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.
As you can see on the title block of this article I’ve changed the URL or my Travel Blog address from Digifotoblog.com to Pinoyglobetrotter.com to make it more relevant with the topics that I write here. I hope that you still continue in following and reading my travel stories.
Happy travel to all of you my beloved readers and friends.
It was past lunch time and I have not eaten yet except for a cup of brewed coffee from home. Famished and craving for some protein since I started my low carbs diet and thought of driving to the restaurants near where I was. I went to Quad Nepo in Angeles City and decided to try K Cafe’. I wanted a steak and was curious with their Bulalo Steak. I wonder how this meat with big bones can be sliced into a steak size and cooked as a steak. For all my readers who are not familiar with Bulalo. Bulalo is the meat and knee cap of a cow and is typically cooked as a soup (Bulalo Soup) and it’s mostly an after party meal. It is one of the famous dish in the Philippines.
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.
Three months prior to my personal appearance at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila to renew my passport, I was checking online to see if I can book a schedule. Unfortunately, all schedules were taken from February to end of April 2013. So, the only option I had was to contact a Travel Agency in the Philippines and have them schedule my passport renewal. I don’t know how they did it but I was told my schedule is confirmed. I think they have a connection inside the DFA, if not how would they if the online booking was fully booked?
I booked a Superior Room online for two days stay and what a surprise it was when I checked in found out that I was upgraded to a Deluxe Room. Unfortunately, my friend who traveled with me did not get an upgrade. The Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros is a charming medium size hotel opposite of the country’s premier heritage site, Intramuros. The room is clean and well laid out contemporary design and decorated in an assortment of themed colors. Mine was in Mint Green.
If you’re a big fan of British holidays, and like nothing more than a stroll along the prom prom prom, you may be frustrated by the typical British weather spoiling your fun. It may be time to explore somewhere a little further afield with your bucket and spade, where sun, sea and sand are more or less guaranteed…
When it comes to organizing the perfect stag do that not only the groom, but all is mates, will enjoy, deciding on the activities that will fill your itinerary and make the stag weekend one to remember can be difficult.
Whether you’re cramming activities into one day or spreading them out over a whole weekend, finding a perfect balance between daytime pursuits and evening frolics will give the stag the ideal party with his mates. Although much of the focus is ensuring a top quality night out with the lads, the daylight hours shouldn’t be reserved for hangovers and sleep. There’s a multitude of pursuits and activities available that will add a thrill seeking angle to the traditional stag do.