Wow..what an adventure...there were so many special moments..like a film reel in my mind..it will take a while just to run through it all.. The best part of coming home is sleeping in your own bed with your own pillows..a sweet and simple pleasure.
On Wednesday we spent the day in Dubai and went on a city tour..the contrast between Dubai and Sri Lanka was over whelming..but Dubai and anywhere else is the real world is un-believable. Here are some of the contrasts....I didn't buy a thing in Dubai..We didn't have enough time to start with and I already did my shopping with local Sri Lankan woven handwork..I am really glad we stopped there..the architecture of the buildings is amazing..that is what oil and money can do for such a small country without a civil war..
The jewels at the gold souk. It was wall to wall little shops of gold and jewelry....a warren of small lanes and alleyways filled with rows of shops all beckoning for you to come in and browse. It was a visual treat to see.
This is what fascinated me..all the spices piled high in the little markets..I only wish we would have had more time to explore these markets.