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October 14, 2021

Dubai 2021 October

Filed under: privat — Tags: , , — mat @ 6:17 pm

We changed the dates and skipped the trip the Barcelona. My right achilles‘ tendon is not 100% back after the surgery. So a pure city trip might be not a good idea. Instead of Spain … we landed in Dubai after 6 hrs of flight. For the stay we picked Hilton group hotels. Conrad Dubai , reservation made via an impresario website and the Hilton Al Habtoor City. Both 5 star rated and yes. they are worth to be labeled with 5 stars. Arrival was early morning and we were at the hotel at 8 am local time. But as a Hilton Honor Diamond member we got a room immediately and of course an upgrade to an executive room as well.

Lobby at Conrad
Lobby at Conrad
Executive Lounge
Conrad room
Bathtub with a view
Housekeeping prepared bed for the night

The service is absolutely stunning, the room is spacious with a huge window.

View from 44th floor

The pool area is large and we spent some relaxed hours there.

Pool at Conrad
Pool at Conrad

Dubai is a city for a week if you mix it with shopping and rest. So the plan was to do not that much. Burj Kalifa and Dubai mall as well as some food experience was put on the list.

tallest man made building

Expensive to go up but hey, it’s vacation time. Level 125 was our aim.

Dubai nights from above

Dubai Mall is the largest in the world. measured by shops and visitors. unbelievable large…..

After 4 nights we moved to Hilton Al Habtoor City. It’s in the same area as the LXR and the Curio V hotel. Same here, friendly staff and an upgrade to an executive room. The view during night from our room is better than TV . We enjoying it with a lots of Gin Tonic :)

Room view from above
Bathtub with a view at Hilton Al Habtoor
Windows till floor level give you a great feeling
Cocktail is always welcome

September 10, 2021

Back for strong

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Old guy training…

October 6, 2019


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November 10, 2018

Welcome again Bangkok

Filed under: privat — mat @ 10:56 am

Arrived after a very smooth flight with Qatar. All went well and Bangkok is still as it was last year.

November 25, 2017

Koh Payam – retro

Filed under: privat,travel — Tags: , — mat @ 2:10 am

We had a great stay st the island. as always. met old friends and spent plenty of time with nothing. nice chats and talks and tons of food. the only drawback at this time : sand flies. the most evil animals ever. got bits all over the body, more than 50 I guess. itching all over. horrible, the last two nights at Payam we were not able to sleep even we had this green herbal oil and antibiotic creme. now while being in Bangkok it seems to get a little better.

and right now in BKK sitting poolside and having breakfast 

October 29, 2017

Bangkok 2017

Filed under: privat,travel — Tags: — mat @ 9:22 am

We arrived 9:30 in BKK, I have slept 5 hrs and felt fresh, immigration was smooth coz of a priority lane ticket and we were at the hotel around noon. Room was almost ready and it’s a small but cozy. close by we had the first lunch and yes, beef noodle soup 

beef noodle soup

and Som Tam Thai (spiiiiiicy)

and the first pad thai gai with a cold chang beer as a side dish ;)

sawadee khrap and aleu mak mak ;)

Tonight roof top bar and cocktails….

October 28, 2017

Vacation 2017 – start

Filed under: privat,travel — Tags: — mat @ 4:03 pm

Todays morning our vacation 2017 has started. Got up early 4 am to drive to Milano. You are right, crazy but if you get the flight for half the price it definitely worth it. Ride was easy and took me 6 hrs. Booked a garage close to the terminal, we got a ride to the terminal, all perfectly fine. Some minutes left at Malpensa airport and after a 35 min flight we reached Zurich.

Next stop over Zurich , if you never had a shower before departure you should do ;)

Perfect , now we can board the plan. Flight time to BKK is 11 hrs but it will be ok.

will keep you updated with pictures from above the clouds … stay tuned

PS so sad that we miss Maschinenfest this year ….

November 6, 2016

Just an afternoon snack…

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Nachos with cheese and chicken … belizian style with a beer…

Verrrrry tasty

Belize – finally

Filed under: privat,travel — Tags: , — mat @ 10:47 am

Guys, we made it :) Sitting here in Belize, Ambergris Caye. Flight from IAH was easy, just 2 hrs. Arrived at International Airport and took a taxi to the domestic airport. To fly from domestic saves us 40 US$…. The taxi driver was asking where we are from and was suprised about the answer. Told us that he knows 2 german guys which are brew masters @Belikin beer brewery. And we had our first stop at a small bar and had a local beer. Tasty.

We arrived at the domestic airport soon. During the ride we got an introduction of Belizian life style, music and history. The domestic airport is tiny. But a checkin counter and a terminal. :) We decided to fly Tropic Air. They operate with Cessna Aircrafts (10 seats) Flight is 55 US$ per person. And I need to say it´s definitely worth to pay….


frontrow_cessna island_from_above tropicaircessna

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