Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
However, I promised pictures from around EMEA, so here is one. The really dark thing on the right is the bridge that connects Europe to Asia. The equally dark thing at the bottom is the body of water that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. There were oil tankers passing every three minutes to fetch Russian oil. The only thing that is lit up is an old castle that prevented unauthorized ships from passing through this straight. There is a twin castle on the opposite bank.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The world's largest mall, the Dubai Mall, has over 1.2 million square feet and 1200 retail stores. It houses the world's largest acrylic panel aquarium and an underwater zoo.
Since the competing mall has a ski slope, this one has an ice rink:
So what pays for all of this? Oil, of course. But there are other sources. After I sent my first photo from the last blog post, I received a message that I had just spent 25 Euros. That's right, 25 Euros to email one low resolution picture!