As I was traveling my last leg, I left Frankfurt and flew SE towards the Persian Gulf. We actually flew over Bagdad, Dubai. I saw the Black Sea, and portions of Qatar…over the India Ocean. I have seen Iraq from above. That was just cool. I grew up knowing about these places, but now I have sen them, traveled over them, pretty cool.
As soon as you get off the plane, you feel the hea=t and smel a mix of sage and jasmine in the air. Lots and lots of people with a myriad of languages, and ethnicities. The trafic is insane, dropping off people and trying to get out of it can nearly kill you.
We got a taxi from the airport to the home we are staying in. I am so glad I don’t drive. There was so much honking and lights flashing. Which is considered polite here.
The air has a distinctive smell in the van we are riding in. Stronger jasmine sent with some flowers are draped on the rear view mirror. The city is a mix of new and old buildings. The roads are like spigetti, I thought I was going to die…just kidding sweet wife… the driver was very skilled…and there was a lot of honking.
We got to the home safely, tok off our shoes, got our room with large fans and a cooler. I slept like a rock.