One Month Vacation Leave: Plans and Goals

It’s the start of my one month vacation from my retail job! After living for a year in Dubai and working as a sales attendant inside a mall, I’m finally going on a 30-day leave. I’m excited because it’s been awhile since I last had a long break. Here in Dubai, everybody’s life is all … Read more

Dining in Middle Eastern Restaurants


I’ve been staying in Dubai for more than 2 years now and even if I haven’t been travelling outside as often, I usually spend my days off by touring other places in the UAE with my girlfriend. Sometimes when I don’t have much time, we tend to go out and grab a bite to taste … Read more

How I Manage My Finances While Travelling

When I was in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I received an email from Claire of TravelingLight asking me how I manage my finances while backpacking. I gave my two cent’s worth and thought that this was a good blog entry to share to my readers. It can be risky bringing all your cash with you inside … Read more

Out of Town Blog’s Top 15 Philippine Travel Blogs 2013

Recently, a survey was conducted by Out of Town Blog to bloggers listing their top 15 Philippine travel blogs. A number of bloggers joined in the said survey and after tallying it, I was surprised to see that soloflightEd is among the top travel blogs in the country. Below is the list of top blogs … Read more

Mexican Food at Rosa Mexicano in Dubai Mall


Over the Eid Holiday, Jana and I went to the Rosa Mexicano Restaurant located in The Dubai Mall for some Mexican cuisine. There were plenty of people inside the shopping mall since everybody was in a festive mood. It was, after all, the break after the fasting month of Ramadan in the UAE. Rosa Mexicano … Read more

Travelling with Locals through

I’m not the best guy when it comes to planning my trips especially when they’re overseas. I usually have very reliable friends who make all the research about places to go, things to do, and food to eat. Only requirement for me is that it should be budget-friendly. I don’t know if this makes me … Read more

Dubai, UAE: Swimming in Wadi Al Qahfi

After driving a desert buggy at the sand dunes of Sharjah, we got back inside the vehicle to proceed to Hatta. We were to get wet in a natural swimming pool in Wadi Al Qahfi (Khaffi). I didn’t expect much of the place as all I knew about the Middle East was it being a desert, but the natural pool intrigued me.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Swimming in Wadi (Valley) Al Qahfi
April 30, 2013

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Wadi Qaffi in the Hatta Mountains

The drive took awhile, but I was busy staring at the view of the landscape changing. From soft and sandy desert dunes to rough and mountainous rocks. I’m glad that we had the car all to ourselves as it felt like a private tour. Plus there’s lots of leg space! 🙂

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driving in the mountain

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Dubai, UAE: Hatta Heritage Walking Tour

We finished the Hatta Mountain Tour and we were planning to head back to the city when our guide asked us if we wanted to visit the Hatta Heritage Village. I’m not a history geek and I wasn’t really feeling the walking tour, but we decided to check it out for 15 minutes.

Hatta Heritage Walking Tour
April 30, 2013

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Dubai-Hatta-Oman Safari Tour

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Hatta Tour

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Preparing for the Winter Holidays

I’ve been here in the Middle East for over nine months now. My, my, how time has flown so quickly. Despite being stuck working in a retail shop six days in a week, I try my best to travel during my days off. That is, if my body can still keep up with the lack of rest.

I guess I haven’t been used to the work environment ever since I quit my previous job to go freelance and set up my online projects. However, I’m excited in the coming months as I have a month’s worth of vacation leave after a year in the shop.

imagining the holidays

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Mayrhofen: Top Après Ski Delights

If there’s one thing that Mayrhofen excels at (other than its fabulous on and off-piste opportunities), it’s the après ski scene. Arguably one of the liveliest resorts in the Alps, Mayrhofen ski holidays are as much about the nightlife as they are skiing and boarding and as part of your skiing break, it’d be a shame not to immerse yourself in it. Here are a few of the highlights.

Unlike some of the other Austrian ski resorts, such as Solden and Saalbaach, Mayrhofen has a strong British influence, meaning that as British winter holidaymakers, you’re in the right place. With over 70 restaurants, most of which also provide bar facilities as the sun goes down, and plenty of après ski events and festivals hosted throughout the season, Mayrhofen is the epitome of fun, vibrancy and excitement.

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Which is better: Bus or Train?

Both trains and buses offer an excellent solution to the continuing need to transport lots of people from A to B with the least amount of damage to the environment (compared to other methods of transport powered by fuel). Few of us work close to our homes anymore, and many of us live miles away from our families, so buses and trains have become an important part of our daily commutes and a good way of visiting loved ones without the expense involved in driving our cars. Buses and trains are also increasingly featuring in our international travel plans as airfares and airport taxes have risen and the time taken to get through security and check-in has increased considerably. Bus lines cover much of Europe and a UK company, iDBUS runs bus lines directly from London to France, then to Holland, Belgium and Italy. Trains also cover these destinations at great speed, but for considerably higher fares. So which of these two favoured options is the best choice for travelling locally or indeed abroad?

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Top 3 Last Minute Deals in the Sun this September

Everyone loves a bit of sunshine and while it looks as though our summer is over, there’s no reason why you can’t book into one of the top quality last minute hotels ( that are available online. The joy of last minute breaks is the value for money that ordinarily, you may not benefit from. … Read more

Which Airport Parking Service is Right For You?

When it comes to airport parking, there’s a long list of options to choose from which cater to many different tastes and budgets. For instance, let’s say you’re looking for Stansted Airport Parking – here are the main car parking services you can expect to find:

Standard Long-Stay Parking

Stansted is like a village, with a huge expanse of car parking options at your disposal. Most car parking is based within the airport grounds but is too far to reach on foot, so regular shuttle bus services are laid on to transport passengers and their baggage to and from the airport terminal. Most buses come around every 10-15 minutes, and typically take no longer than 10 minutes to reach the main terminal building. This style of car parking is generally one of the most affordable long-stay options.

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Fine Dining in Delhi

Every fine dining experience at New Delhi can be defined by excellent service, authenticity, and world class cuisine. The experience also offers a warm as well as welcoming ambiance. There are a lot of fine dining restaurants in the city that offers specials and varied cuisines.

Food Trip In Delhi

There are a lot of food choices offered in Delhi. One can find both local and international cuisines in some of the popular restaurants and fast food chains. While there can be a lot of fast food chains and restaurants offering brunches, there are also numerous upscale fine dining restaurants where the guests can actually relax and enjoy sumptuous dishes.

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