The Lion King- Musical

•December 9, 2011 • Comments Off

Out of all the plays I saw… This must be my favourite!

I’m missing my trip to Kenya…
An absolutely breath-taking performance :D

Cadbury World :D

•November 18, 2011 • Comments Off

I cross out another dream off of my list this year; the long-awaited visit to Cadbury World, Birmingham! I hop on a train and head for my dream world…

Where I observe how that purple chocolate is made… how it was discovered… and the secret behind the cup and a half of milk…

Before leaving I make a “must-stop” at the World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop :) Where I was let loose to enjoy all my favourite Cadbury candies :D

Some un-edible souvenirs to take home… The edible ones I’ll pass on adding here :p

Happy Halloween

•October 31, 2011 • Comments Off

Enjoyed a great Halloween Party!

Living in London

•October 21, 2011 • Comments Off

Things I’m missing back home…

•September 4, 2011 • Comments Off

So many Ramadan cravings. I find myself drooling over the things I miss back home… here are the list of my favourite-things-missed:

I miss the “all in 1 food shop” I escaped work to visit with my decadent colleagues :)

I miss Suhoor with my friends and our movie-watching during those long hours of munching :)

I miss morning egg Benedict with my best friend :D

I miss receiving little treats from loved ones that I would snack on all night :)

I miss creating my own food (especially pizzas); making more mess than production ;) and teasing family with my pigging out

I miss sneaking marble-slab ice cream into the movie theaters with my Partner In Crime :P

I miss McDonald’s nights with cousins, the PJ ride to the drive through and the consumption of half the food in the car before making it back to the house :P

This post is dedicated to all those who msged asking if I miss them…

Yes I do miss you all… But…

Ramadan in Switzerland is waaaaaaay sweeter ;*

D’Espresso Coffee Shop, New York City

•August 12, 2011 • Comments Off

The 500-square-foot coffee shop on Madison Avenue and 42nd Street is a must try! :D  The coffee shop is a supposed library turned on its side, so that the bookshelves become the floor and ceilings. The tiles are like books it’s awesome to walk over :P The wooden floor of the library is the wall and the lights protrude from behind the counter…  Your head will keep twisting and turning during your stay, you can’t help it :) The coffee and brownies are a delight!

Oman

•July 29, 2011 • Comments Off

The trip started off with a good meal… foreshadowing even better days to come :D

We arrive at our hotel in Muscat, The Shangri La… aaah a piece of heaven on Earth :)
The view from our bedroom, the pool, our lounge and our breakfast area…

The private chalets dangled on cliffs… and Muscat’s seashore stretched for Kilometers ahead!

Waiting and snacking at the Business Class Lounge while we wait for our flight to Salalah…

We finally arrive at the breathtaking Salalah! We settle at Holiday Inn, and its marvellous view.

Some of the springs we visited…

A visit to a castle, then the ruins of Queen Balqees’s fortress and after that……… we stop to enjoy camel burgers :P

On our way to Marriott for lunch and a swim, we pass by the famous Omani banana’s, papaya and coconut plantations and enjoy some mouthwatering fruits!

On our way to The Empty Quarter; the dead desert….. we enjoy the great roads between the rocky mountains. Also we make a stop to observe the famous ilban trees, used as gum and bukhoor.

My favourite part of the journey….. the continuous visits to the beach…. and drives along the sea/ gulf/ Ocean…. All so overwhelming.

Back at the hotel we enjoy a BBQ around the pool… and later… enjoy a dreamy banana split with sweeeeet omani bananas! Right there next to my pina colada… is an essential can of insect repellent to keep the insects away from me and my dessert :) The crashing waves nearby replaced any string quartet the night yearned for…

At the antique shop I get some great deals on lovely rings and necklaces :D and the guy shows me his prize possession, an old Coptic Bible that’s worth $250,000… I pass :p

The spot where the Salalah witch on YouTube performed a sacrifice ritual. We then stop at the night fruit market for some more Omani bananas. Later from an all night grocery store I get the most intriguing flavored chips in town… and I loved it! :p

Finally… our journey comes to an unwanted end …

 
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