Amsterdam

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Took a little trip to Amsterdam this week. It was planned back in February/March and while I was looking forward to it, I didn’t have too high expectations because to me Amsterdam was never really an interesting/must see place for me. Thank god for my low expectations! I was blown away.

Arrived on Sunday in förmiddagen(wish we broke the day up into more specific parts like Swedish) so had lots of time to explore the city that day. Sunday consisted of:

1)Getting harassed at security at the airport because my ziplock bag containing my gels and liquids wouldn’t zip. On the way back in Amsterdam they didn’t even care if you even had a bag just that you had them separated from the rest of your things. Then getting a free yummy sandwich on my KLM flight. Some flights still give…

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The Whirling Dervishes & The Jumping Gilgit Men

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I had another blast just few hours ago. I was taken to Gilgit, Baluchistan, Kashmir,  some more places and ahan!  Konya, Turkey!!

I got to Enjoy that famous Turkish dance, yup, that whirling dervishes performance where they spin round and round endlessly.

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Are you kidding me, Khanum?

No, I am serious. But I didn’t actually go to all those place, All this was brought  right here in Lahore at Expo Centre, Cultural Night, infact. Not only this, I also got to enjoy a dance performance by gilgit group.

I must say it was my favorite one out of all the performances. It was soothing and beautiful.

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The men in the background played beautiful flute or sitar, whatever it was, while two men danced so elegantly on stage in white  shalwar kameez. The amazing thing was their jumps! Yup, they jumped so high many times in it. Ooooo it was so entertaining! Look…

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Hot wheels Arabia

Originally posted on Poste Restante:

Abu Dhabi V&T Waves of superheated air shimmer above the surrounding ocean of sand as our 4WD ploughs along the flank of a massive dune, wheels churning, throwing a red-ochre spray in our wake. Outside our air-conditioned comfort is a desert baked by a blistering Arabian sun.

From the air, our vehicle is a tiny, dazzling white dot cast adrift on swells of powdery golden-orange sand. We’ve driven across the dusty flats of the emirate of Sharjah then on into sandy wastes flanking the mountain ridges of Oman. Outcrops of razor-edged black shale punctuate the sunbaked landscape.

We’re skirting the farthest eastern edge of the Empty Quarter, the Rub `al-Khali, a merciless 650,000 square kilometres of dunes and broken rock stretching way out west beyond the bounds of the imagination.

It’s said the Rub`al-Khali contains more than 16,000 cubic kilometres of sand among which sand mountains rise 300 metres. Legend talks of a land…

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Wadi Adventure

Originally posted on Tori's Adventure:

Yes, I live smack dab in the middle of a desert. I don’t even get the benefit of living near the sea like those in Dubai or Abu Dhabi do. However, this doesn’t mean that I can’t go white water rafting. What? That’s right. In Al Ain, there is Wadi Adventure. It is a man-made park for rafting, kayaking, and surfing.

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On Valentine’s Day this year, Kassandra and I went to Wadi Adventure for our second time. We joined my friend, Geraint, and his parents, who were visiting from the U.K.  The first time I was here I was a little disappointed about the intensity of the rapids. I think I was making an unfair comparison to rafting on a real river. Kassandra and I felt like it wasn’t enough bang for our buck, which is why we didn’t go back for over a year. However, this time I went…

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Possibly the most beautiful city I’ve ever been to – Český Krumlov

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It is a small city with a river twisting through it. Gorgeous renaissance and baroque architecture reminiscent of a movie set; most “stone” decorations are actually just painted. Lovely cobblestoned streets are perfect for a stroll in the day or night time. A castle with a couple of real bears, a mysterious skull in the botton of a well in the dungeon and a perfect 360° view of the city from the top of the tower. I highly recommend everyone to visit Český Krumlov once, and I feel it was better that we came at the end of April instead of the summer as it would probably be a lot more crowded with tourists. Sit in a café by the river and enjoy the view of canoers, blooming trees, fishermen, and beautiful flowers against the romantic architectural background – what could be better?

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