14H 20M

Last night in Dubai. Tomorrow early morning flying to New York. The longest flight of my life: 14H 20M no stop. Previous records: a trip to Singapore (about 13H) and several to LAX (12H). So strange to spend one full day up in Airworld. Back to Earth soon.

JBR & the Dubai Eye

Dubai. Where road works and constructions go relentlessy 24 hours per day. One of these brand new towers + hotel + resort is rising just in front of my hotel of course. So I cannot sleep, works will continue all night long, a piece of Jumeirah beach already disappeared, workers will rise in a few weeks what we are used to build in five years (take the Milan Expo 2015; it will be ready the night before the opening ceremony).

Oh, and I googled a bit and I’ve discovered what the hell they’re building here.

Ready

Ready to leave – Dubai, then New York. Back to Milan next Monday. Meetings. Then a couple of days of relax. Time to go.

Climate change

Just realised that next week I will move from the 5º miserable degrees (C) of a rainy Milan to the 28º of a shiny Dubai and then back to  -5º of a freezing New York. The challenge now will be what to put on my cabin suitcase. (*)

(*) the author of this blog follows strict unbreakable policies – no suitcase will be boarded. Just cabin. No boarding. Never.

Changing plans

And so I had to cancel my trip to Nigeria – with some regret. The Show moved to the second half of March; but my VISA will expire on March the 11th. Considering my next trips to Dubai and NYC and the fact that it will take at least 10-15 days to get a new permission to travel from the Nigerian consulate in Rome, I will never be able to get anything in time.

Only chance would be to get 2 passports, which is simply an unrealisable dream, being an Italian citizen.