Sep 062014
 

I am heading To London and Edinburgh…

I haven’t been in Edinburgh since I left it 5 years ago, I still have friends in there. I am excited 🙂

 


Jul 252012
 

I visited Vancouver last week, I really like it. Green, open space, ocean , mountains, polite people.I will try to move there 2013 or 2014.

I wanna take another vacation in mid September. Destination? I don’t know. Some possibilities:

1-France: Paris (got family there)

2-France: Alsace (got friends there, and they will be reading this here)

3-Scotland: Edinburgh (had a life there and friends)

4-Spain : not sure where.

5-Italy: not sure where

6-Sweden: Stockholm

 

Jul 282008
 

No Smoking on airplanes is something that everyone is used to, that’s why heavy smokers hate flying, imagine a 12 hour flight with no smoking for someone who is used to smoke a pack a day, that’s harsh.

I am very happy with this rule, since I am an avid non-smoker, and the smell of cigarettes just pisses me off and makes me very aggressive, also I like to keep my lung as clean as possible (kinda hard when I lived in Beirut most of my life, but hey one less pollutant is one less pollutant 🙂 ) .So basically I am really thankful for all the health bureaucrats that decided that this is in the benefit for everybody on the airplane, since polution kills people!

On the other hand,  they missed another kind of pollution, which on an airplane is very bad , NOISE Pollution! Okay, they can’t do anything about noise engines, which I am not asking to since it doesn’t bother me, it just becomes part of the background as a low humming noise and its possible to sleep. But the main noise polutant on airplane are (drums rolling): BABIES! yeah BABIES! When I am standing in the queue to board the airplane I start counting the amount of kids and babies that are boarding with us, to calculate the rate of stress that’s gonna be on the airplane, specially if there are babies under the age of 3!

Everyone knows that babies ‘ ears  are very sensitive to pressure, the minute they are on the airplane they will start crying, no matter how long the flight lasts, that’s guaranteed. Parents are to blame, we do not need a crying baby for 12 hours! its not our problem that you have to travel, the other people are not really happy about your baby not letting us sleep for hours,  not only that, the stress that causes us is huge, and if you don’t really know, STRESS KILLS! yes parents you are contributing with our slow death from stress!Thank you very much!

So I propose that airlines have some flights that are babies free as much as they are smoking free, or even better, some limited flights that babies are allowed in! round all the parents with crying babies together and let them suffer the consequence and stress of their crying babies all together, maybe it would punish them enough for deciding to bring them into this overpopulated , polluted, about-to-be-flooded world.

Thanks for reading my harsh post, but I am still stressed from yesterday’s 5 hours-3 babies crying- Flight!

 Posted by at 9:51 am
Jul 112007
 

So I was in London for 5 days, basically to see Metallica in Wembley stadium which was on Sunday, London is almost an exact opposite of Edinburgh, its wild, chaotic , exciting all the time, and the weather , compared to Edinburgh, is heavenly.

I am seriously considering applying for jobs here as well, its just cool :). Don’t take me wrong, Edinburgh is very cool, but really I am really tired of being sick here, the weather is so unstable, so humid, and so unpredictable that it gets you.We are in July and it feels like winter in Lebanon, no even worse. It gets on your nerves after a while.Imagine, me , a Person coming from the middle east, got sun burned when I came to London and sat in the park for some hours(just to show how for the last 10 months I barely saw the sun).

Anyway, what was I doing in the park?Well… It wasn’t any park, it was the famous Hyde park to be specific, and I was basically having a beer laying down on the grass watching the tour de France time trials on a Big screen while the cyclists were rotating around the park.It was a festival there as well, all sports and cycling oriented, including French food and merchandises and some greasy, unhealthy but very yummy English food :P. I even tried things called churros …YUMMY.

London’s transport system is cool, specially the underground is efficient, a bit expensive (like everything else in London), and gets packed at peek hours pretty badly, you would laugh when you see people stacked in inside like sardines.

Generally people there are okay, not as friendly as people in Edinburgh, but its to be expected from a big city with over 7 million people, its also so mixed; Edinburgh seems like China with some Scottish, Greek and other minor tourists, its sometimes annoying that its not very mixed, well its to be expected from a city mainly built around its University and where its well know within China.bleh.

Now a very important thing, since London is more mixed, women are from all around the globe, its also a trendy city which means there is a lot of different type of beauty and they all keep up with fashion, and they take care of themselves much more than people in Edinburgh do. I will make a comparison between the two cities soon.

Generally it was kinda fun there, but since I was alone I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could, and I only had 3 full days to take advantage of, its very very expensive, if you want to go think triple at least for everything in Lebanon (I had 26 pounds Steak,thought…it was the best steak I ever had…). Oh and if you ever want to go there, don’t be cheap with the hotel… I went to a cheap hotel, Called Queens Hotel, WHAT A DISASTERRRR…cracked walls, and basic stuff aren’t found there, they don’t give you the typical bathroom stuff like shampoo , not even a damn TOWEL, and there is an old lady at the reception who was very very rude, I arrived at 10:30 pm and I was dead tired, I asked if they serve any food she replied in a rude way:” just don’t go there, we only serve Breakfast in here”. So I went in to put my stuff and on my way out, I asked again to confirm if they stay 24 hours on the reception: she replied also in a rude way: “I already told you the first time”. So what ever you do, don’t go to Queens Hotel 33 Anson Road next to Tufnell Park, oh and btw it was not that cheap… 227 pounds for 4 nights in a shitty place…not cheap at all…the room was barely half my own room in here.The Tv had 4 channels, One day I had to shower in very cold water, there was a boiler next to my room and it was very noisy, there were no insect grill on the windows, so I couldn’t open the window and it was hot like hell…

Anyway, Enough of the bad things…METALLICA WAS AWESOMEEEEEEEEEE … They rocked Wembley Stadium, there were thousands of people, The stadium is huge and they played only old songs not from the St Crap Album, and on top of that they said they are coming next year and with a new album :).

Wooohooooooooo

 Posted by at 8:57 am