Dubai: Marine Beach Resort: Sandy beach

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Luckly my work is just 5 munites distance from this place, for me a nice get away place for an hour lunch break. In the middle of Dubai, if you want to run away from hustle& bustle of the city, this hotel is perfect for you. There is a little bay of white sand and clear sea, beach is very private and quite. But of course would be great to stay in the hotel and relax all day on the beach.

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There are a few pools. they are small but that is why it is not so busy, well I was there during the week maybe on weekends (Friday and saturday for Dubai) it might be busy.

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You feel like you are in a forest but reality is we are in the middle of the city.

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I will do my best o visit this hotel and beautiful restaurants in it as much as possible, it changes my mood and rest of the day is much more energic. There are many restaurants in this hotel but I guess all of them are more busy around 6pm, during lunch I realized just Flooka was open. I tried Flooka and it is a nice mediterranian cusine restaurant, I also tried Β Cappana Nuova a few months ago, it is an italian cusine restaurant, I loved it too, you are just by the sea and can hear the waves, I love it !!

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Africa: Zanzibar: Stone town

January 2015, I had chance to stay in Tanzania and Zanzibar for a few days, Zanzibar is an island which is part of Tanzania but it has its own freedom (semi-autonomous)

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First we flew to Dar es salaam city in Tanzania and you can either take little plane or ferry boat from Dar to Zanzibar, we chose plane, shortest plane ride ever πŸ™‚ just 20 mnts.

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The room in the Tembo hotel in Zazibar, it is an 300 years old hotel ad it was used as an embassy, a trade centre etc over the years, Zanzibar is an island just between Afrika and middle east and since the old time it is used as a hub for the trade, It was capital of Oman Sultanate in 19th centruy, then British power came by, but first there were Persian power, some indian trade so Zanzibar has many different culture influence.

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Walking around in Stone town at the west Zanzibar, you can find spice market here, Omani Sultan planted some spices here and since then they have very nice spice here, I bought vanilla sticks, turmeric, cardomom powder, ginger coffee. If you want a resort holiday and enjoy the white sand and blue sea you should chose a hotel at the east side of the island.

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I am at the door of the house where Freddy Mercury was born, it was amazing to see where he was born and I am sure this inspirational island had effect on his amazing songs.

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Foroodhani Park, after 6pm this park turns to a street food market, you can find local fish, arabic kabab, indian samosa, afrikan sugarcane juice πŸ™‚ all different cusines and affordable prices well I advise you to bargain if somebody says 80 dollar for 5 shrimps, sometimes they exaggerate the price then you should walk away and find reasonable prices but I dont feel like they rip you off coz feeling like helping Afrikan people at least this way makes me feel good.

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Some young people were dancing on the beach with the sunset πŸ™‚

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Kids are jumping to sea wit their clothes, they dry and then they jump again, such a free life, nobody cares how you look like, they just have fun πŸ™‚

Pineapple on a stick

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Have you ever tried pineapple on a stick? It was delicious, some cinnamon and sugar on top and I think kind of barbecue it, very yummy. We had Brazilian bbq at Frevo, fairmont the palm Dubai and just before the desert they brought refreshing pineapple:) very good restaurant and yummy food. They serve 15 different types of meat but I could just try 4 types, I did not have space for others, nexth time πŸ˜‰

USA: Las Vegas: Vegas Shows

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My mom thought me not pick my nose but not others πŸ™‚ At luxor Hotel Vegas there is this dance group called Jabbawockeez, I think they should have found an easier name to remember, I had to google their name to write here. I did not go to this show but we went to two Cirque de soleil shows, 1- Chris Angel 2-Ka; my personal idea is no need to spend your money for Chris Angel show coz it was not so impressive or different than what we saw on tv; but I definetely advice Ka show, it impressed me a lot, especially if you like some martial arts it has that far east martial arts parts in it and it is a really nice show. I think it is not fair a huge show with a lot of dancers and Chris Angel show is same price. I respect people who performs on the stage but price should be accordingly. I hope Chris Angel does not get angry to me and cut me to half as he did to that girl on the stage!! I could not add pictures from both shows because you are not allowed to take any pics, Chris Angel let us take at the end and told us to tweet it and instagram it but I did not, I am really scared now πŸ™‚

Bryce Canyon: Hot n cold

Hot tub at hotel,  it is worth to travel 10000ft  up the mountain:))

Hottub at hotel, it is worth to travel 10000ft up the mountain:))

I know it seems crazy but I loved this experience of being in the hot tub while you have snow falling on your head πŸ™‚ You do not feel cold, you do not feel hot, perfect !! image You can enjoy the view from the indoor jakuzzi also.