Our last point of call was Dubai. It was excruciatingly hot. Dubai boasts over fifty five star hotels and one seven star. Here you can receive free of charge a gold plated I pad when you pay your rent for the night. Of course you will be fifteen thousand dollars poorer.
Dubai has an indoor ski run with lifts and everything, it boasts the richest horse race, tennis tournaments and all to attract tourists when the oil runs out.
The artificial Palm islands are incredible with thousands of homes on each of the branches.
The whole area smells of money.
We are now at home with the very sad news that Ed Carroll with whom we exchanged homes had a major cerebral haemorrage and is not expected to survive.