Re-Entry is Hard – #Travel

Travel in the UAE

      View from plane as we approached Dubai – all photos by Bruce Sallan

I am writing this column, again on a plane, two weeks after returning home from my incredible trip to 13 countries, 21 cities, in 38 days (mostly in India and Africa). I’m on a very short flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. It’s a piece of cake in comparison to the 17-hour flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta, Georgia, which was just one leg of my trip home. Heck, there’s only a one-hour time change. We were 10-12 hours ahead on the other trip.

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Dubai to Mumbai: Decadence and Deprivation

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                                                  All photos by Bruce Sallan

Going from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to various stops in India is about as stark a change as one can imagine. Dubai is a 42-year-new country with unlimited resources and a tiny (indigenous) population of 1 million, while India has been around since well before the birth of Christ and its 1.2 billion inhabitants account for 18% of the world’s human beings.

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The World’s Tallest Building

In this short video, come with me as I go – in real time – up 124 floors to the observation deck at the Burj al Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which is in Dubai. All in one take, this 2 1/2 minute video takes you up, with me, the entire elevator ride and then onto the deck nearly 1/2 mile high in the sky! THAT is how tall the building is. What a view. Truly out of this world!