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Last Pics from Abroad



That Was Fun!

IMG_2622My last two weeks in #Doha were great. I was so glad that Ravyn had the chance to come visit. I chuckle at the thought of the only two people who made it over to visit were the two least likely people I would have ever thought would make it: Ravyn and my mom. I’m happy they were both able to experience a different country (2 actually), experience new things, learn a different culture and eat great food. Read more

Thailand Pics

My Visit to Thailand


Sunset Bird 2Recently, someone asked me about my dream job. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I love a nice hotel and I really enjoy good food. So if someone would pay me to visit nice hotels and eat at nice restaurants, that would certainly be a dream. The second answer I gave was that I’d love  to buy a piece of beachfront property in Thailand and become a novelist. I’m not real sure why I thought that was a good idea since I’d never visited Thailand and don’t have the creative imagination to become a novelist. However, now that I’ve been to #Thailand,  I think I could totally live on the beach and write all day. Yeah…dream job number 2! Read more

Jet Settin’ One Last Time

IMG_2514Well this is the last trip I have planned and I’m beyond excited. If you recall, I postponed my Thailand trip back in September. This time, it’s a much shorter trip and I’m only going to one place but I am finally getting a chance to experience Thailand. I’m flying to Phuket in a matter of hours and will spend the next few days in Khao Lak. Read more

Abu Dhabi – Nice

Rosewood Deck

View from the Rosewood hotel

I knew before I left this region I wanted to see Abu Dhabi. I’m so glad I did. Let me start by saying this was a long weekend courtesy of my @Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and my Qatar Airways Privilege  Miles. Yes, a weekend at a five start hotel and I only paid for food. I’m certainly going to miss all of this when it comes to an end.

I stayed at the Rosewood Hotel downtown at the suggestion of a friend. The hotel is phenomenal. I always appreciate being addressed by name and from the moment I stepped out of the taxi, everyone knew my name (even though he looked at my luggage tag ;)). While checking in, I was greeted with a delicious welcoming drink that would have tasted great with a shot of Patron, I imagine. I was escorted to my room and shown how to work all the gadgets. Everything in the room was electronic which was great at 3 in the morning when I wanted to turn the AC on and didn’t have to get out of bed. The room was spotless and the view of the skyline and waterfront topped it off. I truly enjoyed my stay at the Rosewood. Read more

Weekend in Abu Dhabi – Photos

3 Days in India – Day III

The world of Bollywood is a fascinating one. I was fortunate enough to take a tour of one of the Bollywood Studios through World of Bollywood Tours. It was a cool tour. I saw live filming for a show. It was a comedy show and even though I couldn’t understand what they were saying I knew it was funny. I saw many permanent sets and took photos on some sets including in jail and as a judge. I watched the crew set up for filming and got a glimpse of a popular Bollywood actress. She was beautiful! And I saw her yelling at a crew member. That lasted forever. I wish I could have understood what she was saying but she was not happy.

From the Bollywood studio I went to lunch with the tour guide. We walked into Persian Darbar. This place is the real deal! The food was excellent. The lamb mutton was unbelievable. I also had a pudding for dessert that was excellent. The restaurant was beautiful and there were plenty of people to serve us. It was a very nice dining experience.

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3 Days in India – Day II


Airport in New Delhi

When time is short, I try to fit in as much as possible. India was no exception. After the 3 hour flight to Mumbai and an all day adventure, I took a 2 hour flight in the wee hours of the morning to New Delhi on my journey to see my 3rd of 7 wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal in Agra India. Not only did I take a 2 hour flight, I then rode for 4 hours to Agra but it was all worth it.

A tour was arranged with Viator and they picked me up from the airport. It was an air conditioned vehicle but it wasn’t very comfortable in the back Read more

The Latest – Life in the Desert

IMG_2477I self diagnosed myself this week with the flu. Having a fever while in the desert is just plain stupid! The fever part lasted two consecutive nights and really socked it to me. I have gracefully recovered and am at about 85%.

Since it was such a rough week, I ended it with a couple of spa treatments. I thought having a hot stone massage would do my body good and adding a facial would give me the ultimate relaxation. I arrived to my normal spot and was greeted by Nur, my wonderful therapist. She said to me, “Your face looks oilier than normal.” I nodded because I’d noticed too. Then she said, “You look so tired.” I laughed and responded “I’m oily and tired.” She laughed too and said “That’s exactly why you’re here!” I laid down on the bed of smooth hot rocks and melted away. Nur was right, I was there because I was oily and tired and needed every bit of the 3 hours at the spa. Read more

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