You would expect it to be a desert, but the coolest one you have seen (not literally, of course). With almost 0% crime rate and 0% income tax, going back to your normal life will be a curse. You will have to stretch your neck quite a bit to look at those massive skyscrapers. No matter how much you can spend, you will be overwhelmed by ATMs dispensing gold. And if you haven’t had the chance to catch up on the latest Ferraris, Bugattis and Rolls Royces, just take a stroll on Jumeirah (do not drive here unless you are just parading your car and not using it as a vehicle!) Nothing prepares you for the magnificence!
The hot summer months are when you would want to stay away from this place, unless you plan to get barbecued in the heat. The blazing temperature once recorded up to 52.1 °C (126 °F) in July will give you an idea of how bad it can get. My trip was in October when the evenings turned out to be hot, yet pleasant. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a cocktail of modern and middle eastern culture rolled into one. There is plenty of places to see, eat and shop and at least a week’s stay is recommended to take it all in. I will cover the things I did in my next few posts. Stay tuned!
There’s something about boats, in beautiful canal waters, with the setting sun casting an amber shadow over everything, making it magical. No wonder when people think of romantic Venice memories, melodious music fills their ears and there is a longing to go back. In Xochimilco, the experience was similar, yet very different with a touch of true Mexican madness.
As a child, I had always been curious to read about pyramids and their magnificent history and how the massive structures were built. They always held a certain mystique in my mind. And to find myself standing on top of one was nothing less than a dream!
I always wish Friday was not a working day and we could kick off the weekend sooner. But I am not quite ready to give up Sunday as well (I am greedy that way :P). Isn't a 3 day day weekend a reasonable wish? Even a half working day on Friday would be refreshing, but it’s unlikely my wish will ever come true. This one Friday evening I was working late, but my mind kept wandering away with glorious anticipation for the weekend.
My name is Lovya. I left home when I was 17, to study and pursue my dream of being an Engineer, which I am now! But my love for travel never parted with me and even as I grow older, I know there are places and adventures in the world which I have to see. It feeds my soul in a unique way. This blog is a means for me to share my travel stories and hear about your experiences.