121 JED — Flying to Saudi Arabia to see AlUla, Jeddah airport aquarium, Emirates cost cutting, Indy travel philosophy
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121 JED — Flying to Saudi Arabia to see AlUla, Jeddah airport aquarium, Emirates cost cutting, Indy travel philosophy

"What are you going to Saudi Arabia for?" asked the puzzled flight attendant — Paul was flying to Jeddah, to then drive 8 hours, to reach one of the places of his dreams: the Nabataeans tombs of Al-'Ula. From sand to copper, the massive new Jeddah terminal is impressive, and big, and really big, and has the highest airport tower in the world, and they even built an …aquarium (!?)

No champagne, broken seat and flimsy IFE — is Emirates still what it used to be? (Yes, and no).

An X never marks the spot, how travel is about dealing with ambiguity too (and …“we named the dog Indiana”). 

(Yes, we talk about the World Cup too)

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