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A feeling of good …

The flight to Dubai was awfully tiring. I was seated on the left side in the aircraft so I missed the view over The Palm. Dubai International Airport is big. A long walk to get to the train that took us to passport control and baggage claim. The whole procedure took more than an hour.

Before leaving Stockholm I checked how to get to the hotel from the airport. Metro line no 1, 3 stops. Info tells me it costs 2-3 dirhams. Brilliant. Same line 16 stops away will take me to the centre of Dubai. Great start. So, an hour and a half later I find my way to the Metro. Opens 5.50. What to do. Taxi? No way! Traveling for a whole year doesn’t aloud me paying for taxi every time I feel a bit lazy. Coffee and wifi, that is what I need while waiting for the Metro to open.

I order the coffee and I find myself a nice spot. The gentleman sitting opposite greats me with a friendly smile and that is all it takes for us to start a conversation. Simon is from UK and has been living in Dubai for the past 10 years. He gives me a lot of tips on what to do and of course I won’t make it all since my time here is limited.

But that is not the point, the point is that this is exactly what I love about traveling. Meeting people, having nice conversations. Hopefully this beginning will set the tone for the rest of my journey.

It is 5 am, time for prayer is announced with the song I don’t understand a word of. But it is beautiful and it gives me a feeling of good.

5 thoughts on “A feeling of good …

  1. Good start for you ?

  2. Dubai wow ? what a country with a lot of rules to follow ?? and high quality … Playing som golf perhaps ?

  3. just like how we met in Istanbul !
    and the same call to prayer.
    surrounding you with light as you travel on!!!!!

  4. Indeed, that’s how we met Maryann. It was lovely. And thank you!

  5. Jo, många regler är det men en hel del bra också. Hoppas du har det bra i Portugal!

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