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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:45 pm 
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Dive boy, why don't you fire up an around the world Elgin?

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:54 pm 
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Young Merritt has arrived for a winter vacation in Detroit. Unfortunately he has not seen many sights and sounds...yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:14 pm 
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HamiltonIllinois wrote:
Young Merritt has arrived for a winter vacation in Detroit. Unfortunately he has not seen many sights and sounds...yet.


Good stuff Rick. My hand is up to reeceive him back when you are done showing him around..... I'm about to commence a business development role based in Dubai with responsibility for Europe, Africa, the Middle East plus Russia and the Stans. Tons of travel, tons of photo ops for the little guy.

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:58 pm 
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HamiltonIllinois wrote:
Young Merritt has arrived for a winter vacation in Detroit. Unfortunately he has not seen many sights and sounds...yet.


Needs to visit a local pub, no? 8 mile?

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
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I'm about to commence a business development role based in Dubai with responsibility for Europe, Africa, the Middle East plus Russia and the Stans. Tons of travel...

Roger, that is unbelievable! Think of the frequent flyer miles! :lol:

P.S. I haven't forgotten I owe you a note. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:13 am 
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HamiltonIllinois wrote:
Young Merritt has arrived for a winter vacation in Detroit. Unfortunately he has not seen many sights and sounds...yet.


Needs to visit a local pub, no? 8 mile?


LOL, I have been waiting for a proper snowstorm to take him skiing, but this winter that seems impossible. We could visit 8 Mile... but I then might need to use my CPL to get him home safe. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:13 am 
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Well now that Hayden is gone and in the absence of young Merritt, it's up to my latter day Ventura to be pressed into service.....

Here we are earlier today in front of the Burj Al Arab, the 3rd tallest hotel in the world and about 10 minutes down the road from my new abode in Dubai.



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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
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I'd love to see a few pics of your new digs. The place is Africa was pretty swanky by any standard.

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
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Dave wrote:
I'd love to see a few pics of your new digs.


Dave you should know better than to encourage me....

We arrived in Dubai one month ago today. Never been there before but now it's home. Went into temporary accommodation in the Marina District, only a few blocks from the office. Our first ever taste of "downtown" living. I must say it was a contrast to the suburbs of Zambia....

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Marina District by night. We are staying in the building on the LHS of the bridge, the one with the vertical white swoosh.

On the second night we hosted a mate of mine from Australia who was passing through Dubai and knows the place well. He suggested we go to the Rivington Restaurant at the Dubai Mall because it had a great view of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Actually, at 829.2m (2,720') it is the world's tallest artificial anything. It's difficult to get into a single frame.

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And if that wasn't impressive enough, each night it shows off.... Here it is one of its MANY show pony moments:
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Dave, you asked to see a pic of the new digs. Well, we've signed up for a place at the head of the Marina; to the centre top right of the night time shot above. We move in on Wednesday and you can bet that after a day of unpacking we will be enjoying a GnT on the balcony checking out the view:

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 Post subject: Re: Around The World Hamilton
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:shock: :shock: :shock: That is just spectacular. Welcome to civilization. :D :D :D

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