Dubai | Feb 2016

Hey!

I visited Dubai for about 5 days around mid Feb and made a video of my highlights from the trip! Hope you guys enjoy it!


 

Have you guys been to Dubai?


 

Sachita x

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I’m back! – Post holiday blues…

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I’m back from The Canaries and missing it more than ever! As I mentioned in my previous post, I have so much more to share with you guys from the rest of our holiday 🙂

After some lovely relaxation for the first couple of days, we thought it was about time to venture out and explore the island a little.

Heading over to the famous town of Playa De Las Americas, we spent the day on the sandy beach. In Tenerife, the beaches’ natural sands come from the volcano, Mount Teide on the island, which gives the sand a slightly darker, more brown tint than normal golden sand, still very fine and soft.

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Sunset in Los Cristianos

Playa De Las Americas

Piña Coladas

My cousins and I along the Marina

Making our way to the stunning Teide National Park we boarded a cable car to Teide Volcano, the highest point in Spain – towering the landscape at a mighty 3718m. As the car rises, the splendour of the landscape unfolds beneath your feet – it’s absolutely breathtaking! A definite must when in Tenerife!!

Mountain Range landscaping Teide National Park

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View from above

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Sunset view over Teide National Park

We made a few stops along the way up to Teide Volcano, one including a visit to an authentic Spanish Bodega or wine cellar called Zeverón, producing specialist wines for international export. I’m not usually much of a wine drinker but I have to say, some of the wines we tasted were delicious and freshly distilled adding to the smooth and rich flavour.

Viewpoint on Teide National Park

Bodega

And of course we had to make the stop when we saw an authentic Churreria for some mouth-watering Churros con Chocolate! Also a must when in Spain, these deep fried dough pastries coated in sugar and cinnamon, dipped in a cup of hot, dark chocolate sauce, are to die for!!!

Wine distillery

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Churros con chocolate

The next morning started with a horse-back riding hack along the coastline of South Tenerife. I absolutely love horses and horse-riding! As I no longer have time to take lessons, I try to take every opportunity to go, when abroad 🙂

As we were living on the footstep of a golf course, we had to take the opportunity to play along the captivating coastline with views of Mount Teide in the distance, the warm sea breeze blowing through your hair…

Stables by Amarilla Golf

Stables by Amarilla Golf

On Horseback

Amarilla Golf Club

Hitting that shot after 100 attempts! LOL

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Gorgeous sunset view

Mount Teide mountain range in the distance

Our second to last day had arrived, and we decided to take a trip up to North Tenerife, which took around an hour by car, to visit Loro Parque – a parrot paradise and dolphinarium. There was 4 shows which we saw; the Loro Show, Dolphin Show, Whale Show and Sea Lion Show. The best two, in my opinion, where the Whale and Dolphin shows – they were absolutely magical! A definite must see in the Canary Islands!!

View when we stopped over on our journey

Arrival at Loro Parque

Gorgeous Macaws upon arrival

Sea Lion Show

Waffle Break

Waffle Break

White Tiger

White Tiger

Dolphin Show

Dolphin Show

Orca Ocean - Whale Show

Orca Ocean – Whale Show

And that concludes the end of this little getaway! I had such an amazing time and starting to feel those holiday blues…
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Sunset from the plane back to London


Have you been to any of the Canary Islands before? What did you get upto on your holidays?


Sachita x

Spontaneous Family Holiday to The Canaries!

Hey from Tenerife!

I thought I’d write this post upon my return from this spontaneous family holiday to the Canary Islands, but as I had some time to spare this morning I thought I’d share my travel adventures so far, and this place is just too gorgeous to wait! Currently my family and I are on the island of South Tenerife and will be moving across to another island – Fuerteventura – in a few days time 🙂

Leaving the UK for vivid, clear blue skies and over 30 degree temperatures, was definitely a great decision! After an intense and stimulating summer, trekking Kilimanjaro and starting a summer internship a week after our return, I think my family and I, were truly happy for this small getaway!

Our villa is situated in the area of Amarilla Golf – Golf Del Sur, overlooking open, green planes of a huge golf course with horse stables in the distance. There are 9 of us in our family party, including my parents, two aunts, uncle, three cousins and myself. I love going on large family holidays, they’re always SO much fun when we all come together and chill out!

Here’s some photos so far, we’ve been here a couple days, so haven’t done anything too exciting, just been relaxing in our villa and been to town a few times. Stay tuned for more pics soon 🙂 Enjoy!


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Back garden view from our villa

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Our private swimming pool

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Balcony views

Cutest little town

Haha! Don’t mind me!

Evening before dinner


Have you guys been to Tenerife or on a big family holiday? Where did you go? I’d love to read about your travels in the comments 🙂


Sachita x

Africa part 2 | Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages now so its slightly overdue but I just haven’t had a minute to spare with this working lifestyle right now LOL! Luckily I have a three day weekend ahead of me so have some extra time on my hands, I’m super excited to share my experiences with you 🙂

IMG_4453After our Kilimanjaro trek we took a few days <— to relax on the beach in Mombasa until our next big adventure – the Masai Mara safari. During the safari, the main aim is to catch a glimpse of ‘The Big Five’ including; White Rhinoceros, African Elephant, African Lion, African Leopard and Cape Buffalo. Fortunately we saw four out of the five which was so great – didn’t get to see the leopard 😦

We went during the summer month of June this year which was not a bad time to go, however the migration had just started over from the Serengeti in Tanzania so the planes were slightly more empty compared to how they would be in a few more months.

Day 1

We started our safari at Lake Nakuru on our way to Mara and here we caught an afternoon game. It was such an amazing experience, the wind rushing through our hair as we stood in the open top jeep, driving through the planes surrounding Lake Nakuru.

We saw a pack of cubs with their mother playing in the distance, the first of our big 5 – such an incredible sight!

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Day 2 & 3

We started on our journey to Mara and caught the afternoon game at 2pm. Here’s some photos of the amazing animals we saw including the white rhino and elephant – second and third of the big 5!

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We caught the morning game and the evening game where we witnessed the gorgeous red sunset over the Mara – couldn’t leave without viewing this – it’s a must! Such a breathtaking view.

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The final morning on the Mara, we woke up to the sounds of birds chirping and hippos splashing in the lake below our lodge haha. The hot air balloons took over the sky in array of multicolours peeping between the clouds.

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All in all, the safari was incredible and something I would love to experience again, that breath of fresh, clean air over the Mara, the breathtaking sunset, the animals catching their breakfast, the migration of the wildebeests crossing the river into the Mara from the Serengeti, cubs playing within the long grass in the distance – unmissable experiences, all of which I would love to see more of!

Hope you enjoyed this picture rich post and I leave you with these words:

Hakuna Matata! 🙂

Sachita x