How can I possibly even start to describe the beauty and magic of somewhere so incredible? Since Malé, the capital of the Maldives, is only a short hop away from Dubai (around 3,5 hours) I decided it was high time we visited for a few days of rest, relaxation and ultimate tanning!

After a quick flight through the night we sped through immigration, picked up our bags and were already on our way to our home for the next few days, Meeru Island Resort & Spa. Already I could tell this was going to be amazing, even the water surrounding the airport was the brightest, most beautiful blue ever!

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This post is going to be short and sweet as I don’t have many flights in May….so far! I’ll be starting off the month with a flight to Milan (which is technically still in my April roster) and then after a couple of days off I’ll be heading to LAX – Los Angeles.

After that…..reserve! So far I’ve only had reserve once in the 4,5 years I’ve been flying, and considering we’re supposed to have it every 7 months, I’ve been quite lucky. So please keep your fingers crossed for me that I’ll get some nice flights and not have to work in economy on my reserve month 😉

It’s been a while since I’ve been to LA so any tips or suggestions will be much appreciated! 🙂

Hope you all have a great week, and as always, thanks for reading!

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Continuing on from my previous post, my multi-sector African trip took me on to Dakar, Senegal. Now I’ll be the first to admit I really didn’t have a clue about what to see or do in either Guinea or Senegal, but luckily we managed to squeeze some sightseeing into our short 24 hour layover.

The first evening after arriving was spent at a gorgeous sea-front restaurant, just a few minutes walk from our hotel.

Out at the front of the restaurant was a really interesting wall which was full of African murals, as well as some awesome sculptures. We had a quick look before heading in for dinner, and amazingly almost every single one of the crew made it!

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I was recently rostered a 5 day trip to Conakry, Guinea, and Dakar, Senegal. Starting by flying into Conakry, a 9 hour flight from Dubai, staying for 48 hours, a quick 1 hour flight to Dakar, and then 24 hours there. I’ve decided to split this post up into two so you can experience both of the layovers with me!

The flight there was long but not too busy, and after a fairly short drive we arrived in the beautiful and brand new hotel right on the oceanfront in Conakry. After checking my allowance, in the local currency (Guinean Francs), I was now officially a millionaire! 😉

Since we had the whole of the next day to spend exploring, most of us decided to meet down by the pool to rest and relax after the flight.

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A few weeks ago, my mum popped over to Dubai for a quick visit. We have a little tradition that whenever she comes to Dubai, we splash out on a delicious afternoon tea!

This time we chose The Palace Downtown, which we have been to before. We actually used to get 50% discount with our Emirates card but unfortunately the discount has gone down to 20% now which is a shame!

Mum and I arrived a little early, so strolled around Dubai Mall first, and took a few pictures out by the fountain lake. The weather was a bit crazy with lots of stormy days and rain, which was not exactly what mum was hoping for!

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