Having ruled the skies for over three decades, Concorde stands quietly by the side of the BA Maintenance hangers at Heathrow opposite runway 27L and admires all the new 'kids on the block' who land and take-off in front of her. I miss the daily thundery noise that she used to make (everyday at 4pm) over south London coming in from JFK.
With an ever fast growing world...aircraft manufacturers need to build faster and more fuel efficient aircraft. The faster the world uses up all the oil, the faster they discover the Next Big Sustainable Energy product. We're (passengers) only dong our bit for the planet by putting the bets down for that!
Photo taken from a BA A321 as we landed on the southern runway at Heathrow.
It's always a sheer delight to fly over Central London while making the final approach to London Heathrow Airport...best view in town...takes about 5 minutes to land from this point...but takes 2 HOURS to get back home to Dulwich.
Suriname was a Dutch colony, which perhaps explains the presence of a large number of Surinamese people in Holland (around 300,000). This was the first time I had tried Surinamese cuisine. The food was scrumptious to say the least and the setting provided a unique experience. Highly recommended if you like to try exotic world food! Lots of Surinamis speak Hindi. Their ancestors were taken from Bihar.
A quick stop-over in Rotterdam proved to provide not much time at hand....but still managed to grab the best of the city (albeit the sad weather).
The new year starts with an action packed January, and a feeling that 2014 is going to be much better than 2013...or any other year before that.
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