Sunday, 11 November 2007

Salalah-lala in the morning :)

It was one of these occasional countries i had to pass through on my way to the vessel...Oman.
The crew change was to take place in Salalah where we arrived in the afternoon and were basically leaving same day in the evening.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Geneva...Banks, wrist watches and chocolate


It's been so long ago...
That's what i realized when i flicked through the photos i made in Geneva and realized i hardly remember names of places at all!

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Barcelona, and Viva Espanya!


It's been over a month since i took that trip, but it's not something i may think of not including here. Barcelona left some feelings that are really special, coz it's a place that is really special.
The first shock as i stepped down to the Spanish lands was the language, they speak even less English than i expected, actually zero english, everybody around you is adressing you in Spanish or even more frequesntly Catalan (pretty similar with a touch of French), not the easiest place to get around.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Back to Scandi2: Asker, Norway


Back to Asker, back to Scandic home...and feels like i never left...
The same little town close to Oslo where i spent 6 weeks last year at this same time of year: October.
Same weather, same feelings, same classroom even...

But differences exist too...today i'm back here not as a freshman but as company person with some experience, today i have different people with me...it's all the same here but my life changed abit since...for the better...

And it feels really good 😊

Back to Scandi1: Trondheim, Norway


So there i was again in my favourite little northern country...Norway, signing off from my vessel in Trondheim, it was more than natural spending some days there.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

My 3 week vacation in Jordan!


After getting the "great" news about being transferred from my beloved Bluefin to a new streamer vessel (which is another story), i flew to my home country: Jordan!

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Invading UK11: Southampton

As i was recently promoted in work, and as i felt really depressed in the last few days onboard the Bluefin, my dear Erik insisted i need a nice break in a new place just to relax, enjoy my time and basically just wander around. Well, he decided to make me a surprise and as i like surprises i didn't ask much about it, and just patiently, like a good girl, waited for it.

Friday, 27 July 2007

Invading UK10: Mamma mia!


You can't live close to London, the city of musicals, and never see one. And that's exactly what i did, took my mom to see Mamma mia.

The show was loads of fun, regardless of the simplicity of the story itself, all the singing dancing and choreograohy which was really impressing just makes the show.

It's two and a half hours of pleasure, i enjoyed it a lot and even found an ABBA song that i really like: "Don't go wasting your emotion" Cool, and if re-released now, this will be a hit again, guaranteed!

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Invading UK9: Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire


Another place i go to because of my mother, on Saturday after some shopping in London we headed to St.Pancras station from where we took the train to Nottingham. The first thing i was really impressed by is how fast this train was compared to the ones i usually take to London or Brighton or anywhere in Sussex and London areas. It overran two of the Bedford trians on the go.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Invading UK 8: Greenwitch! yes, the zero point!


With nothing on our minds, and with the mostly rainy weather in UK, me and my mom went out on Sunday, took the train to Victoria then the underground then the DLR till we got to Greenwich...

Monday, 18 June 2007

Land at last (or) Back to Abu Dhabi


At last we finished our job and headed to Abu Dhabi port, 3 days of some work and some fun, still thigs must be properly arranged on board, shipments to take care of, etc...
But it's always possible to go out at night, have fun, go shopping or just walk around, just a change of atmosphere, walk the streets again!
In short, 3 different days, and a change definitely can do you good.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Invading UK 7: Glasgow


After spending a great day in Edinburgh, the next day was Glasgow's turn, Glasgow is only an hour away from Edinburgh by train, and the road between them is all green and beautiful.Reaching there i had no idea what to do or where to start so as usual i got myself a map and started tracing a route according to the map of a taxi company that provides tours around the city and started (of course) walking.

Friday, 11 May 2007

Invading UK 6: Edinburgh


That was definitely one of my best weekends ever, if not the very best one!
I liked Scotland since the first day i stepped out of the airport in Aberdeen, but to tell the truth...i never imagined that it's capital is that gorgeous! It's a magical city...with all the old building, castles, and monuments right in the middle of the modern life.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

My Bluefin


I was revising my blog one day and i found out that i never wrote anything about the place i spend most of my time at (or more precisely on)...Geco Bluefin.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Invading UK 5: Bedford


For some reason whenever i came to think about Bedford, just like Detroit the first thing that comes into mind is cars, especially heavy ones, and going to Bedford i expected an industrial town, with smoky grey skies, dull buildings and boredom...

Friday, 16 March 2007

Invading UK 4: St.Albans


On the last weekend before my mom flew home to Cairo and i flew to my vessel in Abu Dhabi, it was a sweet little visit to St.Albans.

Friday, 9 March 2007

Invading UK 3: Brighton


If you live south of London, thinking about relaxing, having some fun, and not caring a bit about anything for a while...Brighton is the perfect place for you.

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Invading UK 2: London


The capital of UK, quite a big city actually (although not when you compare it with Cairo...nothing is as big as Cairo), i went to London twice talking slightly a different route through my day.

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Invading UK 1: Gatwick!!!


Here i am back to writing again after a looooooooooong period of updating nothing at all on this page.