay cutting ties to the mainland.”
“In Pontevedra, the usual soundtrack of a Spanish city has been replaced by the tweeting of birds and the chatter of humans.”
A metro-style map of Pontevedra shows typical walking times.
“Always wanted to see the world famous temple complex at Angkor Wat, but don’t feel like going all the way to Cambodia? Don’t worry, China has you covered.”
“The breakthrough has raised hopes the vessel will be excavated next year, in time for the 250th anniversary of Cook’s arrival in Australia.”
I’ll be following this story to see where the wreckage ends up. Of course I hope it ends up in Australia, but I wouldn’t begrudge it staying in Newport given its rich maritime history.
“Canadians and Australians up to the age of 35 can now take a gap year in each others countries under the ‘Working Holiday Maker’ scheme.”
I did a working holiday in the UK and Ireland, and given the chance I would have taken this opportunity in Canada as well.
Photographer Jon Carmichael’s photo of the total eclipse is being called “history’s most amazing photo” and was taken while flying on Southwest Airlines.
“Welcome to the inaugural Photobox Instagram Photography Awards (PIPAs) - a celebration of the best photography posted onto the world’s favourite photo-sharing social network.”
A new walkway along the canal that separates District 1 and Binh Thanh District.