I have been dreaming about my up coming holiday for so many months now! Booked so far in advance, I have at least had a lot of time to look forward to it!
For me, the holiday starts the night before. When your bags are all packed... apart from the last minute toiletries! You have your travelling clothes in a neat pile, and your passports are on top so they DO NOT GET LOST. This is where the holiday starts! Usually a sleepless night due to excitement and for me... the earlier you have to get up the better! This time, we had a bit of a lie in and set of at a very sensible hour, 9am.
Arriving at the airport and waving farewell to which ever friend or relative you managed to persuade to give you a lift to the airport, it's the beginning of a adventure.
Getting the boring bits like check in and bag drop off out the way... my eyes were set on Duty Free! If you ever need an excuse to shop this is the perfect one. After all, the holiday has now officially begun so why the hell not!
After lots of window shopping at the super luxurious stores Heathrow Terminal 5 seems to offer... we went on the hunt for a WHSmiths to find that all important holiday read! I went for 'Me Before You' so I can see the film when I'm back... Along with a couple of mags for a lazy pool side read.
One long flight later (+2 and a half hour delay!) with several movies watched, we arrived in the desert land... aka Ras Al Khaimah!
Get me to the beach!
The past two weeks have been simply amazing. After the crazy whirlwind of organising and having a wedding, the most perfect thing to do is escape, go lie on a beach, and do absolutely nothing else... and that's exactly what we did.
After spending a couple of nights in Hotel Du Vin Tunbridge Wells post wedding, we jetted off to Ras Al Khaimah (where on earth is that? Is the reply to the majority) ... which is in the UAE. Just an hours drive north of Dubai, it's far more deserted, untouched and out of the way of the bright city lights. We stayed in the Waldorf Astoria which was suitably grand and palatial with the most beautiful room over looking the Arabian Gulf. With only a 6 hour flight, guaranteed heat and the shiniest hotels in the world (personal opinion), it was a no brainer for us.
I have squeezed our fortnight of photos in to one blog post and it's pretty clear I get very snap happy at ever corner. Can you tell?
Major photo overload, I know... But what an amazing honeymoon never to be forgotten!