… to visit Dubai
Dubai lives for attention and that a pretty good reason for me.
… visitar o Dubai
O Dubai vive para ter atenção e isso é razão suficiente para mim.
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My li’l sister is marrying a British Boy in two months. Now, we’ve both been brought up in a near global fashion – what with our parents being globe-trotters and having many friends from overseas visiting and staying with us. Sometimes though, no matter how international our upbringing, India seeps in. We don’t really notice it as much till we’re in the middle of sharing some story or the other over a drink and we suddenly realise, the other guy would probably not understand why we were so bizarre and still not sound like this guy.
But there are ways, no matter how deceptive the accent or the looks, that you can spot an Indian.
We never throw anything away -
Broken china, Pepsi bottles and take away containers included. Perhaps it’s an unwritten rule that you never throw away anything that is gifted or that has been of really good use but no matter how much I have tried to get my extended family to either re-cycle or throw away their old stuff, including buying them new and fancier crockery, they only get put in those infamous show cases.
Our house is a shrine -
Like all Indians, we have a “showcase” bang in the middle of our living and dining rooms filled with things that we don’t need, never use and those that keep you up at night with their stares. And since we’re catholic, most of the presents we receive which are then hoarded makes it feel like we could kill Damien Omen even before he enters our house.
Yes, you can thank me later!
… to visit the Dead Sea
“Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level.”
… visitar O Mar Morto
“Sem dúvia um dos mais belos locais do mundo, a Vale de Rifte da Jordânia é uma dramática, maravilhosa paisagem, que no Mar Morto, se encontra a mais de 400 m abaixo do nível do mar."
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… to visit Shanghai
“The most dynamic city in the world’s fastest- changing nation, Shanghai is an exhilarating, ever-morphing metropolis that isn’t just living China’s dream, but is setting the pace for the rest of the world.”
… visitar Xangai
“Sendo a cidade mais dinâmica do país com a mais rápida mudança do mundo, Xangai é uma metrópole, divertida que não está apenas a viver o sonho da China, mas está a ditar o ritmo para o resto do mundo.”
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