Hello from 41,000 ft! In just a few hours I will be returning to Dubai after 15 days at home, and thus my whirlwind of an adventure will continue. When I get back, I’m moving from one apartment to another (from the Dubai/Sharjah border, closer to Dubai’s downtown core), and then off I’ll go again! This time to Zagreb, Croatia! 🇭🇷
While I’m stoked to be checking two new countries and three new destinations off of my list this month, every time I have leave home it gets harder and harder to say goodbye. I just keep reminding myself of how fortunate I am to be travelling the world and that I will be back in late April, if not sooner. Let the countdown begin!
I’ve tried to stay off social media a bit this week so that I could focus my time on friends and family. While 15 days is a significant amount of time, it’s never enough to see everyone.
My first few days at home were spent speaking to journalists on behalf of Emirates in Toronto, Ontario. When I wasn’t in the downtown core, I travelled between London, Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario.
Some highlights- I finally got to see my favourite band, Avenged Sevenfold, live! The inner 13 year old in me couldn’t pass up the opportunity and I got to reunite with some old friends in the process. I got to take in an OHL game with my dad (something my family used to do together a lot) and spend some quality time with my mom for her birthday.
My aunt and uncle (my second set of parents) also took me to my cousins house where I was introduced to the newest addition to the family; baby Elliott. As if this wasn’t exciting enough, I got to reunite with some old friends too and checked out one of Canada’s premier “eats and entertainment” hot spots, The Rec Room. If you’re a fan of air hockey, old school arcade games, and classic Canadian food, this is the place for you! I’ve been meaning to visit for ages now and I couldn’t have asked for better company.
Overall, my time at home was filled with smiles and endless laughter. The distance between my friends and family may be great, but the love and support they’ve shown me throughout this entire journey warms my heart. It is what keeps me going even when things get rough.
Next Stop: Zagreb, Croatia 🇭🇷
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