Monday, August 25, 2008

weekend snapshot 2: bling

Middle East is known for the quality of gold that they have. apart from oil, it's one of the best (and priciest) resources they're known for. that's why their sold blings are usually a lot shinier compared to those found in other parts of the world. 'tis a reason enough for expats and travelers to make it a point to buy such souvenirs not only because they're attractive to the eyes, but also because of its value . in my whole life, only in Dubai have i seen a pure 24 K gold jewelry.
a trip to Dubai is never complete without stopping by their gold souk which is the central market for all kinds of jewelry - thousands of pieces and sets made of gold, silver and platinum adorned with precious stones. diamonds are a common sight here, too.

oh boy, it's really a tempting place to go to! it's a place i'm never gonna get tired of visiting...even if it means taking a full hour just to find a parking space.

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