First Time Skydive

skydiving in dubai

This is one for all the thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies out there. Skydiving is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. This should be on your bucket list if it isn’t already. And I couldn’t have wished for a better place to do it than over The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. What an incredible view you get from up there. Wow.

First Time Scuba Dive

jumeirah beach hotel dubai

On this day I tried out scuba diving for the first time. I thought I could try it in the sea but as I had to find out that is not possible without any prior experience so I had to do it in the pool. It was nice getting to know the gear and breathing underwater for the first time feels very weird.

Exploring Dubai

452m burj khalifa

On my second day in Dubai I went out to explore a few of the touristy spots of the city. It was a sightseeing day but a lot of fun. From top of the Burj Khalifa you can see over a lot of the city although the observation deck on the 124th floor is only 452m high. The whole building is 828m high.

Dubai Adventure Begins

man looking at burj khalifa

I’ve been reading a lot about Solo Travel in the last couple of weeks or even months. I was fascinated by the idea to explore the world and what better way to find out if you’d like to travel the world alone than to try it out. Now, I only did a short trip of a week to the United Arab Emirates but it turns out, I like to travel solo.

Smallest State in the World

Obviously we also had to leave Italy to visit the Vatican. This is definitely a must. After standing in line forever I was really impressed by the size of St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s huge inside but the stairs to go up are really really tiny. And once you’re up it’s tiny and crowded but definitely worth it for a great view over the city.

Looking at Old Stuff

As we had to learn on our second day in the capital of Italy, Rome is not built to deal with a lot of rain. It was coming down quite a bit and filled up whole subway stations. And taking the bus back home felt more than a boat ride. Besides our boat ride we also looked at old stuff. Like really old.