June - August 2016
  • Day53


    August 1, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Back in Sydney after a long flight.

    Now home and back into the usual routine of making breakfast, lunch and dinner and making our bed, washing and housework.

    The only thing good about a holiday ending is planning the next holiday and catching up with family.Read more

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  • Day51

    12 Countries in 52 Nights

    July 30, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 34 °C

    Well we are now at the airport all checked in and awaiting our flight home. This holiday was so much fun, we saw so much and caught up with friends.

    We strolled the streets of some lovely little villages, cruised the River Rhine, saw the mountain peaks of the Matterhorn and fullfilled a number of bucket list items.Read more

  • Day51

    Last Day

    July 30, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    Today was another relaxing starting with breakfast then taking in the rays around the pool again for a few hours.

    We have a 10.00 pm flight tonight but the Hotel arranged for us to have a 8.30pm checkout which basically gave us an extra day. The extra hours made it so much better to take our time packing and walking around the complex near the Hotel.Read more

  • Day51

    Relaxing by the Pool

    July 30, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 39 °C

    The morning started like many other days on our holiday a huge breakfast, glad we walk a lot.

    No plans today until late afternoon when Hannah is coming to collect us and take us to her apartment and then dinner.

    It was lovely doing nothing for a change justing swimming and relaxing in the sun.
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  • Day50

    Moroccan for Dinner

    July 29, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    After having a great visit with Jess, Greg and Sally we decided on having dinner at the complex next to the hotel. We were the only people in the resturant and the staff said we were also the first non Emeratti to eat in this new resturant, not sure why as we really enjoyed our meal.Read more

  • Day50

    Date Festival

    July 29, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    The festival celebrates the date harvest and the agricultural riches of Abu Dhabi as one of the most important pillars of authentic Emirati heritage.

    It is also a business gathering opportunity for local farmers.

    The festival is held over a 20 000 square meters area and hosts every year between 60,000 to 70,000 visitors who can enjoy multiple artistic and cultural activities such as traditional Emirati souq, art workshops, and competitions, including best dates, lemons and mangoes.
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  • Day50

    Road Trip

    July 29, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates

    Still on the road, Jess is driving so we can sit and relax in the back of the car taking in the view of sand, sand and more sand and occasional camels.

    Liwa is about 97.6 km south of the Persian Gulf coast and 150 km SSW of Abu Dhabi and stretches about 100 km east-west along an arch curved to the north and consists of some 50 villages.Read more

  • Day50

    National Auto Museum

    July 29, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Today we went to Jess and Greg's place for morning tea, Sally also came. Once we visited it was time for a road trip. The first stop was the Car Museum.

    The Museum is 45 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi and holds around 228 cars belonging to the Royal family - HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan.

    Huge collection of off-road vehicles and classic American cars, the Sheikh's Mercedes rainbow collection and the world's largest truck and an air plane just for fun.
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