I find that the wanderlust has hit again! I am wondering where next to go and why? For some reason, the United Arab Emirates come to mind again and I started to ask myself why! Why does the place keep being special to me? I think its the fact that she’s full of surprises! There’s always something new to see! It’s the fact that she is full of contradictions- extreme opulence and carefully concealed poverty- on the periphery! It’s the fact that in one location, with one trip to the “desert”, you can ski on ice, go on a safari, see belly dancers, ride a camel, drive on a Formula 1 race track, take boat rides, see the Atlantis, watch their attempt to beat the biggest and best! And applaud it! But most of all Dubai and Abu Dhabi (haven’t really seen the rest of the U.A.E) teach me about the creative power of man! How from nothing, with a dream and a plan; with determination and discipline, you can create something! I always leave there feeling inspired and almost invincible- like truly, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Okay! Enjoy the pictures. Since I cannot go back at the moment (where is the sad face smiley?), I decided to take a trip through my photo album and to take you on the trip with me! Enjoy.
I could go on and on and will probably upload pictures of the desert safari when I find them. But suffice it to say that I feel better already! In sharing these pictures with you, I have traveled in my mind and back! Reminds me of something Ben Carson said in his book, “Gifted Hands” about the power of books to transport us beyond our environments and current stations in life! I say Amen to that, in the half hour it took to thumb through my pictures, I went to the U.A.E and back! Smile! Have a good weekend folks! Remember to be awesome!