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It’s not a major revelation to say that I travel… a lot.  Over the past ten years I have flown over a million kilometers, which is equivalent to flying twenty-five times around the globe, or to the moon and back (and halfway there again).  This happened over four-hundred flights with more than two months – day and night – up in the air.  I’ve been as far north as Iceland, down south to South Africa, east to Seoul and west to San Francisco.

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After some time off from business travel, there is no escaping it… It’s time to play catch-up with work starting with a visit to the head office in France.  It’s been great having some free time with the family and, thinking of my flight early tomorrow morning, I miss them already.  So we’re off to play on bikes and onto a nice evening meal.

The shot of the Wataniya plane was taken back in March when I was shooting the MotoCross event.

Whilst I always try to capture my travels when on business, I am inevitably more focussed on the task at hand.  Phone-calls and discussions with colleagues mean many opportunities are simply missed.  Being on holiday allows me more concentration on my photography.

This post summarises my journey – looking out of my window seat.  My favourite shot is the one above of the Thames and Houses of Parliament.  Have a look at the larger version for more detail.

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From 30,000 feet, a dust storm is rather beautiful.  That’s what we should do in fact: we should build stations high up where the weather is both cooler and dust-free. Just look at that blue sky!

Even dust seems to produce beauty:  I love the view above – taken from our cruising altitude.  Dubai wasn’t anywhere near as dusty as Kuwait – but it was a ‘yellow’ journey from start to finish.  Below are a few shots from the trip, starting with the airport, Dubai, the ‘World’ and Kuwait.  

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to Dubai.  I will be going there a few times over the next month or two.  This doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped there on the way, or the way back, from somewhere.  I suppose anyone with wings has to stop there at some point.

I managed to catch a glimpse of Sh. Zayed Road from the air very early this morning. You can see Emirates Towers if you open the larger version.