Monthly Archives: March 2013

And we are back in Addis

but I am still 2-3 posts for Dubai behind … so, I will do those first. – all Dubai posts are done now, feel free to scroll down –

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Sashimi @ Kisaku

Initially we had planned to also have dinner at Dubai Mall, but it had gotten very packed and our feet and legs were hurting, so we went back to our hotel. There we looked around for places in our neighborhood … Continue reading

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Dubai Mall / Fountain / SEGA Republic / Burj Khalifah

After lunch I took Julius to SEGA republic, as he is a huge fan of Sonic, the hedgehog. It was quite interesting, as a kid I have never seen a place like that. Besides tons of video arcade games they … Continue reading

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Lobster lunch

Still on a seafood binge and surrounded by chain stores at Dubai Mall, with strategically placed banners … it was hard to pass the ads for Red Lobster and not go there. Ritsu and Julius shared the signature lobster pasta, … Continue reading

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Aquarium @ Dubai Mall

One of the many things we had on our list was visiting the aquarium. And hence there are many other things to do at the world’s largest mall (by total area, not by GLA) besides shopping, we set aside the … Continue reading

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More seafood at Fish & Co.

Stil nourishing our seafood craving (plus being a tad lazy), we found a Singaporean seafood place called ‘Fish & Co.’ in our neighborhood mall. While it had a bit of a fast food vibe, the food was surprisingly good and … Continue reading

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And pool fun

After eating way too much and some supermarket shopping in the nearby Al Ghurair Mall, we decided it was time to check out the hotel pool.

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Dim Sum

Today, after the very action packed day yesterday, we wanted to keep things a bit mellow and kinda slept in, and then slowly got ready for brunch. Another great place that Ritsu had scouted out for us (and which was … Continue reading

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Fun packed first full day in Dubai

We had quite a program today and for that we had to navigate the Dubai Metro system, which is actually pretty easy. Since I had mapped out everything beforehand, I knew what stuff is in which area and what makes … Continue reading

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Wild Wadi, Dubai

Lots of water fun today.

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Greetings from Dubai!

We had a surprisingly pleasant flight (no surprise, Emirates is a kick-ass airline) … we boarded the plane actually ahead of schedule and could probably have left 15 minutes early And during the flight we had 69mph tailwinds, so we … Continue reading

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Interview for school

This month’s social studies assignment for Julius is to conduct an interview with someone who grew up / lived in the countryside of Ethiopia. And Ritsu found that her colleague Dinksew fits the profile and was willing to participate. So, … Continue reading

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Speechless

(Was his idea …)

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Paper Robot

Lazy Sunday with no program to speak of and kiddo already up and running at 6AM … And of course all he wants is either TV or iPod Touch. So, instead (or in addition) I came across this very cool … Continue reading

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Angelica did WHAT now?

Still trying to explore more restaurants closer by, we followed a lead that there is supposed to be a Chinese restaurant not too far, we first went into the Adot building finding the “South Rift Valley Restaurant & Bar”, which … Continue reading

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