After an incredible sunset on our first night in the Maldives, we were up bright and early the next day to make the most of the day.

Starting off with a huge variety of fresh fruits, pastries, hot dishes, including local Maldivian delights, and more at the breakfast buffet. There are two main restaurants as the island is fairly large and we were at the “couple” end of the island, rather than “family” side.

After breakfast it was straight back to the beaches, to do some exploring!

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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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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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It’s that time of the month again…roster day! It seems to roll around quicker every month, and we’re already over halfway through March, 2017 is definitely flying by!

Next month I’ll be starting with 10 days leave, and I won’t mention yet where we will be heading, but I will say there are some beaches involved! 🙂

After that my flights will be to:

  • BOM – Bombay, India (turnaround)
  • ZRH – Zurich, Switzerland
  • MEL – Melbourne, Australia
  • JED – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (turnaround)
  • ZRH – Zurich, Switzerland
  • MXP – Milan, Italy

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I was super excited when I saw Seattle on my roster, it was my first ever flight to the States with Emirates and a city that I absolutely fell in love with. It has a certain charm that just draws you in and I hadn’t visited in over 3 years, so was excited to head back for the 2nd time.

Flight time from Dubai was around 14,5 hours, a little bit shorter than my previous flight to Houston but still very long! Luckily despite a full cabin in First Class we weren’t kept too busy (and having an extra crew member in first on ultra long haul flights is always a bonus) and had a good few hours rest in the CRC.

Around halfway through the flight, we were greeted by some stunning views of beautiful white snowy peaks. Somewhere over Greenland, where most of the passengers were fast asleep oblivious to the natural beauty outside, I sat with my head as close to the window as possible and just thought to myself how lucky I really am, to be able to witness these incredible sights.

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