The Eclipse Boutique Suites
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Arrived in Abu Dhabi after 15 hour flight from Sydney and was greeted by 38 degree heat at midnight (bit of a contrast to the freezing plane). Of course no flesh allowed here so sitting here sweating it up! Sat next to a nice English couple of the plane, who enjoyed mixing alcohol and sleeping tablets just like myself. Slept poorly despite this, mainly because the plane was freezing! Promise my next post will be more upbeat. Hurry up connecting flight to Madrid. I want to ...
... Grand Mosque, friends and family had mentioned this to me before we left but I still wasn't prepared for how amazing it is, it really is a sight to behold from the outside and the inside is equally spectacular with its Swarovski chandeliers and marble floor and walls with precious stone inlay. However, getting in was both challenging and funny; as ladies we knew we needed to be covered to the ankles and wrists and we needed a ...
... of the city. Firstly, we visited the Zayed Grand Mosque that is one of the largest and grandest mosques in the world. It took 11 years to build and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to complete. There is marble and gold everywhere and inside one of the highlights are the crystal and gold chandeliers that weigh 20 tons a piece. The mosque can take 40'000 worshipers in several prayer halls!
... we were able to board reasonably quickly and easily.
The man I happened to sit beside was very aromatic, not in a good way. Then I noticed the same with some other passengers. I adjusted the fresh air vent to blow across my face.
Our delay continued to increase because we were waiting for about 40 passengers from a connecting flight. They finally arrived. We pushed back from the gate at about 23:05, a little more than an hour ...
... They gave me a gift bag of Croatian items and we had a nice pot luck where they brought some Croatian foods and one of their grandmas made me some homemade Rakija so we all did a couple of shots as the class ended! Meanwhile, my colleagues invited me out to a really nice lunch with lots of wine and meat! They are so nice and show a lot of appreciation for me being here. I got so many calls, emails, and invitations to drinks, little gift bags, etc. I was also invited to visit ...