A day in Chicago

After a whole 14hr flight I thought I got old in that plane. As for main fleeters, we’re not used to do these long flights that often. Fortunately I’ve been assigned for ‘murika’ flights! Not home-home but hey, I get to buy products and stuff that only I can get it in USA or Puerto Rico. Stores and brands I only see them in this part of the world and like some other times (like last time) my boyfriend gets to see me on my layover. These are the pros for having USA flights, for me. My boyfriend tried to swap and get rid of his shifts but it was unsuccessful. I unfortunately didn’t get to see him and maybe for that reason I felt I was doing the bloodiest boring flight ever. I couldn’t believe I was going to USA and not able to see my boyfriend. I wasn’t motivated and a little bit sad, yet I tried to comfort myself of thinking I was going to Walgreen’s, yes Walgreen’s. There’s two simple things an American must have in each corner and cannot live without it: Walgreen’s and of course, Walmart. For my eastern European peeps: Walgreen’s provides access to consumer goods and services, plus pharmacy, photo studio, health and much more. Most products from this store/pharmacy are impossible to find in Dubai. I was determined to shop at Walgreen’s before I leave and that’s what I did.

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Budapest, Hungary 💚

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Every time I think about Budapest I feel disappointed from the decision that I made on my layover. I never take walking tours, but when I do, I choose the worst one to mess up all my plans.  We arrived at 2pm at the hotel, late enough for the bus tours which all the crew that I met in the past have recommended me to booked it. Unfortunately, It was too late for these tours. Since it was my second week working 3 to 4 flights back to back with only one day off, I was so tired and also with jetlag to walk around to all the places that I wanted to visit alone. I mostly take a map and go solo. If I like the plan of the crew I’ll join, if not, then alone it  is. In this case one of the crew invited me to go with her for a  walking tour from a gentleman that offers tours for Emirates crew, so I thought..okay I guess (let me try it since I’m exhausted to navigate alone). I changed and meet up at the lobby. We were staying in the city, so we just walked more into it with a little bit of history and its beautiful architecture. I like tours that they say less history words and explanations, Why? Because I’m not in vacations. I’m there for only a day and a half or two, so I need to experienced the food, the light, sunset, the people, the views, everything. I love to take photos, and standing 5 to 7 mins in the same area talking and talking… It makes me anxious. This is why I prefer going solo with a map, except this time though! Which I don’t know what I was thinking of! I missed the Buda Castle which it was crossing the bridge near my hotel, the church, the liberty statue, the palace, a thermal bath etc. There’s a lot of things to do in Budapest and I know one day is not enough but I was hoping to at least visit the Buda Castle. The walking tour just gets you inside the city and its history, also by the Opera and Chain Bridge. I enjoyed yes, but crossing the bridge were all the sightseeing. I arrived late and tired of walking so I wasn’t able to continue alone. Although, I still recommend Budapest. It is a beautiful city, amazing architecture, food is delicious, many places to go and things to do, and best of all…is not expensive! This is what I did:

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Around the city!:

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Hello Singapore!

This past month I’m on reserve until the first week of June. So it’s been annoying because you don’t know your days off or if you’ll be on duty until last-minute or a day before, so you can’t  really set plans ahead or anything. So I was on home standby and before I went to bed I checked my roster and, YESSS ! I got a multisector! finally! My last multisector was in march when I had the famous 8 days trip to Bangkok-Sydney-Christchurch, the longest trip of Emirates. So I was so happy that I got this time another one and a good one as well. Singapore-Brisbane 4 days trip. Singapore always amazed me and I wanted to go to Brisbane to visit the Koala Sanctuary. I’m going to divide the post, the same I did with Bangkok-Sydney. So this one is for Singapore, oh Singapore!

 

Singapore a global financial centre with a tropical climate, multicultural population and also known by their beautiful buildings designs ahh! I just couldn’t wait to see the night life. We arrived in the afternoon and after a long 8hour flight I decided to have a power nap…yeah right. The power nap ended to be a long beauty sleep. I woke up at 7pm same day. All the crew had already been in Singapore so nobody really wanted to go out. I decided to grab a map and go to the Marina Bay alone which was near. It was beautiful, the buildings were so shiny at night, the environment of people having a good time, restaurants full of people, couples everywhere, live music, traditional food etc. I just sat enjoying the amazing view of the bay, took some photos and walked to the Merlion. I stayed at the Marina Bay ’till 11pm. Next day I had Brisbane flight departing at afternoon so I had plenty of time to rest. These are some of night photos of the Marina Bay:

 

Two days later after arriving back to Singapore from Brisbane, I was so tired. We arrived at in the morning, still I wanted to explore a little bit of Singapore plus enjoy the Marina Bay once again but in daylight. Most likely I don’t booked myself into tours, but since I was so tired for walking and reading maps, I just schedule a group tour guide and went in the afternoon. One of the crew, a so nice girl from Spain went with me too. It was a 3 hour tour, just some quick stops in some point of interest of the city, just what I was looking for. I even slept in the bus! haha oh God! But this is so handy when it comes for a short stay and want to see almost everything with short stops or when you’re tired of navigating.  These are some places we visited and enjoyed:

 

Marina Bay

 

Little India

 

China Town:

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Orchid Garden:

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Hope You enjoyed my lovely Singapore gallery!

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