Category Travel

Singapore: first 2 weeks updated summary

After being here in this cool country for about two and a half weeks, I figured it would be cool to write a shorter summary of what it’s been like, what I’ve done and update my impressions. My first impressions with Singapore are very good! It’s apparent that they’ve successfully built a well functioning country […]

Ben & Jerry’s bonanza

One of the best things about traveling to a new place is checking out the food in supermarkets and grocery stores. Discovering local brands and flavors you’ve never heard of or even considered! For a westerner coming to Singapore, the food scene delivers big time on this point. This post is about a specific area […]

Singapore – first impressions

Finally arrived in Singapore! This will be my home for the coming 4 months as I study here to work on my masters. * Fastest immigration checkpoint ever. The officer even said thank you in Swedish. Never happened before. * Changi airport, which has been voted worlds best airport multiple times even had a luxury […]

Dubai day 6

In the morning we decided to try the waffles and pancakes station at the hotel breakfast buffet. We went back to the huge mall of Dubai for more shopping. Vladimir got a new pair of business shoes, a leather jacket and more clothes. Food wise we felt like trying something new, so we headed for […]

Dubai day 5

We started the day by visiting the breath taking view of Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building 828 m high. They had a guy who’s job was to rotate a revolving door by hand.. Can’t think of a more boring job! A lot of tourists at the top. Another Indian guy with a mustache wanted […]

Dubai day 4

The day started with a trip to the majestic hotel Atlantis the palm. With more than 1200 rooms, this huge hotel also hosts 16 restaurants & bars, an aqua park and lots of other stuff. The cost of building it? Only a few billion $. We started with some ice cream flairing at coldstone creamery […]

Dubai day 3

We started the day by going to the sister hotel JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel. It was a warm day and we enjoyed some food, and hanging by the pool bar with a mojito and piña colada. The shuttle bus went back home in the afternoon and we prepared ourselves to have a traditional Arabic […]

Dubai day 2

After a breakfast of different kinds of cheese, cold cuts, egg, turkey bacon, fresh grapefruit and wheat grass juice we headed for the karama market for shopping. Both me and Vladimir Vojinovic accidentally had our flies down at the market until a friendly Indian worker discretely pointed it out. Hope we didn’t offend anybody’s religion! The salesmen in […]

Dubai day 1

We arrived in Dubai at 03.30 and our hotel pickup was waiting for us. It was the first time I’ve been picked up at the airport by a driver – bucketlist check! Check in wasn’t until the morning so we had to wait a bit for our room to be prepared. We were staying at […]

Atlantis the palm [Dubai]

Jag trodde att jag hade hittat världens fetaste hotel i mitt inlägg om Burj Al Arab, men det visar sig att Burj får mycket hård konkurrens från ett annat hotel i Dubai: Atlantis The Palm! Se själva.. Man har ju definitivt lyckats hitta kanske jordens coolaste läge för hotellet: Mitt ute på yttersta ringen av […]