Midair post

Right now I am 35,998 feet above the ground and flying at 571 mph towards Dubai from Sydney. The flight is 14 hours nonstop and there is still 6 hours and 30 minutes to reach Dubai.

When I am work, eight hours seems so long sometimes but sitting in one place for 14 hours is proving to be a challenge for me right now. In the last seven and a half hours, I have watched 2 movies had 2 meals and wrote 2 articles but time still seems to crawl. I know I am going on a holiday but the air time seems to make me a bit tired.

One of the reasons why I feel so tired is because I boarded the flight at 6am which means we needed to be at the airport at 4 am and consequently we woke up at 3 am. I always tend to forget that when i book an early morning flight, like 6 am, i need to wake up really really early. We slept a bit late last night as well so I had only 5 hours of sleep.

Our baggage check and boarding went smoothly and after the night of packing, I have only 20 kilos in my luggage :), Emirates allows 30kg for this trip but our tour allows only 23 kgs. I think I deserve a pat in the back either way :). I just hope I won’t regret taking out most of my summer dresses.

We are going to land in Dubai at 2pm local time. We have arranged an airport transfer so I hope to be in the hotel by 3 pm. Then one of my friends is going to pick us up for some sightseeing and shopping. I really need to make sure that I have the energy for all that as he has made a special effort to organize all this for us. Then at 10 pm tonight I am going to be on top of the world, I am serious. We have booked a trip to the top of Burj Kalifa, the tallest building in the world. I am waiting to be mesmerized by the view.

I have a million things in my mind right now about Dubai. I recently watched mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and almost half the movie was shot in Dubai.

Dubai, as you all may know is an amazing city and I am looking forward to being amazed by her. From the tallest building in the world, Burj KhalifaΒ to the only 7 start hotel, from manmade islands like the Palm and the Map of the World to indoor ski resorts to Ferrari World. I want to see the musical fountains and to go on a dessert safari. It seems like there is so much to do there and we have such limited time.

Ohoo and how can I forget the amazing shopping experience I am going to have.

I will report some more as I experience it and as I can. Wish me luck and hope the trip will go as planned without any mishap.

This post was written on the way to Dubai and published after 2 days.


24 responses to “Midair post

  1. Yeah thats my plan. Not too many so far, 2 not counting Nepal and the transits πŸ™‚ But I think 25 is quite realistic. BTW I have traveled to quite a number of states in US. Things are not looking that bad either.

    • oopsie didn’t meant to offend you. Sorry if you are. I just ask as a info only πŸ™‚
      US is such a big country that even if you travel your whole life, you will still have more places to go . I am sure you enjoy ur travel there. I want to come back to US and do more states as last time I had only 3 weeks to see the country.

      Happy travelling πŸ˜€

      • Hey why would i get offended, i’m not. why would you think so? ya I know 2 is not number to brag about but you know…i have time…and more than that i like travelling…lot has to do with visa, immigration status etc as well…so I am happy.Now you really make me feel like i should travel to few more countries very soon :p

        • 2 is not a lot but it is a start and I am sure you will let me know when you do more.I will be really happy if I can make you feel that you should travel more πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›
          I will like to travel to more places in USA. Hope one day I can and you can help me pick the right places πŸ™‚

  2. I’d hate it if my wife was blogging all the time when we are on vacation. :p however, nothing to take away from your exotic vacation. The way you go on vacation every 3, 4 months, you are living my dream life. Have fun.

    • Hahaha I wasn’t planning to blog all the time during the holiday but only when I could but anyway we were so busy, I hardly had any spare time on this holiday πŸ™‚ But I will remember for next holiday not to blog at all :p

      This world is such a wonderful place that the more you see, the more you crave for. My dream is to see at least 100 countries before I die which is a lot I know but I can dream anyway. It may come true if I am lucky πŸ™‚

      • 100? wow! But a in this pace, I think you will make it. I would die happy if I make can make it to 25. BTW, I was just teasing you don’t stop blogging on your vacation, we all love to read them. Share the fun πŸ™‚

        • I know 100 is a lot but a girl can always dream. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
          I am sure you can make 25 sooner than you think. All you need to do is start. If you don’t mind me asking, how many you have been to so far?

  3. One time I had a flight 14 hours nonstop from Fra to San fransisco……….OMG sooooooooo long. Time was never ending.

    Duabi is great and I can tell you a really big shopping paradise. But dont forget you have just 23 Kg bagagge………….:)))

  4. That is incredible…Oh man, I could only imagine the view from up there!

  5. 14 hours and long journey!! Imagine what Captain Cook must have endured to reach Australia! πŸ˜‰
    Enjoy your time off in Dubai! πŸ™‚

    • I am so glad I am born in 20th century Yatin πŸ™‚ . There is no way I could have travelled for months to go from one place to another.

      Thanks , Dubai was awesome πŸ™‚

  6. I’d be dizzy by the 50th floor. πŸ˜‰ Have fun, shop lots!

  7. I guess, it might be a silly question to ask, but I am just thinking what internet are you using on flight?

  8. Wow ! That picture is amazing. Eagerly awaiting your travel musings.

  9. That is an amazing picture of the Khalifa! Shame I haven’t been able to meet you yet! But today, I shall! πŸ™‚ Excited πŸ™‚

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