GIRLS THEY WANNA HAVE FUN

There are several adventure sports and games in Nepal. Paragliding, Bungy Jumping, Ultra Light flights, Rafting, Zip flyer and etc.  I wanted the Ultra Lights Flights, but it was too expensive for us and the weather was quite unpredictable too.

 

So, we have decided to do the Zipflyer.

ZipFlyer Adventure

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The speed of the Zip comes 100 miles per hour with 2000 ft vertical down. The ride is about 2 minutes. It begins from the hilltop of Sarangkot, the view point of Pokhara valley with the overview of the beautiful Seti River and dense forest from a platform overlooking the Himalaya.

 

One of those guys stuck in the middle for 10 minutes.

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This is my second time, I had my first in the Philippines. Still, I was feeling nervous, but excited.

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So here it goes, the real me shouting like crazy.

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It was a fun ride.

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Bungy Jumping

Location: Hemja, Near Tibetan Camp, Pokhara.
Hight: 80 meters / 50m & 32m Cliff Steel Tower
Price: Rs 3,000/- Nepali Citizen
Price: Rs 6,490/USD 63 – Foreigner Citizen

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It wasn’t me there. I still have no guts to do this thrilling activity.

 

Nightlife

Yes, there is a nightlife in Pokhara.

Where to party? Don’t worry, Pokhara knows many bars and restaurants.  All the locations are easy to find because it’s just near in the lakeside area.

 

We are told that one of the best bars in town is Busy Bee, so we went there and found it without no trouble.

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Busy bee is literally busy. There were so many people at the time when we dine and drink. There are so many foreigners too, you wouldn’t feel out of place. There’s a live band playing good songs, a dance floor, and a good beer.

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We truly had a wonderful night.  Thank you Pokhara!

NAMASTE

To be honest, going to Nepal was not in my bucket list, just like some things that comes unexpectedly. Some people asked, why there? what was there? Well, Nepal is full of old age cultures and traditional religious beliefs that you would envy somehow.

 Kathmandu was hit by an eathquake two years ago, and it was a little bit devastated to see some of the historical places were destroyed, structures made of bricks shattered into pieces and the recourse is still going on. The city was not that extravagant, I was not expecting though, but totally I enjoy the simplicity, humbleness and the smiles from the locals.

Truly, in life we can’t have anything we want, just like in this city, but they vow and say Namaste with spirit. And oh, the traffic here is so horrible and the road is woobly! We called it, Nepal safari road! 🇳🇵🇳🇵

 

Dubai’s here & there

Winter has ended here in Dubai, and it means summer with extreme hot, windy and humid is about to come.  I hate going out in summer, no one will love the temperature around 41 °C for sure.  So, winter is a little paradise to us where we can enjoy the short period of warmness.

I went here and there and took some pictures while visiting some places.

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The weather feels like heaven; warm and relaxing.

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Falcon is the national bird of UAE and is a symbol of force and courage.

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Camel is part of UAE’s rich heritage. It is famously known as the ship of the desert. Historically, camels in the UAE were a dependable source of not only transport but also food and milk.

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Never miss to experienced the most popular tourist activity in Dubai with adventure and thrilling ride, Desert Safari.

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Shisha is a water pipe used to smoke tobacco through cooled water. It has a sweet and fruity smell.  Smoking shisha is about socializing and has been part of life in the Middle East for centuries. You can find also them in the restaurant where with both men and women equally taking part.

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And of course, don’t forget to buy Desert Day Sand Bottle for Souvenir.

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Weather Details

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Dubai weather is at its worst during the summer months, which is the period from June until September. For those who has low heat tolerance, you better, spend less time outdoors to avoid heat exhaustion and any exposure that is bad for the body.

“Here are some tips for a safe and healthy summer.

  1. Avoid direct sun exposure.
  2. Be physically fit.
  3. Drink plenty of liquids, like water, natural juices or sport drinks, to replace fluid lost from sweating.

  4. Wear comfortable/loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing such as cotton.
  5. Personal Protective Equipment. Use hats, sunscreens, umbrellas and sunglasses.

  6. Healthy eating. Avoid oily/fatty foods, sodas – eat fruits & vegetables instead. Eat smaller meals more regularly

  7. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat stress.

  8. Head out early for outdoor activities.

  9. Try to rest as much as possible and get sufficient sleep at night.

  10. Take advantage of air-conditioned shopping malls.”

Let’s beat the summer!

 

 

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Respect the LAWS

CONSULATE

This is an urgent call to all Filipinos living and working here in Dubai. I don’t have to expound further, I don’t have 1 million AED to pay. 🙂

Some people would think there is no freedom in this country, you have to be discreet in everything to avoid damaging the image and character of their homeland. For all the right reasons, we are no longer in our own country so  we must respect their rules or you can leave.

Personally, I don’t have any problems with this. I am quite adjusted. Beforehand, I am quite conscious of posting “whatever” that would consider destructive. Compare from other countries, social media and the freedom of information has been abused.  It is good that Philippine Consulate released this notice to stop the spreading natter because we Filipinos are inclined to post anything under the sun on our social media, now we have the reason to be more careful and responsible.

And to those who are curious about what is happening in here, we are all fine.

Dubai is fine.

I am fine.

Echoes of my Neighborhood

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MUSHRIF PARK DUBAI

Mushrif Park is one of the family park located in Mirdif (Al Khawaneej road) Dubai. Sorry I wasn’t able to take pictures inside the park because my phone was dead off. Anyhow, there are many slides, swings, seesaws, a merry-go-round and swimming pool for kids to enjoy. Adults will be content to watch the kids and chit-chat too.

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AL MAMZAR OPEN BEACH

Al Mamzar is a well maintained and clean open beach in Dubai. There is a wide section for winding foot and bike paths that make this one of the favorite spots for all kinds of nationality. There are also some kiosk, benches and swaying palm trees for you to relax while staring the sea water.

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Kids are enjoying their race.

 

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SALAHUDDIN STREET, DEIRA DUBAI

Backside of the right building is where I live. I’ve been staying in this area (Salahuddin) for eight years now, and though I have shifted five times from one flat to another, still I choose to live inside the vicinity. For me, there is no place like here. In my neighborhood, train station is very accessible, there are malls, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and a lot. The place is quite crowded, but certainly safe.

That’s all for now. Happy Thursday To All!

For Echos of my Neighbourhood of Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha at acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

 

SINGAPORE QUICK VISIT

I admit I still feel shit. But I need to keep my feelings a little bit of time and enjoy the present moment.
I had more than 12 hours layover in Singapore and I was able to meet my close friend with her husband who served as my tour guide the whole time. The places are quite good and I can’t stop thinking that it would be more fun with my kiddo around (though he is always complaining).

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To be honest, I love the Singapore airport (Changi International Airport Terminal 1).  It’s bigger, cleaner and the WiFi connection is absolutely perfect!  You will love it.

 

Thank you Singapore! You made my day!

TRAVEL WITH THE ONE U LOVE

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No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.

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Day 1 – Traveling Day from Davao to Cebu to Puerto Princesa by air and 6 hours by land from Puerto to EL Nido.