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A Night in Dubai

Thus begins this summer's travel adventure to Uganda and Rwanda. I'm on my way to Uganda to serve as advance crew for Dean Starr, Mrs. Starr, and Colleen Graffy. We will be following up on the internship programs Pepperdine law has there and furthering our collaborative work with the courts. The next two weeks should be interesting!

As of now, I am on a 12-hour layover in Dubai. I arrived via Emirates Airlines, which was quite impressive. A long 16-hour flight, but a smooth ride and beautiful plane nonetheless (I woke up in the middle of night to find the ceiling covered in stars—the first flight I've been on with a fiber optic faux night sky). The airport was even more impressive—it's huge with expansive halls. I went through customs and arrived at the hotel around 8 p.m. Sadly, all the night tours start quite a bit earlier, so I could not really see the sights of Dubai tonight. I walked around for about an hour outside and saw a few landmarks from a distance. I might add that it was 95 degrees still at 10 p.m.

In a few minutes, it's off to Uganda! I will try to get a post up as soon as possible from Kampala—not sure what the internet situation will be next evening.