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I found this video on YouTube. Reminds me of the Jetsons. This is travel in 2121. I think most of this is possible in the next 5-10 years. Well almost at least, I doubt the bit with the Martians will happen anytime soon.

Bomb Scare at Indian Airport

In: Travel

I took the picture above at Chennai airport. This is at the section just after immigration. As you can see, everybody (except Ro and I) were crowding at one spot, all of them trying to get a glimpse of the bomb. Yes, there was a bomb alert, with a guy in full bomb disposal armor and 2 [...]

I found this very interesting chart on global airline traffic at Amadeus. It’s based on a study between airconomy and Amadeus. I’m not surprised to see the 13.4% increase in air travel between Asian countries and the Middle East. Looks like Qatar Airways and Emirates are the key players boosting air traffic to/from and via [...]

Our tour guide took us to the famous Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens at Kandy in Sri Lanka. The garden was very nicely laid out with lots of interesting species of trees, herbs and flowers. They had a lot of exotic looking plants as well and some great landscaping. Even more interesting were the dozens (or [...]

Poo Paper Anyone?

In: Fun Times, Travel

Yes, you read that sign correctly. “Poo Paper Sold Here”. And you thought you were saving trees by not using paper! Think again. The paper you are using could have started out as elephant poo.  All the more reason to go digital and save paper. I caught that sign while visiting the elephant orphanage in Sri [...]

Suits Look Better on Eagles

In: Travel

These eagle headed mannequins are pretty intimidating. Suits look great on them but for some reason those piercing eagle eyes just make me wanna go in there and give the ol bird a good punch in the face. Caught the above at the Stefano Ricci showroom at Pearl Qatar.

Hanging Gardens of Qatar

In: Travel

Saw this nice “hanging garden” at the Oryx Rotana in Doha today. It looked amazing. A huge floating flower pot. Well it wasn’t actually floating, it just looked that way. There were two steel cables from the adjacent pillars that kept it suspended.

Package, Packege or Pacakge?

In: Fun Times, Travel

Amazing, isn’t it! You want to sell your “Packages”. You prepare this fancy layout for your mailer and you get all the spellings correct except the spelling of your main product … the “Package” … three different spellings (well at least one was correct). And when you download the fancy PDF list of hotels, the [...]

Starting today, all passengers travelling to or via Qatar will need to follow the new arrival and transfer guide. It’s high time the Doha International Airport got organised. I’ve been through that terminal quite a few times already and the long queues and crowd of confused people going through to transfers hasn’t improved. The rather [...]

Amadeus released a report recently on how the Middle East region is set to become the world’s leading travel hub. And by Middle East they are referring mainly to UAE & Saudi Arabia. It’s a nice read and gives a great idea about how each region is compared and all the factors that are considered. [...]

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