Hey hey - Jacky and I have started our two week vacation from Qatar (inter-semester two week break) with a safe landing in England. I'm typing this from the lobby of the Sheraton Heathrow.
We had an amazing day in Dubai yesterday. The world's largest building - the Burj Khalifa is certainly impressive - and we had a wander down to the creekside souq and the Burjaman Center which was close to where we were staying. It's a gigantic mall - even bigger than the large malls in Doha. There was a floor show of Cossack dancers that was utterly amazing - I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was world class and put on for free in this mall. They also had a show by a UK Brittany Spears impersonator - she was certainly busty and blond enough! I was a little shocked that this was deemed acceptable in an Islamic context. Given that unmarried couples are not allowed the fake Brittany was a shock.
We're off tomorrow to our next location - central London in the Chelsea area. I know I know - I'll have to close my eyes and pretend it's Highbury. I'll aim to update you on our adventures over the next two weeks - highlights will be a trip to Brugges and a trip to see Christine in Bury (and watching a Rochdale game at home!!). Hopefully I'll be able to include some photos along the way.
Caio for now - ka kite ano - as salam alaykum - Love and peace - Wozza