Since I worked here in Dubai, I have made it a point to travel every year to fulfill my dream of seeing the world. But now that I am expecting, travelling has taken a back seat, and will perhaps remain in there for another year or so. I have a very good reason why I can’t travel, but I still couldn’t help but feel envious of my Pinoy colleagues who are bound to travel to Turkey this August. They are flying out before Ramadan, and the package they got was really, really good. What makes their trip better is that they're going on a group. I bet that would be so much fun!
Not that I've never been to Turkey before. In fact, Turkey is the first country I’ve visited since I moved here to Dubai. It was Eid Al Fitr in 2005, and I traveled there with my bessie B. It was an enjoyable 4 day-3 night tour, and for the price we paid, it was well worth every fil we shelled out! That’s what I like about being in Dubai – you are right in the middle of the world map so you can travel to the East and West at lower costs. Seeing new places is what I am missing right now, hence, the green feeling.
Here are some of my old pics when we went to Istanbul and Bursa in Turkey 4 years ago. (and yes, it was xx lbs ago, too!) It was so cold then…around 9-12 degrees Celsius...and much colder up in the mountains in Bursa where our bums were frozen cold at 4 below zero!
|checking out the galleries as soon as we arrived|
|the clock tower next to Dolmabahce Palace|
inside Hagia Sophia
(behind me is the mosque's mark facing Mecca)
|Hagia Sophia still...remnants of Christianity in this unique museum|
|the famous Blue Mosque with six minarets|
|at Taksim Square (shopping is so expensive here!)|
|hold that tram!|
|buying souvenirs at Bursa|
|first snow experience at Mt. Olympos in Bursa|
|going for the Bosphorus Cruise|
|nice view while cruising|
|and i got to be captain for two minutes :)|
|the entrance to Topkapi Palace|
Hopefully in 2011 I could start traveling again. I'd like to see Mauritius or Maldives before they vanish due to global warming. And a Euro trip would be lovely, too. Let's see how it goes :)