The New Double Decker

Nothing says London like the Double Decker buses and the black cabs, for some reason these buses and cabs only feel right in London and no where else. The taxis have gotten updates over the years and now finally they have come up with a new design which is supposed to come into the streets of London by 2012, a few at a time I think. The worst bus they ever made for London were those long extended ones, with a rubber piece in the middle, those long buses cause a lot of traffic and more annoying then they were useful. Back in 2005 they got a few of those and said they were the future of buses but thankfully they came to their senses and realized that those extended buses only cause more traffic. Now these buses got the facelift they needed and hopefully the technology as well. And the wacky guy in the suit standing in some of the pictures is the Mayor of London.

Link: Autoblog


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Dubai and Back

This was one hell of a quick trip, we were going to have some fun and enjoy the premiere of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. We flew out on Wataniya round 9 am, 10 guys, carrying very little, just a few back packs and I had my camera. Landed headed out to the bus we had booked which turned out to be a school bus and a disaster, so we canceled the bus and were laughing our heads off, this is the beginning of a funny day trip.

Lunch at Meat Company with the best Rib Eye I have had in a little while, Meat Co never disappoints. After our meal we headed straight to Mall of the Emirates to walk around before going to the movie theater. We had 10 Gold Class seats booked and it is honestly one of the most comfortable seats in any movie theater I have been to and many can agree to that. 2 hours and 30 minutes later I was still excited from the movie, and we are keeping to a schedule.

We head to Dubai mall and decided to split up and go in different directions, to meet up at the main entrance an hour and half later to head to the airport and check in. We walked past the aquarium and I spent a good hour at Kinokuniya bookstore and I bought some very odd books this time around, some were comic books, some were anime illustration books, and some were just plain different.

We took off to the airport around 10:15 pm to check in and we made it relatively quickly. We checked into Wataniya Airlines and they were a bit in shock to find so many energetic guys all together and want to be seated together. One note, never take the exit seats or Row 8 on any of Wataniyas Airbus A320s because those seats can’t move and the arm rests are solid pieces so they annoy your legs. By 1am we were home and about to pass out, what a ridiculously fun trip and booking well ahead you can get the ticket for 45 KD.