Location: Mamzar Beach, Dubai.
Location: Mamzar Beach, Dubai.
Well, it had been a while since I had been to Paris – to be specific it was in October 2015, but the memories of the place and the people are so fresh it’s hard to believe it has been four months already.
Time goes fast to realize and appreciate where we are – so here I am finally posting few pictures from the Paris trip.
Visit 1: the local market!
Yes, of course, Paris is known for its amazing views of historical sites, but my first visit? the local market! I was too scared to take my phone out to snap pictures of the market so just some pictures on the way.
The brick roads
Visit 2: Sacré-Cœur (White Church)
My first day using the public transport – and it wasn’t just one mode of transport. In one day I got on the tram, the subway and even the bus (can I also say I reached 13,000 steps that day!).
Above are some pictures from the bus. I love vintage buildings, sights of historical monuments (just to imagine the stories behind these monuments) and plain sights of a simple lifestyle – all seen in the collage above.
And finally the sight of the Sacré-Cœur! We didn’t expect the amount of crowd that day, but apparently, it was because of a mini street concert happening. French songs being played, and people of all nationalities dancing on the streets quite a carnival effect there. Slowly we made our way through the crowd and up till the entrance. Once we reached we could see the view of the entire city – spectacular it was! (Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the view here – surely will upload it when I find it). We had our share of one billion pictures taken (I’m kidding, we needed to save memory space) and so we headed over to some snacking (of course) for some fresh Churros.
Once we got done with the pictures and the snacking, we were ready to leave the place for the visit no 3, but to an even greater surprise, the mini-concert suddenly played Bollywood /Kollywood songs! After that mini-episode of excitement, we were off to our visit no. 3.
Visit no 3: the very iconic Eiffel Tower.
Getting to the Eiffel tower was an adventure. We basically took a longer route and had to wait for the bus and walk longer, just so we could get in time for the ‘lighting of the tower’- 8 pm to be exact. We spotted the lighting of the tower from far and it was one fine sight. After which we walked closer the the ‘iron lady’. The place was too crowded and we had to wait in a long queue for the ticket to go up – so we skipped that and headed straight home.
The tower shimmers (seen on the right)
And so after a long metro ride, we caught the last tram and got back home just in time for dinner.
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Known for its People, Architecture, Weather, Local Life and History; Glasgow is the Largest city in Scotland. Here are some clicks from our 5-hour self tour exploring Glasgow by walk. Hope you like them 🙂
So it’s been quite a long time since my last post. I have been through a lot of changes in life since then. And it took me a while to sink in all of the amazing things around me. So to start with I am finally in EDINBURGH…Woohhoooo!! This place is beyond beautiful.. Especially me coming in from a Middle Eastern Desert life I can go on and on about how overwhelmingly scenic the country side is. My photo gallery was overloaded with more than 1500 pictures just in the first 10 days. I have no complaints from this change I totally lovvee it! Yet just 2% unhappy with ‘the weather’ here. Its soo unpredictable really, like 4 seasons in a day! When I am in I see a tiny bit of sunshine and when I go out, it’s raining! Okay so I come back and get my antique umbrella (that I bought 100 years ago but thanks to Dubai’s forever summer climate never got a chance to use it, hence the antique tag) and guess what? Its sunny again.. I am just like okay wait what?! And how can I not mention the cold here. It basically freezes my face and I just have no connection between what I am talking and my facial expressions! But when I see that rainbow right above me, I would blindly agree to all the terms and conditions of surviving the Scottish weather.
This is my first time staying alone without my family or anyone that I know. But happy I managed to make a few friends. They are not as fun as I thought yet they indirectly made me realize and change a lot of things in my carefree rather careless life. And that’s what an MBA feels like, if you’re not organized you lose out. I am so lucky and thankful to have the sweetest, most caring parents ever who take part in my many adventures always. My friends back in Dubai and my bff/co-blogger/soulsista, my life would be so boring without them. Living alone gives you a chance to appreciate the many things you take easy in life, the people, their care, the ‘pet’ and 90% the food! I am really glad this happened in my life, a lot of things have changed for me and I am so so thankful. Just finished my exam yesterday and it wasn’t as easy but there is a lot more to be happy about than the results worry. I feel the best thing that can happen to anyone is the chance to live alone all by yourself in a completely unknown but a beautiful country and just explore the place, the people, the culture, their way of life and most importantly yourself. You finally will be able to weight all that exposure you had learned all your life. #bestdaysever
Guess this will be a pretty emotional yet from the heart post of the love I have for this place and the people in my life. I am off to do my laundry now ha! I will have some chosen beautiful pictures up on the blog for you all to checkout or rather picturize my awe for Edinburgh!
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