Thursday, June 02, 2011

Holiday in Amsterdam

I have been meaning to write about this for very long just seemd to have its wierd twists and turns today......I am going to write a Gratitude Post that I keep myself in the positive zone....inspired by a blog posting by a dear friend!

Here is a short summary of what we managed to do in Amsterdam!

After a near miss catching our flight to Amsterdam we were well set out to enjoy what the city has to offer.

We began with Van Gogh museum. Truly amazing works, followed by the Rijkmuseum.

We had bought the Iamsterdam card for 72 hours  for EUR 59 each so we were all set to explore as many museums as possible. We completed our Day 1 with a canal cruise!

Day 2

We set off of to Zaans Schans – loved the windmills and cheese factory!

Keukenhof – was not impressed as the hype created but we did have a good time walking around

Day 3

Royal palace Amstedam , Nemo Science Centre was highlight for the day  and shopping!

Day 4

Amsterdam Museum

Bags and Purses Museum

Canal House

Else we were back shopping till we headed early to airport ...quite  lucky to change to an earlier flight back home!

Dubai Holiday

Long time since I posted anything!
And the day I decided to post Blogger was down for 20 hrs!

Highlights of the trip

Day 1

We had a wonderful trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi during the half term.
First day  - After a whole day of relaxing in the luxury of the hotel we ventured into Marina Mall supposedly the biggest in Abu Dhabi.

We had a good time looking around, window shopping. The malls in UAE are really big and on wonders if you will get around all the wings on one day.

Day 2

Confidence sets in.

Decided to venture out alone with the girls and took them ice skating.

I entered the skating ring for the first time and had one tutorial session for Riona.

Great place to learn ice skating as you don’t have to  be warmly dressed much to my surprise. Where else in the world can you ice skate in your summer clothes!

 Day 3

Took the intercity bus to Dubai and ventured with the girls to my cousins house. Needless to say a warm meal awaited us and the girls were so happy playing with their children. We went to the Gold Souk which is famous in Dubai!

Day 4

 Morning we went to Burjuman Centre and girls had make up put on them! The malls were fairly deserted in the mornings .Also the hype of Dubai Shopping festival al had just died down ….girls got to meet the magic uncle and saw some magic too before we ventured out to Ski Dubai …It was Thursday evening and weekend crowds had gathered and but Ski Dubai was an awesome experience! The evening was complete with an elaborate dinner at Hawa Mahal with Gazals.

Day 5

Visited Dubai Mall and Burj Dubai…Awesome experience to be on the world’s tallest building!

We also visited Global Village with a friend’s family from where I acquired my first African painting!

Day 6

We went Dessert Safari and sand dune bashing …awesome experience! And back to Abu Dhabi that night!

Day 7

We enjoyed the lunch buffet  at the hotel and went to the beach at Marina Mall…awesome beach to be followed by lunch with another friends family! We even had another family visit us at the hotel late evening!

Day 8

Flew back to UK after a great experience of UAE!