Munich

Munich, Germany

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg.

I love Munich.

I have been a couple times.

But the first was pretty amazing.

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Buildings are crazy gorgeous.

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Hong KONG!

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, alternatively known by its initials H.K., is situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. The city is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour.

I know I have already wrote about Hong Kong Disneyland here.

But it was too brief, and for such a memorable layover I feel like I need to elaborate more!

Little did I know it then, but I had two of my closest friends with me on that layover!

{I have to just let you know, as I was picking the pictures to add to this blog post, I kept cracking up remembering things that happened. It was a hilarious layover.}

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Gangman Style pose.

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People stare in Hong Kong.

If you look foreign, you will get stared at.

And especially if you have Chelsea trying to jump and kick her heels mid-air.

Or all of us girls (okay, not all, just Chels and I) singing as many Disney songs as we could remember.

We had such a fun time heading to Disneyland! haha

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We knew we had something special when the Disney bond came out.

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I wont tell you how long the line was to get this Dumbo picture..

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I wasn’t expecting how different the food would be in Hong Kong Disneyland. I dont know why, but I just thought it would have the same food as the one in California.

Nope.

I stuck to ice cream.

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Love this group of girls !

And for all of those worried that the only thing I did in Hong Kong was go to Disneyland and eat ice cream, you can stay calm. We had another whole day where we did other non-disney things 😉

Paris

Paris, France

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region.

One of my favorite destinations.

Who can NOT love Paris!

My first layover consisted of crepes and snow.

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Nutella Banana Crepes in the making. Hit the spot.

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Our stop after that was this adorable little French Tea & Pastry Cafe, Ladurée.

There are branches all over the world, but it originated in France.

We all had to try their specialty, the macarons.

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As Wikipedia says…

Ladurée  is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house created in 1862. It is one of the top premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. They are still one of the best known makers of macarons in the world.

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Dubai Things to Do: WAFI

If you know me, you know I like cheap.

And what is cheaper then free?!

So if you find yourself in Dubai, on a Sunday night, around 8pm, come to WAFI.

“Join us every Sunday from 8.30pm to enjoy incredible movies on our giant beanbags, whilst munching on fantastic popcorn and hotdogs with the coolest beverages in Dubai’s most popular venue to really ‘chill out’ – the Rooftop Gardens.”

Roma

Rome, Italy

Rome is a city and special comune in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio.

I cannot believe I have never wrote about my layover in Rome.

One of my favorite places ever.

It’s been a year since this flight and I desperately need to go again soon!

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One of the many times we were lost. I am pretty bad when it comes to maps, so I just take pictures while someone else figures it out 😉

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Our group! It’s rare when you can get more then 4 people wanting to do the same thing on a layover.

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Gotta have the pizza.

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Until next time Rome.

Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.

Ahhh, Zurich.

You are so pretty.

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My 1st official layover (after Moscow).

Two girls from my flight came with me to go find some Swiss Fondue!

The weather was gray and drizzly and I loved it. Despite the fact that I looked like a drowned rat.

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Me looking like a drowned rat

Our concierge at the hotel recommended we head towards Altstadt (German for “old town”), The Old Town stretches on both sides of the Limmat River.

And it was the best recommendation!

Cobblestones, quaint little stores, perfect restaurants.

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We decided to escape the rain and Adler’s looked like a good choice to us.

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Boozy, amazing Swiss Fondue.

After our meal, we found that the rain had stopped, dusk was just setting,  giving us a cozy view on our walk back to the hotel.

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Amazing ♥

Moscow

Moscow,Russia

Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia.

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Moscow was my very first layover I ever did.

It was my 2nd SUPY flight (where I wasn’t actually operating as an actual flight attendant, it was more for me to observe). And I was in awe of everything.

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Shaina, my batchmate for the past 7 week training course, and fellow SUPY !

I just remember how I couldn’t believe I was visiting Russia. It seemed so foreign, a place I never would have actually visited had I not joined Emirates. It reminded me of snow and fur hats and thick accents.

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Some of the other crew members. It was some serious cold, I think I remember it being -7 degrees Celsius.

Needless to say it was an amazing layover filled with seeing the Red Square, eating borsch, and lots of snow.

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One of the perks of being a SUPY is the fact that you get to sit in the cockpit during take off and landing.

And leaving Russia was exciting. So much snow. We got to see planes having to go through the process of being de-iced. It was a pretty neat experience.

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Look at all that snow.

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de-icing! Trucks would come alongside the planes and spray it with fumes.

  I went again to Moscow, a year later (almost to the day!). It was crazy to think of all the places I had been to within those two flights.

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A year later, and she’s just as pretty.

Places

So I have done a really bad job posting on here all the amazing places I have gone too.

I am going to try to review all the pics, and decide which to share.

(but dont worry, it wont be too much flooding of pics onto the blog!)

Here goes..

Surprise Visitors!

I am sooo excited! I just found out my old Pastry Chef from my Restaurant days in Napa is in Abu Dhabi (2 hour drive from Dubai).

Luckily I have been working on getting my UAE drivers license.

If things work out, I may be renting a car and driving up to Abu Dhabi in a few days.

Brunching with her will be tot’s worth it.

Can’t wait!