Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tata cars

I saw a letter in the Stabroek News recently advocating the importation of the new Nano car from Tata in India. These small fuel-efficient cars will sell in India for around US$2500 which is their main attraction.
I hope we do see more such small efficient cars here though the cost will depend very much on how much tax and duty are added to the cost.
However there is a concern about numbers of cars on the road. Our road system would surely seize up if the number of cars doubled... See also this article in IHT. Ways need to be found to improve our public transportation system which most people use.

Friday, June 13, 2008

At the Baha'i World Centre

I am finally documenting a few moments from our (my son and I) trip to the Baha'i International Convention in April as part of a group of delegates from Guyana. The main purpose of the event was to elect the nine members of the governing body of the Faith. For more about the event see here.

This is a view from the part of the prison where Baha'u'llah was imprisoned.

Some friends relaxing at the visitor centre at Bahji.

A view of the building which is the seat of the Universal House of Justice.

A view looking down the mountain from the gardens around the Shrine of the Bab.

My son sleeping at Prague airport on the way back...

Truly an amazing trip and milestone in our lives.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Internet access for a traveller

While on our recent trip to the UK and Israel both my son and I needed periodic internet access. He was lugging a laptop, I was not! I was surprised to find free wireless access in Trinidad, Barbados and Tel Aviv but not in London. Both Heathrow and Gatewick required payment.
We had access from the hotel in Haifa - no problem there.
On returning to the UK to see my parents near Morpeth, we went looking for internet access only to find no wireless access and no internet cafe in Morpeth. And on a visit to the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne we could find no internet cafe there either. So - travellers be warned.