Emirates: Airbus A380-800 & Boeing 777-200 Review

These Business Class tickets were purchased through a travel agent and I received no compensation in any form for this review. I have reviewed Southwest Airlines as a domestic airline and since I flew Emirates to India and Dubai I thought it was time to review an International Airline. We flew business class, since my grandfather, who has flown all over the world, prefers to be comfortable on long flights. Since I have back problems this made for a very pleasant flight. The Car Service We were picked up in a Lincoln MKT Town car and taken from my grandfather’s home in California to LAX and home again at the end. It is a nice added feature to be picked up and dropped off when you travel with Emirates. They also took us to the hotel in Dubai and back again. Just one more detail that we didn’t have to … What you’re missing….

From 5 to 11: The skinny on the 5.11 STRYKE™ PANTS

After spending a month traveling through India and Dubai I have found my all time favorite pants! The Military Travels, Right? I know these pants were designed with LE and Military in mind but honestly they are perfect for travel. I was given a pair in Vegas just before leaving for India. I traded a pair of jeans out of my suitcase for these. Result? I would love to trade all of my pants for different colors and style of 5.11 pants and shorts. In a Mall Near Me??? Soon??? I have been around 5.11 tactical clothes and gear for most of my adult life. When you are part of the gun community it is impossible not to know the name 5.11. I am not sure how popular they are outside of the industry. This needs to change. As to why 5.11 isn’t in every mall in the states is … What you’re missing….

My Drug of Choice

Non-hygienic SugarCane juice can be found everywhere. They have engine-powered and hand-powered machines to make it. Like the one shown below, but these machines do not get cleaned, so we stayed away from them. My Grandfather told me about SugarCane juice while we were in Delhi, he said that my family knew of a place that had hygienic and clean juice. The photo is grainy because I took this through a mesh used to keep bugs out.   The health benefits of SugarCane juice are listed in the photo below. Since clearly there is ‘no sugar added’ in sugarcane juice, it must be super healthy and good for you! Clearly, since the juice is soooo healthy, we had to visit this shop 2-3 times a day. After arriving in Mumbai we missed our new addiction, so much we tried to track down some more. Several restaurants carried it, but it … What you’re missing….

I’m Home!

I’m Home! So before I give my wrap up of India I still have a few days I didn’t write about while I was in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A Geography Lesson First and foremost, we heard repeated from people visiting while we were, that they thought they were in Saudi Arabia. Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in The United Arab Emirates (UAE). They are their own country. Thank you, now back to our regularly scheduled program. Reality In Dubai We left Mumbai for a second time on the 23rd to head back to the UAE to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Contrary to what the young lads at Taco Bell seem to think, not everyone drives fancy cars. I did not see a single pet tiger, and while I didn’t visit every bathroom, I can say, I never found gold … What you’re missing….

Alleppey [UPDATED]

S o today we were picked up from The Elephant Court to head out for a boat ride. I am getting car sick anywhere we go now.  It is becoming a nightmare. I am worried about the bus tours we have planned in Dubai because I have been sleeping the sickness away. Return Visit Planned We only spent one night at The Elephant Court. I would like to come back with a lady friend someday in the future because this is a nice hotel for couples. We went from the hotel, straight to the house boat tour in Alleppey. This is a private tour.  Just for the two of us.  Grandpa has been on this tour before and he said he enjoyed it. I was really looking forward to it due to his experience. We hopped on the boat and off we went. All this travel screws with our hunger … What you’re missing….

The Elephant Court

Some days don’t like myself. Some days I wake up and I think today is going to be a good day. I will be a good person. Then, somewhere along the way I lose myself. I lose my composure and my ability to keep calm. Yesterday that happened. I am embarrassed and I feel bad about it. We started the day as we have been, by driving from one hotel to the next.  I have been getting car sick, so I have been in the back sleeping, while grandpa is in the front with our driver, Kumar. I was less than pleased with the Tea County Hotel as I told you yesterday.  I will be giving them bad marks when I write my review. We made it to the Elephant Court Hotel, which I have been so excited about, since I saw their photos online. Granted photos are deceiving and … What you’re missing….

The Tea County (UPDATE)

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) We flew in about 9 am to Kochi with Spice Jet in India. I am now officially not a fan of this airline. Total Confusion Our ticket read gate A6. The board read A3. A kind gentlemen we spoke to at A3 had a ticket that read A4. Then the PA system said it was gate A6. Everyone rushed back to A6 only to be stopped by the Spice Jet officials telling us to go back to A3.  After all that, we still had to wait an additional 30 minutes because they didn’t have a plane for us. I think Spice Jet needs an adult to help them. I can call one, but I charge a finder’s fee to stupid people. A Green Ride The car ride to the Tea County Hotel was long and twisty.  It is pretty and green but it made me a … What you’re missing….