Dubai, UAE

Dubai is the most populous city in the united Arab emirates (UAE) and is the capital of the emirate of Dubai. Dubai airport looks like the insides of bappi lahiris brain (a.k.a gold everywhere). It’s not surprising to find millions of bright light’s, gold and skyscrapers in one of the world’s richest cities. Apart from all the glitz and glam Dubai is also modest in a few ways such as the beaches (that are made of concrete) and their dressing sense.Untitled.png

Dubai is known for its world famous hotels such as the burj al arab jumeirah that look like a sail. It isn’t called the world’s most luxurious hotel for nothing.

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Atlantis is another 7 star hotel that houses one of the world’s largest aquariums. The rooms in this hotel are one of a kind, as you can share a common window with the fishes and sharks! As the name suggests the décor and theme is inspired by the mythical lost land of Atlantis. This hotels design and color combinations are very charming and when your there its almost like you’re in a dreamland.Untitled.png

 

The bur khalifa is the words tallest building…. It towers high at a whooping 828m with 163 floors. The view from the top is simply breathtaking. Do go there when the sun is down so then you will be able to see the city in all its glory!

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Apart from all these attractions, the food there is to die for, I don’t know what it is …the quality or the cooks or even Lebanese food in general is fit enough to be eaten by the gods (I am not exaggerating). And don’t even get me started on the shopping. Although I have to say my personal favorite is the Dubai creek and the marina. There’s just something about walking by the tall city lights at nights when you know you there’s promising food that’s waiting for ;P

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Malaga: The Land of the Mountains and the Seas

Malaga is a port city in Spain that is gifted with a scenic view of both mountains and the sea…and amongst all of this beauty you will find various art museums such as the museo Picasso, roman theatres and castles such as gibralfarlo.

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One of the places that I enjoyed the most is the strait of Gibraltar, this is where the water from the Mediterranean sea mixes with the Atlantic ocean. There is a distinct difference between the colors of the water because the salt water is at different viscosities. But it wasn’t only this that made it so memorable; it was also the atmosphere there. There is a port that’s way above sea level so the winds are really strong and there are these cute little food tuck shops that sell the best ice cream in the world…. that reminds me of the food there yumm. This place also happens to be the point of entry to Europe just like how we have the India gate. I simply loves Malaga for the beautiful place it is. The memories that I’ve made there are one of the best!

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the worlds major global cities.park.jpg

One of the places to visit in Barcelona is the basilica or the sagrada famillia. It is is a large roman catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882. Sagrada Familia’s construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project’s greatest challenges remaining[9] and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.Untitled.png

Apart from the architecture and the artone must definetly take a stroll on la rambia. It is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was “the only street in the world which I wish would never end. The same can be said for Barcelona!La-Rambla_La-Rambla-view-by-night_3261.jpg

Goa, India

Pint-sized Goa is more than beaches and trance parties. A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood and spirituality, there’s nowhere in India quite like it. Goa is a state in India within the coastal region known as the Konkan in western India. Bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. It is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Funnily enough Goa is also India’s richest state.Untitled.png

Goa’s points of interest are basilica of bom jesus it is a UNESCO heritage point. It is also one of the locations where many popular scenes in movies are shot especially movies based in goa like finding fanny.

Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa. This fort is different from the others because it is found amongst the sea… so you feel the sea water on your face while the waves crash against the fort…you might even end up getting wet

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The beeches in Goa are every beautiful. People over there have taken advantage of the beeches and opened beech shacks’ I myself dream of opening one …although I have no idea when that’ll happen. One of the best is Thalassa it has come all the way from Greece. You can enjoy the sunset while sipping on rose with some uplifting Portuguese music playing in the background.

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Madrid,Spain

When I was 12 I visited Madrid the capital city of Spain with my family. I remember all of us taking turns carrying my little cousin because she was really tiny and she got tired really fast. This city is a fun city. One of the main attractions is the plaza major which is a square, bueno retiro park and museo national de prado.

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Apart from all of these places the food over here is amazing. The paella is very famous…. its almost like Spanish biryani but with sea food…the only reason I’m still a non-vegetarian is because of sea food. Ironically in Spain seafood is considered vegetarian.Unknown.jpg

I also fell in love with this alcoholic drink called sangria, it’s Spains signature drink. Any restaurant you go to will have a massive jug of this beautiful beans of wine, brandy and fruit. My cousin Muku and I sneakily had more then a few sips from my mums glass when she wasn’t looking. I still remember how we were stumbling on the streets after dinner 😛RU237105.jpg.rendition.largest.jpg

The bullfight that happens there is brutal…. I couldn’t sit there longer than 20 minutes so I pulled my family out. People over there were drinking beer laughing while the bull was slaughtered to death…but everything happens in good spirits! Spain is a wonder and I would love to go there again!

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Athens,Greece

Athens is the capital of Greece. The city was named Athens after its patroness Athens the Greek god of wisdom. It is said from a myth that both Athena and Poseidon requested to be patrons of the city so they competed against each other. Poseidon offered the city naval power symbolized by a spring he had created and Athena offered the city peace and prosperity. The Athenians chose peace and prosperity hence the city was named Athens.athens.jpg Continue reading “Athens,Greece”

Cinque Terre, Italy

Untitled.pngCinque Terre in Italy is a beautiful place to visit. It looks as wonderful in real life as in pictures. This place is a UNESCO world heritage center since 1997.its essentially five fisherman villages joined together in all its glory. The main features are:

  • Paths that traverse through Cliffside’s
  • 19th century style trains cut through a series of tunnels adorned with glowing worms that look like stars stuck to the ceiling
  • Ferries to foot shore from village to village, thankfully cars were banned there a decade ago

Although I have never been to Cinque Terre I will definitely visit one day,its at the top of my bucket list!
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