Sunday, January 15, 2012

Our Adventure in Al Dhafra Festival: Journey to central Abu Dhabi

Howdy everyone? How'ya all doing? I hope everyone is doing good. Am I dreaming? Nope! Yeah, my self-imposed blogging break is over. I am finally back in the blogosphere. To compensate for my loonggggggggg absence, I will post more photos today. Let me continue my story about our adventure in Al Dhafra Festival organized by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority last December 2011.

It was one foggy and windy Monday morning when we left Al Ain City and headed to central Abu Dhabi. I was a bit worried and hesitant to travel since hubby was not around. We had to take the public transportation  all the way from Al Ain to Madinat Zayed. My hesitation grew even more when I saw that the visibility on the road was significantly reduced, knowing the "driving habits" of the motorists here in the UAE. Since we were all excited about our trip, I just shrugged my shoulders and  took a deep breath and filled my lungs with cool and fresh air. We simply ignored the weather and off we went to Al Ain Bus station at 07:20 AM.

at Al Mutaredh District while we were waiting for the taxi

at the Central District on our way to Al Ain Bus Station

As soon as we stepped out of the taxi, we all realized that we were late for the 07:30 AM bus and we had to wait for another bus. An employee told us to wait inside the designated waiting station. We were sitting for about 25 minutes when JM and Joel started to complain. Kids became impatient as the clock started ticking. 

at the bus station

To divert their attention, I asked them to buy some food to munch while I was busy taking pictures of this cute critter :))

After 15 more minutes, I, too became impatient. We decided to take a cab for rent along with the other 2 passengers and headed to Abu Dhabi without even thinking of the risk. At exactly 10:15 AM, we arrived safely at Abu Dhabi Bus Station and our journey to Madinat Zayed has begun.

on our way to Abu Dhabi taken inside the cab

JM beside the stone falcon at Abu Dhabi Bus Station

TO BE CONTINUED.....
(these photos are straight out of the camera, resized to low resolution and no pp done.)

21 comments:

  1. Welcome back to blogging after your busy schedules. Eager to read the next series of photos on the festival event. Thanks God that you reaches your destination safely despite the poor visibility on the road.

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    1. Thank you kuya George! Yes, we were so thankful that we reached our destination safe and sound.

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  2. hellooooooooooooooo Mis.. I always tell you that I miss you so much.. but its never enough.. in fact i was away too from blogland.. every hobby needs time isn't it so I just didnt find time to come back and look here when I am here you are here too. how nice. your pictures show that you are daring and its good ... the pics are sooo cozy but misty... love it.. where are you in the pics.. give a pose for us ..
    have fun
    Naqvee♥

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    1. Hi Naqvee. I miss you too but due to my busy sched, i don't get to blog hop more often. Hope to visit your page soon.

      Regarding the photos, as usual I feel like my kids are far better than me to be included in the subject hahaha!

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  3. welcome back sis! happy blogging. ;)

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    1. I really hope so. Well, I'm back after 3 long months of hiatus.

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  5. hi there sistah! poke me when the next post is published :-) smiling here as I read on the kids becoming impatient...I can so relate...do your kids love posing or do you have to bribe them to smile for the cam? mine are so camera allergic hahaha, I have to promise heaven and earth to make them look at the cam sometimes hahaha, mwah!

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    1. Hello sistah Zen. Will do that. Oh yeah! mine are camera allergic too but they love to take pictures. They simply hate the idea of being the subject. Like you, I have to promise everything even for a sigle shot hahaha!

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  6. droppin' by to check out on you sis. hope everything is fine in your side of the world. btw, i linked you in one of my blog post. hope to see you blogging again. take care...

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    1. Thank you dear and thank you for linking one of my blog post. You made my day with your visit today.

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  7. welcome back...indeed the weather is very cold. Judging from the swaying of date trees, the cold wind is coming from UAE side/direction...and it gets colder in the evening and coldest in the early morning... but i like it this way than the hot summer wind. ;-)

    Again, welcome back to the blogging world!

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    1. Thank you R1. I enjoyed the winter but it was really short. Hope it's longer in your side of the world. I miss your photos too. Looking forward to visiting your page soon.

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  8. Hi Misalyn, happy new year and I hope to see many more of your photos in 2012 ... if there is anything left to photograph that is!

    I had a blogging break too, but have beautified my Working Smarter blog site (http://desert-wave-enterprises.blogspot.com) and hope to do much more with it this year. I'm also looking for contributors, so if you are interested ... go for it.

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    1. Hi Robin. Will have a look at your new blog site. Will inform you as soon as get to clear my schedule. After May 2012, I will be having free time to blog more often. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Ms. Dubai fashionista. Thank for your visit and hope to see you again.

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  10. Ahoj there! :) Pareho lang pala tayo. I went on a blog break, too. And I'm glad you're back. Ako'y balik blogging na rin.

    Looking forward to more photos from you.

    Mabuti at totoong fog yang na-experience ninyo, kung dito yan sa Pinas, lalo na kung sa Manila, smog yan hehehe

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    1. Hello Ms. N! Grabe ako inabot ng 3 months bago nakabalik sa pagba-blog. Hopefully makapagpost man lang ako kahit on a weekly basis.

      Buti na nga lang totoong fog yun kasi kung smog malamang ang baho namin sa haba ng biniyahe namin. :)

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    1. Ho Joey. I missed blogging, good thing that I was able to post an entry yesterday. Thank you for always checking out my photoblog.

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