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The Duneeverse

Dune bashing means driving at fast and slow  speeds over sand dunes. As the surface of the sand keeps shifting, it takes skill  and a 4x4 truck  to navigate the terrain. There  must be one great car salesman here in Qatar as ALL  the SUV's are Toyota Land Cruisers.
Run To The Sea


"Camelot."

Due to the confidentiality of my job, even I don't have any idea what I am doing here!



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Kirstenbosch Gardens and Long Beach, in Kommetjie is where Mother Nature lives.
 

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Commonly called Cape Point, this 77.50-sq-km section of Table Mountain National Park had some  awesome scenery,  deserted beaches and spectacular sea and mountain views.

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Irresistible, is a good way to describe it. @3,500 ft above sea level, it is the oldest mountain on Earth, 6x older than The Himalayas. The rocks at the summit reminded me of Honningsvåg Norway and the Arctic Circle glacier stones-truely amazing. Happy to duplicate ,Christ the Redeemer Art Deco statue pose  of Jesus Christ in Rio.


Hope lies on Table Mountain-the exact vista that Nelson Mandela looked out from his prison on Robben Island that kept him going.It is an important piece of SA culture I will take back with me and share the legacy.
Our "ocean" view
@The Table Bay Hotel




Here in Northe Cape, in the Arctic Circle, looks to me a lot like Table Mountain

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Doha's skyline looks like it was designed by architects who didn't talk to each other, didn't like each other, and engaged in experiments they could never get away with at home. And a Qatari can live anywhere without ever leaving home. A virtual Venice is around the corner. Rodeo Drive is down the block. And there are world-class restaurants in the ancient Arab souk, which was rebuilt as well.
Qatar's 250,000 citizens are, quite literally, the richest people in the world and very content with their lives in this oil-and-gas-rich speck of a nation. It's a great place to be as we close out this one lap, 365 days  around the sun.

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The Pearl at night driving in a Water Taxi

The dhow was a vessel used primarily for fishing and trade. It provides a reminder of the age of exploration, and the backdrop of the New Downtown skyline, still under construction adds contrast.  There are more spectacular photos of the eclectic architecture here,  but this Dhow screamed,  " Point and shoot. I am ready for my closeup ".

Enjoying the good life with Sarah   in Porto Arabia.




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Dubai Aquarium, Ski Dubai and The Marina






Sailing in The Persian Gulf







The sacred animal and ship of the desert, Camels,juxtaposed by the SUV's going in opposite directions seems so poetic and symbolic as the past and the future meet in the all encompassing Then and Now in harmony...and yet...



The desert seems empty but hides many possibilities.