An Island Legend
Once upon a time, a city disappeared beneath the sea. That city was called Atlantis.
Once upon another time, this time, there was a legend of an island with fast internet access. Although plagued by thunderstorms and rain throughout what locals delusionally referred to as “summer” – and indeed throughout the rest of the year – the whisper refused to die.
Next week, I too will be back within the swirling mists of this island, bringing with me umbrellas and wellies because, well, it would be foolish not to.
I won’t be there for long, but I’m hoping I’ll be there long enough to upload my video of Atlantis.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, I found the mythical city. As it turns out, Plato got it wrong. Atlantis is not series of concentric islands hidden somewhere in the Med. It’s a staggeringly gigantic hotel that rises out of a purpose built palm-shaped island in Dubai.
Its lobbies may glister (yes, that’s a word) in ivory and gold but within the Lost Chambers is a world bathed in blue. Monsters of the deep, monsters of mankind and monsters of making a digital audio recording (aka children enjoying themselves) lurk within this labyrinth.
There are also some scary things with teeth that snap and bite and won’t let go. They’re called journalists (hoho!) but there’s something else as well…
Something more athletic with the ability to save the underwater world. I could tell you what they are, but then
you wouldn’t watch the video I’d have to kill you.
So, for now, enjoy the photos, put your thinking caps on – and let’s hope the wifi in Great Britain isn’t a myth…
What animal do you think can save the underwater world?
Disclosure: I received free admission to the Lost Chambers. You can read more about the exciting disclosure policy here.