|6 places I want to go||28 places I've been|
1. Tel Aviv
Israel: Gush Dan
I went back to New York in November for two weeks on vacation and I forgot how amazing New York City is. I didn’t want to leave and come back to Sydney. The weather was so pleasent and warm despite being November. Since I wanted to stay there for two weeks I decided to rent a Serviced Apartment rather than staying in a shoe box hotel room and it was a jolly idea. I stayed in Chelsea and I enjoyed strolling around walking pretty much everywhere with ease. Manhattan has surely great spots to go out, although I prefer it during the day where it seems like the real New York comes back alive. I also forgot how safe Manhattan is.
Looking forward to go soon…
Been in Al Ain for a week for work and to my surprise it’s so much better than Dubai. It’s less than two hours drive from DBX where you can also see the desert and the city is smaller, less crowded, cheaper. I am used to Dubai, where taxis are getting hard to find, the traffic is appauling and accommodation are getting expensive. Al Ain is a good compromise, it looks similar to a smaller Dubai, but much more compact to walk around and experience. Like more UAE cities you will find the same shopping opportunities same as Dubai and hotels are the same standards as in Dubai but way cheaper.
People there were friendly, English is spoken widely like in the rest of UAE. There’s also gardens, museams, zoo. People I was with took me on took of a hill where the Emir lives and the view as you go there is amazing and also hot spring are available down the valley.
There’re couple of bars inside hotels, but as the rest of the UAE being muslim same as Dubai you don’t go there to get wasted.
I was really impressed with Al Ain, that I am planning to go back next year with my parents since they have never been in the Middle East as a softer, less frantic version of Dubai.