Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Green Mile

Dubai, UAE. One liter of petrol costs $0.47 and one kWh -- $0.062. It takes some 45 km to burn a liter of gas, and around 5 km to buzz a kilowatt. Yet, for the green enthusiasts there is a shed where they can hire a Nissan Leaf or a Chevrolet Volt, or even a Tesla.
We spotted the rental in the morning, and when walked by later in the evening, Smart and Fisker were gone. Promise to post a picture later, when we catch them. Or drive. Bzz...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Dance to the Music (of the New Year's Eve Dubai Fireworks)

We thought, the mission was impossible and nothing in Dubai can surprise us with its gigantonomous scale anymore... Fountains? Burj Al Arab lighting? Burj Khalifa heights? Burj Khalifa fireworks? Come on, we saw the preparations, we saw the fireworks boxes being mounted onto the Burj's planes, we challenged the security around the area and once got past three of the guards, as close as it can be! With all this technicalities, we thought, okay, another fireworks in Dubai.

Yet time and again, we are standing there like children, watching it and capturing the truly festive atmosphere around.

Well, and a Happy New Year 2012 to you!