I would like to share this video back in 2011 when we are on our way to Everest View Hotel. It was the 3rd day of our Trekking Holiday in Nepal and still feel hyped with the adventure.
A friend of mine who works as part of a service crew in the Food Court of Dubai Mall, informed me that Jollibee will be opening April 3, 2015. Anticipating a line of at least 1 kilometer line of Filipino customers, lo and behold the facade was still covered with an “Opening Soon” Sign board.
It’s been ages since I have been in one of the tours while traveling. In fact, I couldn’t even remember when was the last time (was that too long?). My travel buddy and I usually travel at our own pace, no time to follow, no tour members to think about and no bus/van to catch. We thought it was more fun and relaxed. I was alone in this trip and I took part of a group tour that will go to one of the famous Floating Markets in Thailand and since it’s more than an hour drive from downtown Bangkok, I thought it was a wise decision just to be in the van and not worry about the location and the taxi fare that is usually being jacked up if you don’t know how to haggle. Trust me, I’m the King of haggling but this time, I just don’t need to stress myself and just go with a tour. It’s time to be just a tourist.
Last Friday was another road trip for both my travel buddy Lew and I. We went to Sharjah. We have not planned it, it was a spur of the moment since it was the weekend and nothing else important to do. The drive was about 50 km long by taking Road E11 and it took us about an hour to reach our first and only stop in Sharjah, Central Souq. It was 4:30 in the afternoon so there was not much time to roam around Sharjah and see other attractions. But aside from Central Souq, we were able to see the Fish Market (for both whole saler and retailer side), Fruit and Vegetable Market and the Khalid Lagoon.
Hello Ho Chi Minh City!!!
It’s now 3 in the morning and just got in the Windsor Palace Hotel in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City previously called Saigon. The flight took two and a half hours and we arrived past midnight as scheduled. There was a lot of passengers in the immigration area but took only half an hour to get out of the arrival area of Tan Son Nat International Airport.
I have learned my lessons from my past travels so I came up with this list of to dos before I travel out of the country. It was not cheap to forget some of these things in the list.
Hopefully, this post will help you travelers in a way.
Flying out via Qatar Airways at Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The airport is one year old and not that busy (yet). The drive from Jumeirah Lakes Tower to the airport was smooth and no traffic at all. There’s a lot of space at the parking area in front of the airport; A rare in UAE.
What fascinates me with Dubai is that they have to be the first, tallest, biggest and most expensive. First they constructed the tallest building in the world, then they have to build the biggest mall (please correct me if I’m wrong if it’s still the biggest), lots of luxury cars and now the First Tram in the Gulf Region at a cost of $1.2 Billion.
Dubai Tram Phase One, a 10-kilometer (six-mile) light rail system ,was built by French and Belgian Companies and was inaugurated on November 11, 2014.
It was a nice Friday weather here in Dubai and perfect for a road trip on a weekend. I’ve been in Dubai for more than a month and I have not seen much except the area around where I’m staying, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach area and the malls (I like the latter part LOL). Kidding aside, I was really excited with this road trip, it’s something new to see and experience and I’ll be able to tell you about it here.
I also asked myself how I did that. I was surprised as well. As I am not a resident of United States of America, I took a chance to apply for a tourist visa at the South Korea Consulate in Dallas, Texas and fortunately I was provided a single entry which is valid for 90 days.