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Adu Dhabi Free but Censored WiFi.

Twelve hours travelling now with a quick stop and reboard the same aircraft at Singapore. While I was in Adu Dhabi international Airport TerminalSingapore I didn’t bother with the free WiFi but decided to get on some here in Abu Dhabi. It’s the middle of the night but people are everywhere. People travel at all times when it comes to an international transport hub like Adu Dhabi international airport.

12 midnight here and the airconditioning is working hard as it’s still 32 degrees outside which explains why the construction workers were still on the job. Tomorrow it’s expected to be 40.

As I write this I have another hour before we board and there are people leaning on walls and lying on floors attempting to get a little sleep with hubbub all around as others arrive and leave all the while little kids and the announcements scream in multiple languages.

I’ve still got eight hours traveling from here to get to London then the wait for my connection to Germany. So as I’ll do in Heathrow I attempted to do here, in that

I'm not allowed to play

as soon as I was on the web I went to my social network pages of Twitter & Plurk to find them blocked. WTF.

That was a shock but I suppose as I start to move away from my comfy home environment I get to see this little thing called censorship.

Makes me wonder why it would be blocked would.

*Unfortunatly I wasn’t able to post the above as my connection dropped out so now I’m sitting in an internet cafe at Heathrow waiting for  my next flight. I’ll add a couple of photos when I get access from my mac to the web.

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  • PetraNo Gravatar Wednesday, 9 July, 2008, 12:02 pm

    I remember sitting in airports waiting for connecting flights, watching the people sleep on the floor wearing any possible combination of clothes. Some of them snoring away…

    You certainly come in touch with different worlds and sometimes you wish it would not be so much of a close encounter. Television would be just fine, thank you. LOL

    It is in these moments that I become aware of how small my world and the perception of it really is.

    The journey has just begun …. take care …. and enjoy ….. last but not least just have fun.

  • Adam Daniel MezeiNo Gravatar Tuesday, 22 July, 2008, 6:58 pm

    Ian,

    Did you ask someone in the airport what the Arabic said? I’d be curious to know…

    –ADM

  • Cafe WorldNo Gravatar Sunday, 22 November, 2009, 9:16 pm

    Ian,

    with those sitting and leaning people on the ground of Adu Dhabi you reminded me of my flight from Munich to Sydney. We were supposed to had a stop in Beijing, which was correct. But then we were told that another stop is planned – in Shanghai. But it should be only for an hour.

    After an hour, when people were standing in a big queue, wishing to get on the board of our plane, we were told, that we need to wait another hour. So all the people waiting in a queue, sat on the ground in the middle of Shanghai airport.

    Eventhough we were finally waiting 8 hours, it somehow felt very friendly (maybe it was because the carpet on the airport was so comfy 🙂

  • john engineeredNo Gravatar Saturday, 14 August, 2010, 3:56 am

    Spent many hours in Dahabi waiting for connecting flight to the uk and Australia. Its an interesting time to watch people behaviour in different circumstance when you can just tell time is not on their side