I’m on vacation right now. But here I am, bringing you content anyway. I’m just that dedicated.
Actually, when I was younger, I was in the habit of writing trip journals of my travels. Later, I turned these into the slow travel digests. So, really, I’m just kind of continuing that tradition, which is actually fun for me.
I thought some of you might like to read about our most recent adventure. And it’s kind of fun for me to write about it.
I’m in a plane at the time of writing, on my way from Dubai to Phuket, Thailand. So, lacking anything better to do, I’ll describe our experience in Dubai.
A Sort of Accidental Trip to Dubai
Amanda and I have been itching for a vacation. Now, given our slow travel lifestyle, I imagine a lot of folks reading think our life is sort of a perpetual vacation. But, it isn’t.
Truth be told, we haven’t taken a full-on, “don’t check your email,” type of vacation in something like 2 and a half years. Sure, we’ve had a few days off here and there, and we’ve gone places. But there are always client or personnel issues to address.
Not this time, though. This time, we planned and arranged to unplug completely, in the form of a 2 week vacation on the beach in Phuket, Thailand.
We booked a flight with Emirate Air, which had us laying over in Dubai for about 9 hours: just enough time to die of boredom in the airport. On a whim, I asked the travel agent if she could extend our stay there to something like 2-3 days, and she said, “sure, I can do that.”
And so, just like that, we found ourselves booked for 3 nights in Dubai.