Travel

Lagoon Park; Amwaj Islands-Bahrain

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My dear friend TripleSisters advised me to go and visit Lagoon Park which is located in Amwaj Islands (Muharraq). Asked few people around & it was very easy getting there by car (husband driving). The place is very new, I believe it has been recently opened. It’s neither big nor small. The place has many cafes & restaurants, you’ll definitely enjoy your time there if the weather is good (it was very cool when we went there), we enjoyed the cool breeze. You can take your family there & enjoy your time, they have a play area for kids, you can rent a bicycle & enjoy taking a ride around the park, you can go jogging or walking as I did with with Juju 🙂

We really enjoyed our time there & you must visit the place when you’re in Bahrain.

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Majestic Rotana Hotel-Bahrain

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When we decided to have a break & go on a road-trip to Bahrain, my husband asked me to check Booking.com & take a look at Bahrain’s hotels. Majestic Rotana caught my eyes, 2 story suite for only KD 55/- & it’s a 5 start hotel. The space was very important to me because I wanted Baby Jana to enjoy her time. We booked it & wrote a remark through Booking.com that we’ll be arriving early by car. After 1 day, my husband received a call from the hotel asking him when are we going to arrive & he informed them it will be around 10 to 11 am.

When we arrived, our room was ready, we didn’t have to wait til 2pm as many hotels do. The hallways’ smell was really beautiful & relaxing. Our suite was in the 3rd floor, the room was really BIG, didn’t expect it to be like that, the kitchen was also huge & very well-equipped. the living room had a welcoming oranges plate, the bedroom was also spacious & the bathroom was beautiful.

The service of the hotel was great & efficient. The staff were very helpful & nice specially a young girl called Fatima. Everybody wanted to help us in any ways possible.

The hotel opened its doors on the 13th of March 2013, we knew that when we checked out because everything was so new & beautiful so we thought of asking them.

If you’re a family & want a good hotel with a good location & space, then Majestic Rotana is your perfect choice.

Thank You Majestic Rotana for making our stay one of the best & will be remembered forever.

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Celebrate The Year of The Snake at Burj Al Arab-Dubai

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Chinese New Year celebrations will continue for seven days in the world’s most luxurious hotel

Burj Al Arab is expecting a peak in Chinese visitors for Chinese New Year, starting from 10 February 2013.

In the last three years, the ease of securing UAE visas has helped attract a record number of Chinese tourists and businesspeople to the UAE and many have made Burj Al Arab their prime destination. Contributing to this success, the hotel’s authentic Far East Asian dining destination, Junsui, is drawing on the expertise of Chef Foong to create a week-long, celebratory experience for the Year of the Snake.

“Chinese visitors are among the top three fastest-growing guest segments for Burj Al Arab. Our experience in meeting the needs of these guests, as well as the insight of our Chinese colleagues, has enabled the hotel to create memorable offerings and celebratory moments for occasions such as Chinese New Year,” said Heinrich Morio, General Manager for Burj Al Arab. ”For Chinese travellers coming to Dubai, Burj Al Arab has become a must-visit destination and the place to celebrate the most significant occasions.”

To launch its Chinese New Year celebrations, Burj Al Arab will project a massive red calligraphic serpent artwork on the sail-shaped exterior to welcome the Year of the Snake.

On the evening of 10 February, the hotel will host Chinese dignitaries and their families to witness the traditional lighting of the lion’s eyes to initiate a series of traditional lion dances.  To the accompaniment of the Chinese zither music, Chinese delicacies hand-selected by Chef Foong will be served from live cooking stations, while children’s Chinese craft activities will entertain the youngest guests. The celebrations will continue for one week in Junsui, with traditional dishes including Fa Gao (Chinese-style cupcakes) and Nian Gao (new year cake) served alongside Dim Sum and Peking Duck.”

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Sunset At Goreme-Cappadocia

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My journey to Cappadoccia ends here … A beautiful sunset.

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The Highest Place-Cappadocia

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Our last stop was at this place (can’t remember the name) which is considered the highest point in Cappadocia, where you can see everything, specially the snowy mountain (also forgot the name sorry 😛 ).

When we reached there it was very cold, I swear I couldn’t move, & you can see a lil bit of snow on the ground, we only took 10 minutes in that place & then ran quickly to the car, but the view was very beautiful.

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Open Air Museum-Cappadocia

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This place is considered the largest open air museum in the world, you can walk around it, hike up to Rose Valley, discover The Hidden Church or drink Turkish Tea in one the cafes there. It very huge, takes around 45 minutes to reach the top, depending on fast & fit you are. While going up, you’ll see many caves available for sale, they wanna turn them to hotels which is really sad, this place should be as it is without people inhabiting it coz then it will be destroyed …. I really ope they won’t turn it all to hotels!

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The Hidden Church-Cappadoccia

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After hiking to the top of Rose Valley in the Open Air Museum, coming down wasn’t easy at all … We were walking on the edge of the rocks, it was really scary … and while we were coming down, our guide suggested that we go & visit a church that’s hidden inside the caves. To reach the church, you have to walk on a small wooden bridge, I was too scared to go, so I told my husband to explore the area & i’ll be waiting for him next to the tiny bridge … It took them 10 minutes to see the hidden church, my husband came back stunned by the place, how everything was carved on the rocks. I did’t regret not seeing it by my own eyes, after all I had to be careful 😛

Enjoy the pix 🙂 they were taken by husband 😉

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Pottery Factory-Cappadoccia

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Our Turkish guide suggested that we pass by this Pottery factory (Guray Ceramic House). It’s a family business that has been transferred from generation to generation & the business is still going strong. The factory is based inside a cave, I felt like I was suffocating when I went inside, I didn’t want to continue but I got intrigued & I wanted to see what’s inside.

One of the family members who’s taking care of their business now gave us a tour inside the factory, from where they get the clays, how they mix it with powder & water, what they do next, how they draw on them & how they make the final touches. It was exciting to see how people worked inside that cave. It’s a very closed place, I dunno how they can handle working there everyday but it seems that they enjoy it

Enjoy the pix 😀

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Mushroom Valley-Cappadocia

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When we reached Mushroom Valley after our lunch break, the weather started to get colder, we could barely move. If I wasn’t wearing gloves, I wouldn’t have gone out of the car. This place was a lil bit smaller than the other places. We walked around it for 15 minutes & did some shopping. As you can see the rocks have the mushroom look.

Enjoy the pix 😀

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Rose Valley-Cappadocia

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Walking to the top of Rose Valley was really difficult. But it was fun. We reached the place around 11:30am. While walking to the top, I got very hot & had to take off my coat, so if you’re going there on December, don’t wear too much clothes when you’re hiking Rose Valley.

It was called Rose because of its color, the place is very beautiful yet scary. There were some places that I didn’t want to go to because I got scared.

I’ll leave you with the pictures

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Nisantasi Street-Istanbul

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One of the fanciest streets in Istanbul, luxury brands & classy cafes. Nistantasi area is very quiet & serene, very classy, everything closes around 8:00 pm unlike other areas in Istanbul. If you want a couple of days of relaxation, then you must stay there. The House Hotel is highly recommended.

Hemes, Chanel, Cartier, LV, Burberry & more. Godiva Cafe is located there. & a cute small mall called City’s is also there. I’m telling you’ll enjoy your time there & surely your money will be gone in not time 😛 & I advise you to go there in December, the christmasy atmosphere is really lovely, as you can see in the pictures. And the lights at night are really beautiful.

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The Asian Side-Turkey

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If you don’t have a planned day, then I advise you to explore the Asian side of Turkey. It’s very easy to reach & also cheap. From the same place of Princess’ Islands you can also head to the Asian side (Kadikoy). Get the boat from Kabatas for only 3 Liras & head to Kadikoy, when you reach there you’ll see a very crowded street, head right & walk inside the hallways, you’ll find many stores, cafes, restaurants & local supermarket. After that, go to Baghdad Street, the place is very beautiful & spacious. You’ll also find many cafes & restaurants. When you’re bored, go back to Kadikoy Iskilese & head back home 🙂

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