Sunday, August 26, 2012

How to NOT go to Nepal

What happens when China has a baby with India?


Easily one of the most gorgeous, breathtaking, blah blah blah, I'm going to stop trying to describe it in words now. Nepal is nepal. You should go before you die. And you should go ready to camp out and climb and really rough it out, unlike the way I did.

"Family" vacays are just not the best in Nepal, in my opinion at least. Well, atleast not with kids. We (My dad, mom and bro) are all fully grown adults and we could handle ourselves through the craziness. By craziness, I mean the constant moving/driving, different place everynight, a jampacked day schedule and the unlimited drinking and smoking. I could just barely handle myself.

Cray family bonding. We saw everything from cremations to monkeys to temples, mountains, marijuana and rhinos. BUT, OMG THE SPIDERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I died. If you weren't an arachnophobic before, you will be after Nepal.


Monday, August 6, 2012

How to make a change.

The Change Initiative.

I've been seeing this building/billboards/ads/cards around for a while. I know exactly what it is promoting - a sustainable lifestyle. Recycled, homegrown, local suppliers, organic, rah rah rah, bla bla bla.

Finally trolled in there today. Simply put; it's a "sustainable" ikea. A hippie's ikea. No.. actually, IKEA would never sell a 21,000AED couch. So, its like a rich person's pathetic excuse to be eco-friendly. ugh. I don't know. It's so...Hippie Gone Wrong. BUT I guess it's a decent start for Dubai. Possibly the most eco-unfriendly city.

The only thing I thoroughly enjoyed in there was the art. It was pretty raw.