Images of my 7 hours exploring Abu Dhabi

My 7 hours experience exploring Abu DhabiImages of my 7 hours exploring Abu Dhabi  |  Abu Dhabi, UAE |  My connection in Abu Dhabi with ETIHAD Airways was of 7 hours, so my options where. either to stay at the airport and enjoy the fantastic ETIHAD Business Class Lounge, or go an explore Abu Dhabi for the first time… of course you I chose the second one. I did my research, and with either of my passports Italian/Argentinean, VISA to enter the UAE was not required. So I decided to spend my connection time exploring the destination. For more insight on my Abu Dhabi experience check out my Instagram Photo Gallery on my recent visit.  Continue reading Images of my 7 hours exploring Abu Dhabi

My experience on ETIHAD Airways Business Class JFK/AUH/BKK rt

My experience on ETIHAD Airways Business Class JFK/AUH/BKK rt |Abu Dhabi, UAE | Photo gallery of my last flight with ETIHAD Airways to/from Bangkok, Thailand. For the last three years, I have chosen ETIHAD – the national airline or the United Araba Emirates, as my official airline, when flying from the United States, to any point in the Middle East or Asia. And I cannot wait for the upcoming arrival of their brand new Airbus 380, starting next November 23rd, 2015 fron JFK to Abu Dhabi and connections, featuring their new Business Class configuration and the First Class Studio, First Class Apartments and the Residence, the best product on the air today, after a private jet experience. For more insight on my Abu Dhabi experience check out my Instagram Photo Gallery on my recent visit.  Continue reading My experience on ETIHAD Airways Business Class JFK/AUH/BKK rt

Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi a sense of place

Rosewood Hotel Abu DhabiRosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi a sense of place  |  Abu Dhabi, UAE  |  During my recent and brief visit to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, I took advantage of my 7 hours flight connection and decided to stay to explore for the first time, the Emirati capital. After my morning visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, took a “day use” suite at the very lovely Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi, to unwind, freshen up and recharge for my next 8 hours flight onwards to my next destination. For more insight on my Abu Dhabi experience check out my Instagram Photo Gallery on my recent visit.  Continue reading Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi a sense of place

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Abu DhabiUAE | Taking advantage of my connecting flights in Abu Dhabi, 7 hours layover, and thanks to the courtesy of Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi and Arabian Adventures, I ventured to explore for the first time, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. First stop, the STUNNING Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered to be the key for worship in the country. For more insight on my Abu Dhabi experience check out my Instagram Photo Gallery on my recent visit.  Continue reading Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

The Old City of Jaffa or YAFO

The Old City of Jaffa or YAFOThe Old City of Jaffa or YAFO  |  Tel Aviv, Israel  | Jaffa or Yafo in Hebrew, is the southern, oldest part of Tel Aviv, an ancient port city in Israel. The most ancient remnants that were discovered in Jaffa, were from the Bronze Age, the Period of Egyptian Rule. I spent a morning walking around, and an evening enjoying the cool sea breeze and the tree gardens. Jaffa is famous for its association with the biblical stories of Solomon, Jonah, and Saint Peter.  Continue reading The Old City of Jaffa or YAFO

Arthur Hotel Jerusalem

Arthur Hotel JerusalemArthur Hotel Jerusalem  |  Jersusalem. Israel  |  The Arthur hotel is a boutique property by the Atlas Hotel Group,  located on the famous Dorot Rishonim Street in the newly refurbished pedestrian area of Ben–Yehuda, The Arthur Hotel offers the perfect vantage point from which to immerse yourself in the romance of today’s enchanting Jerusalem, a historic city pulsating with fresh perspective and beauty.  Continue reading Arthur Hotel Jerusalem

A morning exploring the Old City of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem A morning exploring the Old City of Jerusalem  |  Jerusalem, Israel  |  Early rainy morning in Jerusalem, was my first day in Israel. Was so excited, and I could not careless about the rain. So after breakfast at our hotel, put my A-Game on, since I only had 24 hours to explore Jerusalem, moving onwards to the Dead Sea next. Here my recap of the first half of my day, which included mostly the Old City of Jerusalem, with the Jaffa Gate, the Arab Market, the Western Wall, The Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the City of David, the underground tunnels, the four Quarters Muslim-Christian-Jewish-Armenian, Via Dolorosa and my absolute favorite, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, followed a fabulous lunch at a very charming Armenian Restaurant. I will not go over each of the landmarks, since there is so much to say about each of them. Instead I will give you a flow on how our expert guide took us around to maximize the tight morning schedule we had for the Old City as part of our one week visit to IsraelContinue reading A morning exploring the Old City of Jerusalem

OBSESSED with The Norman Tel Aviv

The Norman Tel Aviv OBSESSED with The Norman Tel Aviv  |  Tel Aviv, Israel  |  I am officially obsessed with this hotel. After seeing several properties in Tel Aviv and all over Israel, I felt this was THE hotel option for me. NO, it is not on the beach. NO, it does not have the name or cache or the iconic hotels… But it is the new option in town, off Rothschild Boulevard on Nachmani Street, super chic, modern and trendy, at the new hotspot of the UNESCO World Heritage icon of buildings in the Bauhaus architectural style, White City.  Continue reading OBSESSED with The Norman Tel Aviv

Caesarea first man-made port

Caesarea first man-made portCaesarea first man-made port  |  Caesarea. Israel  |  Originally a Phoenician town, King Herod the Great built a resplendent city, to flatter the Roman empire, and name  it Caesarea, in honor to his patron and who placed him in power, Augustus Caesar. Roman, Samaritans and Jews, enjoyed the pleasures of the Roman world, water in plentiful (as I mentioned on my post on the Biblical city of Masada, Herod was known for being a mastermind of aqueducts).  When Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 CE.. Caesarea became the Roman provincial capital of Judea.  Continue reading Caesarea first man-made port

Haifa & the Bahá’í World Centre

Haifa and the Bahá’í World Centre Haifa & the Bahá’í World Centre  |  Haifa. Israel  |  Haifa is the third largest city in Israel, located to the North of Tel Aviv, approximately 1 hour away. t is also home to the Bahá’í World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the city is a major seaport located on Israel’s Mediterranean coastline in the Bay of Haifa.  Continue reading Haifa & the Bahá’í World Centre