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This is a personal site that reflects my interests in news,
current affairs, aviation and travel.

email me: robert@rascott.com

London 2012
Returning to Japan
Tales from the road
The archive
Tai's travels year 8
A personal flying history
The Dubai Page
The Bangkok Page
Our Wedding
Books and More
Past Features
Moments in time
Blue Rodeo
Top Ten Lists
Your Comments

Now In Dubai:
Scott Consulting

Photo Albums
My photographs have been moved off this site and are now stored on Picasa. They were simply taking up too much space on my web host.
Please use
this link to see my list of photo albums.

Some Useful links:
World Time Clock
Exchange Rates


Project Syndicate
Amnesty International
Reporters w/o borders

The Guardian
BBC World News
CNN Asia
Bangkok Post

Daylife.com - news

Gulf News
Arabian Business
World News
WSJ - Asia
Good causes:

Sister Joan - Bangkok

Regional Info:

BKK Magazine
HK Magazine
In Singapore Magazine
TimeOut Dubai
Back in the UK:
Newton Ferrers

And for fun:
Lin Ping live panda tv


BBC Archive

National Media Museum
The British Library
Imperial War Museum

There are many other links on my AOB blog page.

Today (April 2014) click here for all


A sombre Thai new year


Emirates schedule changes during DXB runway closure


Airlines moving to DWC during Dubai runway closure


The flight of MH370


flydubai makes biggest move during DXB runway closure


Over 300 flights per week at Dubai's Al Maktoum airport from May 1


Court orders end of Emirates Milan to New York route


Oscar for best amateur dramatics


Margaret Thatcher began Britain's obsession with property. It's time to end it


The endless legal coup


Cameron and the Muslim Brothers


Falling out with Thailand


Emirates contact center network


Treat MH370 tragedy rationally


Malaysia can take lessons from MH370 but not all the blame


IPL Schedule for Dubai

April 2014 - Worthwhile reading from other sites:

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of South Korean Ferry Sinking
Pulitzer Prize, Reuters, Rohingya, The Navy, and Phuketwan
Phuketwan journalists face jail over reprint of Pulitzer-winning story
Mega theme park in Dubai: Six Flags signs off on plans
Gulf owners planned to flip Leeds Utd “like an off-plan apartment”
Dubai embarks on new adventure, to build 'Aladdin City' near Creek
Thailand’s Political Tensions Are Rekindling Ethnic and Regional Divisions
Masters 2013: Jeff Knox, the man who lives every helpless hacker's dream
Moment the first A380 super jumbo lands in Scotland
Bangkok’s Uneasy Calm Masks Succession Struggle
The best independent travel magazines
How Western Is Germany? Russia Crisis Spurs Identity Conflict
Has Suthep gone bonkers?
Hannah Arendt, Nidhi Eoseewong, and the Spectre of Totalitarianism in Thailand
Bangkok Rising
Sofitel Dubai Downtown reveals F&B concepts
Wisden 2014 review – Stunningly inclusive with a strong line on politics
'Cool' London is dead, and the rich kids are to blame

The mystery of CNN 2014

31 reasons we should all be living in Hong Kong
Thailand crisis: 'Red shirts' warn of civil war threat
Voters will go on raging at elites while their interests are ignored
Thailand in 2014: A Democracy Endangered by Juristocracy?
Profit Above Safety:GM
Why PSG and the World Cup will not be enough for football-hungry Qatar
Moonlighting – box set review
Sexism in Thailand and the ‘stupid bitch’ syndrome
Malaysia Frets Over China's Pressure to Find Missing Flight 370

Second world war bomb kills seven in Bangkok
The Russians Are Coming: 10 very good reasons not to believe Vladimir Putin when he says he's totally not going to invade eastern Ukraine.
Why Burma Is Heading Downhill Fast
In Thailand, Some Foresee a Coup by Legal Means

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Other recent content on this web site:

Returning to Japan

AOB - January and February 2014
News Archive - March 2014

London 2012 (notes and links)

Tales from the Road - from Houston to Los Angeles

A personal flying history

Tai's travels - now with improved picture galleries

Your feedback - here

2014 Photo Albums (all albums are hosted on Picasa/Google+)
Dubai - New Year fireworks
Hong Kong - December 2013
Macau - December 2013
Festive Bangkok
Dubai - December and Christmas 2013

Dubai Airshow  Day 4
Dubai Airshow  Opening Day
Tokyo  November 2013

Please use
this link to see my list of photo albums.


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Dubai Watch The financial meltdown of 2007-2009 appears forgotten as everyone appears to be heading back to Dubai. False bravado or a new dawn. The lull before the next storm? You decide. You can read news, commentary and find Dubai web links at Dubai Watch. There are also some Dubai pictures and this is Dubai on a misty February morning

Emirates Watch - As EK continues its plan for world domination you can follow  the airline's news here. Emirates Airline Watch

Tai's pictures from her travels with Emirates are here:

Asia and Australia