06.05.2009 38 °C
So here I am in Dubai after a VERY long flight where we had 18 children on board under the age of eight. Even with that it was actually a great flight. I had heaps of leg room and good company. I learnt some Turkish off a woman who is travelling to Istanbul to visit her parents. All in all I've had a very pleasant trip so far. Rediculous number of movie options to watch and as per usual...I didn't sleep too well.
It is 38 degrees here which was quite a shock when we got off the plane onto the tarmack.
Right now I'm waiting for my connecting flight to Istanbul. I've had a rather dissapointing coffee which was more like hot soy milk with a bit of nutmeg, which cost me...wait for it....are you sitting down? US$5!!! It was a small coffee too. Dón't think I'll have an issue with weak coffee once I'm in Turkey!
Dubai airport is strangely sparce of people right and quite a sight. It has fountains and pristine pools with huge goldfish. I'm standing at an internet kiosk - I've managed to get the last stand which is clearly designed for someone at least six foot two...I am most definately not six foot two so I feel like I'm a kid sitting at the adults table.
I can hear the sound of muslims praying which is hauntingly beautiful. Lots more of that to come
My arms are starting to hurt having to hold them so high to type so I'll sign off now.
Next stop Istanbul!