Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What a trip to Dubai gets me

Some Arabic CDs, special saffron curry powder, a fancy version of my Lipton tea, and Smarties (I don't care for M&Ms, but I love Smarties and you can't get them here).

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A bit of woven fabric.

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Oh, and this adorable little doll family that was originally intended for D's little brother. We quickly decided that we would appreciate it more. Don't worry - he got a giant Kinder egg thing and some other goodies.

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And some amazing photos. (All credits to D)

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A wandering camel out on the sand dunes

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They got taken in by some people who cooked them a fabulous meal

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The ceiling of the tent D slept in

Jealous? I know I am.

28 comments:

  1. lordy, those are some beautiful photos! i'd have commandeered the nesting dolls as well (though i do hope we get a report on the contents of the kinder egg from dubai, too).

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  2. the gifts are great, but i'm absolutely blown away by D's photography. that camel will look fabulous when framed up on that blue wall!

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  3. How marvelous! I would love to visit :) D's Photography is smashing!

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  4. He's so lucky to have gotten to visit! And I agree his pictures are wonderful. I am daydreaming of lying under a tent like that in the warm weather.

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  5. such gorgeous shots!!! I would be jealous too. and great surprises too.

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  6. Wow. Big-time wow.

    Next time, see if you can climb into one of D's suitcases ... :)

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  7. Nice treats! Love the tent ceiling.

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  8. Whoo, score on the dolls! (Beautiful against that blue, too!) And the other goodies, of course -- But definitely uber-score on the photography! That camel photo is crazy cool, and very nice shot of the tent, too -- way to go to your D!

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  9. Definitely jealous. What an awesome trip.

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  10. Wonderful photos. I love Smarties too. I get them here. I wonder if they are the same just different packaging?

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  11. You are sweet to lend your camera to one mr.smartie.
    love the shots and the souvenirs.
    pve

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  12. mm. i'd *kill* to go to dubai. those are such gorgeous photos!

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  13. gorgeous photos! the dolls are so cute and i LOVE smarties!just bought a mini chocolate egg filled with smarties inside, yum!

    xx

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  14. D did your camera proud- the photos are beautiful! Would you mind sharing more about why did he go on this trip, to make tents? I'm not a camp kind of gal, but if I had a tent like the one he slept it I think I could learn to live outside.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. your D is a genius!
    the camel photo is gorgeous, just amazing!

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  16. love the photos.....they are fabulous
    but i really want the smarties...i grew up near canada and we would go there every summer, and i always got smarties! enjoy

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  17. I lurve the dolls. I think they need to star in a movie.

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  18. The first photo is gorgeous! I love getting little gifts from far-off places... I hope you enjoy all your goodies! :-)

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  19. Wow what exciting souvenirs! Definitely different than your average key chain

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  20. i want to go to dubai ... and would love to come back with photos like that. also i LOVE smarties too. they are yum, yum, yummy!

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  21. oh my gosh, d certainly left the neighborhood! and heck yeah, i'm jealous. thanks for the glimpse. kathi

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  22. Did you go to Dubai? One of my best friends (really like a brother) lives there...

    Smarties! Haven't seen any in forever! Let alone eaten any...

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  23. Wowee! What incredible photos---of the treats AND of Dubai!

    As a Canadian I am ALL too familiar with Smarties--we have some sitting in the cupboard now! As an M&M's girl I don't understand the Smarties appeal, but the huz is loyal and true to them!

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  24. gosh, i would love to sleep in that tent. thanks for sharing these great photos.

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  25. Wow! Gorgeous photos and that tent looks beautiful - I'd love to sleep somewhere like that. Your gifts look cute but as for the smarties vs M&M's - it has to be M&M's every time. I think this comes of being brought up on smarties that they seem pretty ordinary!

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  26. I love those nesting dolls! Utterly adorable.

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