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Sitting in the airport on Dubai

Got in with no problems. Actually, the whole trip has gone really, really smoothly so far. I think that part of it is that I am flying on “off” days and the airports aren’t so busy. Flight took off and got in right on time. The piolet said that it was “a little warm at 30 degrees celcius.” My rough conversion puts that at around 2000 degrees farenheight. It sure does seem like it coming from NYC and dressed in jeans, a wool sweater, and a light jacket. Those are all of the cool weather clothes that I brought. I knew I would need them in NYC and they wouldn’t actually fit into my luggage, so i wore them over. Can’t wait to pack that sweater until I go to Malta..Anyway, I’ve wandered around a little and I’m trying to decide if I want to get a hotel room or not. I’m willing to bet that I can’t afford one here, but I am beat, really need a shower, and the prospect of sleeping in the airport doesn’t really appeal. It is quite a bit better here than any other terminal I’ve ever been in, they have nice chez lounges availible in “quiet lounges” to sleep. Despite that, I do see quite a few people stretched out on the floor… wonder what that’s all about. I’ve also come face to face with my first “foreign” concept, the squat toilet. It’s amazing how intimidating it is when you first open a stall and see one… Anyway, I think I’ll wander around a little, maybe buy a new shirt (this one is a little grungy now) and settle in for a nap in the lounge. Not sure when I’ll be able to post from Sana’a, but I will as soon as I can!

Isaac

4 replies on “Sitting in the airport on Dubai”

Okay, this is the part where you use your toydigital camera, and take pictures for those of us who will probably never leave the country. Yes, I really do want to see what an airport in Dubai looks like.

You have to be kidding me, take a picture in the bathroom of an airport? They’d have me arrested (rightly so I might add). I have taken someoicturees of my room and have scouted out a few more, but I still feel like a foreigner, a little too conspicious, I’d feel really embarassed taking pictures in the Souks (markets) or even just walking down the street. Yes, it’s a little silly, but I do want to get comfortable first. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of pictures to come, the trick will be to find an internet cafe with a decent upload speed…

Isaac

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