domenica 1 dicembre 2013

#RescueKamilahCampaign - Abu Dhabi 2013 (Part 2)

Two days after saying goodbye to mamma and sis, it was time to pick up one of my "donne", Oriana.
Oriana needed a well deserved break from Brussels' weather and soak up in the Abu Dhabi sun. 

To my surprise (or maybe not) the 30 something degrees were not enough for this Sicilian. I challenged her to come back in July to get a taste of heat ...  Lemon and mint mocktails, were a a must during Oriana's stay, which we sipped on a regular basis after long days on the pool side (tough life indeed!)

After 4 days of "us-time" catching up on the pool side, or indulging in mouthwatering food and drinks, it was time for another trip to the airport to pick the Di Bella Family: my uncle Sergio and his wife Juana. Sergio and Ju are my loyal visitors, who punctually came to visit my new homes whether in Brussels or London and Abu Dhabi was no exception. They are independent travellers who did their homework before arriving. They were far more knowledgeable about what was going on in Abu Dhabi and Dubai than I was (easy task though). So the Italian caravan with the Di Bella's and Oriana took off and we dived into what the UAE had to offer: A desert Safari .... infused with sun, sand, camels, Henna, and local food...

... and a wonderful one day trip to Dubai with its colourful spices, scents and gold souks.

One of the funny memories of this trip is the number of oils and scents that we smelled. It was like Oriana and Ju were possessed and were making a pit stop (for my uncle's delight) at every shop and stall selling oils, incense and Oud (also known as Agarwood where 1 kg can cost up to 6000 Euro(!)). I think the ladies managed to go home with a stack that can last them for a full year if not more!

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