First trip to Africa and my choice is Chad. Why Chad? Because accidentally I found a wonderful Archey canyon to see there, Also because I know nothing about this country and it’s not a tourist destination. So let’s go and discover it!
September-February is dust season. March-May – hot season. June-September rainy season, the worst one for travels. Continue reading CHAD 2015
Lyon. Arrived in Paris by bus, took the first metro then another 1.5 hours by bus to Beauvais, then a flight to Bratislava, then another flight to Moscow and then onwards to Dushanbe. Finally. Or so I hoped.
It wouldn’t be a trip if it hadn’t started off with with some complications.
My first trip outside Europe is with my my friend Daiva. The trip was done via Istanbul then off to Eastern Turkey (Kurdistan), visiting Diyarbakir, Mardin, Batman, Şanlıurfa, then off to Syria.
Our objective – to go to Istanbul, stay over with Bora (Saber’s friend) and Batu, then on the next day take a flight to Diyarbakir and join Saber with his Kurdish friend Mucahit, and a few days later, to reach Syria.
I arrived at Dubai international airport at 3:30 am. Life is going on ! Is it a night time ? For sure not at the airport. The most interesting moment is at the checkpoint – the only place where Muslim women are obliged publicly to undercover their faces.
My first minutes of a new adventure started smoothly . One girl, who I met in the airplane, had a boyfriend who proposed to bring me to the bus station. What luck. In an expensive trendy BMW I was brought to the bus station, where I was left alone with what seemed like many poor Pakistanis and Indians. Waiting. Why not to take a short nap at the bench as they do? I still had time for that. It was a good idea. At 6:00 I took a minibus to go to al-Ain where Khalid, my Omani friend, had come to pick me up at 12:00. The trip by bus takes 2 hours. I arrived. Time to get out to explore. My first trip, completely alone in Arab country. Wuhu!!!!! So exited.Continue reading glam OMAN