We stayed 3 days in Goa and it wasn’t enough. Goa is a state not a city. We stayed in the center of it, close to the capital Panaji, and we didn’t have time to go to the best beaches, which are either in the north or very far in the south. Well far is different in Goa. The traffic is dense and slow, and taxis/rickshaws are expensive by indian standards.
When in India (especially when you’ve just arrived), you need to be very careful with what you drink. So no tap water. There are reports that in some places in India they refill mineral water bottles with tap water and reseal. But we digress. One of the most common things you’ll find to drink on menus in Goa is Kingfisher Beer.
Verdict: it’s a Lager. We’re not beer specialists, it was warm, we enjoyed it.
At the marina mall in Abu Dhabi, there’s a tower with a rotating restaurant at the top. It means that while you’re eating or drinking the view changes slowly. Before getting our (non-alcoholic) beverages, we were served an unknown green shot glass.
Verdict: It’s good. A variation on lime juice with sugar and ground mint leaves.
Bonus picture: a traditional boat from the area.
During our journey when we might find some local dish or specialty… and we might even taste it. If we do we’ll report it here.
First test will be camel milk, provided in 250ml plastic bottle of brand Camelicious, made in U.A.E. and bought at a Lulu supermarket in Abu Dhabi.
Verdict: it looks like cow milk, but the taste is a little off. I think it tastes a little bit saltier. Aline think it tastes like cardboard. It’s certainly drinkable, but we didn’t enjoy it very much.
Emirates Palace is a big luxury hotel in the sea front of Abu Dhabi. Well located, impressive and luxurious.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the biggest mosque in the UAE. Its carpet is considered to be the largest in the world.
The desert, so beautiful.
Pictures include: sand, camels, trees, bushes, (so-called) road, Aline, Bengt (off-road driver) and off-road vehicule.
The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world (in total area).
It has the world largest aquarium (with associated zoo) which is impressive in size as well as the variety and density of fishes inside of it.
Well Burj Khalifa is probably one of Dubai’s most recognized landmark, and you can not escape taking pictures of it (and having pictures of you taken with it in the background), at least we didn’t.
Met with some friends (and former colleagues): one of them just moved in and was nice enough to invite us to sleep over (in exchange for not publishing photos of him with dogs… long story) , and attend his house-warming party.
It’s seems the parisian weather is telling us to leave.