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Prague, Czech Republic براغ، التشيك

If you like to plan your airport-hotel transfer in advance, check: http://www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk/other-transport/prague-chauffeur-services/

Prague is a great walking city and I recommend you to bring comfortable shoes and hit the roads of Prague.

Sleep:

Royal Boutique Residence

Residence Agnes

Archibald At the Charles Bridge

Design Hotel Jewel Prague

Myhouse Apartments

Aria Hotel Prague

oldtown prague

Things to see/Explore:

  • Jilska4, old town square
  • If you are really a fan of towers, climb the The Old Town Bridge Tower
  • Jewish District
  • Jazzboat with Dinner: (Check Viator for such tours)
  • Letna Gardens
  • Celetna Street: Powder Tower
  • Astronomical Clock
  • Explore the Vinohrady district, known for its modern art and Neo-Renaissance architecture
  • Follow the Silver Line to the Charles Bridge through the narrow streets loaded with souvenir shops
  • visit the National Museum
  • Lesser Quarter

  • Stop at Mistral Cafe
  • Eat at Restaurant Alcron
  • Eat at Etnosvet
  • Eat at Field Restaurant
  • Eat at K The Two Brothers

Hello965 Friends: Osaka, Japan اوساكا

by @Almallaks

Why we chose this city:We chose this city because of one thing really: sumo! This was one thing we were really interested in experiencing while we were in Japan. We got lucky that there was a tournament happening around the same time, so we jumped at the opportunity. We booked the tickets online in advance and collected them upon arrival. It also happens that Osaka is one of the biggest cities in Japan and is known for the food.

 

Duration: We stayed in Osaka for 2 nights and we think it’s plenty.

 

Where we stayed:Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka. Really nice hotel actually with a great location: connected to the train station and walking distance to the city center – Namba.

  • Things to do/see in Osaka:
    • We went to a Sumo match. It was one of the most interesting things we’ve ever done. Highly recommend it.

       

    • Osaka Castle. So beautiful and the area surrounding it is really nice to walk around in.

       

    • Namba –city center. Restaurants cafes and lights galore. Really nice and has little restaurants in the alleyways.

       

  • Shopping in Osaka:
    • We actually didn’t really shop anywhere except in Tokyo, but you will find a lot of stores in the city center (Namba).
  • Food in Osaka:
    • Make sure to try the fried octopus, they have many stands in Namba where you can try it. It’s their specialty!
    • Sanpei Restaurant: This is where we tried the Okonomiyaki (savory pancakes@), they were oh-so-good. You get to choose which toppings you want so you can be as safe or as adventurous as you want.
    • Lord Stowe’s: Tiny bakery in Namba (just for pick up). Not Japanese, BUT they had delicious egg tarts in different flavors. We loved the original; perfect for breakfast with coffee.
    • Matsuzakagyu Yakiniku: great restaurant in the town center. Top quality meat you get to grill yourself in a traditional Japanese setting. When you go, ask for Kuniyoshi!
    • Osaka is known for their food so ask your hotel for recommendations as well.

       

NEXT: [JR Train: (Osaka to Nara) – 51m – 0 transfer]

@Almallaks

Kayak Adventure in Oman

After my previous adventure trip with @Husaak and his team, I decided to experience another adventure with them. This time, I decided to go on a Kayak Adventure!!!!

Oman Kayaking Hello965

Now, this adventure kind of started early this time.. from the AIRPORT. Lately, I’ve been cautious with taking personal documents with me when flying – so I either take my passport or my ID, I never carry both. Finally, when I reached to immigration, only to realize I had no identification on me. No Civil ID and no passport. The rest was history.

On the bright side, I some how made it to my flight “5 minutes before departure.. literally!” I buckled up, and the flight took off!!!

Off to oMan

Thank you again and again to all who helped me make it to that flight.

Flight: Oman Air (Direct) – Two flights per day from Kuwait to Muscat

Another option: (1 stop): Flydubai

I will keep this post short and sweet, here we go…

Off to oMan

leaving to the pick-up point

 

The trip started from a pick-up by the organizing guide/team from a pre-set pick-up point and drive for an hour and 30 minutes or so to the destination where we picked-up our Kayaks.

Trip Guide: Wenayan Al Wenayan

Off to oMan

when it all started..

We took off and started Kayaking until we reached our camp base. I will let the photos tell you about the two nights we spent there..

This trip had tents for you to sleep in during the night (Unlike my last trip to the waterfall hike). A funny incident happened one of the two nights when the wind was too strong, and the tent fell on us! Haha, it was funny we ended up sleeping outdoors – the best decision. I recommend you to always choose to sleep outdoors if you get the option its just beautiful.

Off to oMan

This trip was especially great because of the company; so much laughter.

We kayaked our way back to put back the kayaks in the storages, and drive back to Muscat.

Finally, the Kayak trip ended with a light meal near Souq Mutrah in Muscat.

Off to oMan

….. my trip didn’t end. I booked a massage at the Chedi for some me time haha. Yes, now it ended:)

A special thank you for Ali Husain for starting all of this.

Photo credits: Wenayan W.

Photo credits: Wenayan W.

Cheers,

Hello965