*Note* I was supposed to have posted this a week and a half ago, so just play along*
So things have been a little more quiet than normal on this blog, because I've been traveling for about a week and a half. First of all, Cakes and I finally went on our honeymoon!!! Woot wooooooooooooooooot!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen our little montage of pictures posted last week. If you're not, then you can enjoy the pictures here :)
We flew Qatar Airways, largely due to convenience and while their Nigerian staff almost messed us up before we left, they made up for it and our travels back and forth were smooth (minus a delayed suitcase - which meant I had to wear the same sandals for like 3 days). I'll put up a review of Qatar Airways a little later, but for now Imma just focus on our trip.
|Qatar Airways, I enjoyed your food!!! Really did.|
NOTE 1: Being the overzealous goody-two-shoes that I am, I Googled how to dress in Dubai, since it IS a Middle Eastern country. Based on what I read, I told Cakes that we always had to be covered from shoulders to knees, so he couldn't bring shorts and I could carry mostly longer outfits. Imagine my shock when I got there and other people were wearing booty shorts and spaghetti tank tops!!! Cakes just rolled his eyes at me cos I made him pack his Nigerian outfits. All this in extreme heat! We think Nigeria is hot at 27C (80F), and we were roasting in 44C (111F) in Dubai. It was sha the wrong time to visit, cos they're right in the middle of summer. If you want to go, October to January is best.
NOTE 2: Oh, and I also read that any form of PDA (public display of affection) between people of the opposite sex could get you arrested, so I didn't allow Cakes to hold my hand for more than a second at the time. He couldn't even dare kiss me outside our hotel.
|Holding hands and kissing BEFORE we can get busted!|
|Oversized teddy in Doha airport|
We got to Dubai veeeery early on a Saturday morning. We were so early that there wasn't a room available in our hotel, and Cakes had to shower in their gym bathroom. I was too exhausted to shower and slept off on a chair outside their gym. While I slept, Cakes had breakfast and waited for a room to be prepared for us. We were actually very lucky, because check-in time is supposed to be 3pm, and we arrived there at 6:30am! But by 9am, we were in our room and passed out from the traveling stress. When we finally woke up, I showered and we set about heading to Abu Dhabi to visit our family friends. We had a nice time chilling with them and their beautiful 3 daughters... Cakes and I definitely want to have a girl for our first child, whenever that time comes :D
|Dirhams for all our taxi rides!|
Hehe Cakes said the thought that kept coming to mind was the amount of meat (fish) that's being "wasted." Don't mind him. The animals were fun to see and it's just amazing how many different types of fish there are!
|I've decided his name is Nelson|
|Nooooo, don't eat meeeeeee|
|Yeah, this little guy made Cakes hungry|
|I really like jellyfish|
|Eels just make me think of Sushi. I think a sushi date with Blondissimo is in order.|
|This crocodile was MASSIVE!!!!|
|Teeth of life!!!|
|Now this one made ME hungry|
|Big croc: Hey girl, I'm feeling you. Can I talk to you?|
Small croc: Oh gawsh, not again. BYE!
Me: See film!
Anyways, by the time we were done with the aquarium, our original intention to see the Dubai fountains fell flat. We arrived at the fountains (which was on the other side of the mall) at 11:05pm, and the last show had literally just finished! We just determined to go on the night before we left Dubai and that was that. Part 2 (and maybe 3) will come later in the week.
|First good sighting of the Burj Khalifa|
Have a pretty day everyone!