Gavin is blogging from Georgia. At the moment he’s on the tourist trail in Tblisi, but he’s headed for the Caucusus in a few days. I would encourage you to check in with his blog as he does the travelling/photographing thing of the country, which bears very obvious signs of the recent conflict with Russia:
I guess getting the tourist thing out of the way first is a good thing. But even while doing the tourist things there are signs of the recent conflict. We passed a communications antenna damaged by Russian bombing (no good photos), and a few places where refugees from Ossetia (will be returning to some of those later) are temporarily residing. One school down the road is housing refugees, with the inevitable images of clothes drying on the school railings.
I meant to have the Dubai posts up, along with one on Fujairah, but I’m in the middle of moving house and so this has been delayed. Soon, dear reader, soon.
We’re rushing headlong towards the paper’s launch and things have really got busy, hence the lightness of blogging. I’m looking forward to getting this show on the road (or newsstands, anyway).
Some of the more popular search terms used to find this blog over the last couple of months:
Martin Newland Abu Dhabi
WTF is up with that last one?
I’m quite pleased to have racked up more than 10,000 visits since starting this blog. The landmark was set by somebody from Arizona who, sadly, spent no more than 1 second here. You can’t win ’em all.
…at breakneck speed. I have less than one week to furnish an apartment and move in, and I technically started work this afternoon so I’m going to be up against it. Pics and more posts to follow soon.