I’m back from my latest overseas adventure, and it was weird – and a bit heart-tugging – that we weren’t doing this one together. Last week you even asked why you weren’t coming to Dubai on the Ford trip, and I had to quickly explain that not every media trip included the addition of a mini plus one, which you totally understood. And then the topic turned to Lego, and what was on your wishlist (planes, construction and helicopters).
I missed you, as I always do, but it was a superb and brilliant trip, where they unveiled the Mustang 2015, at the top of the Burj, the tallest building in the world.
I’m not sure if you’ll be into cars when you read this, but the Mustang is 50 years old, is coming to South Africa next year, and is an icon. I didn’t really understand the significance of the Mustang until my Detroit trip a few years ago where the classic Mustangs are displayed in a museum and everyone stood taking photo after photo after them. It’s the all-American car, and we were there to see the new 2015 model. In a city where big is best.
On the trip, we heard Bill Ford (the great grandson of Henry Ford, who made the first car) talk about the future of mobility, and how the world will manage with more traffic and more cars on the road.
I also tried to shop in Dubai Mall, but with hundreds of high-end and designer stores, and feeling too blah to shop for clothes after all the pita breads and hummous I scoffed, I pretty much only came back with Lego (for you) and mascara (for me).
The trip was a great ride, and like with every other media trip, I’m grateful for the opportunity to go. And from the biggest building in the world, to the biggest little guy in my world, I’m so happy to be back.
It’s good to be home,
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