Moonlight Hike and Camp in Wadi Shah

One of the amazing hike I did in the past few months. We hiked all the way up about 3.85 kilometers with an elevation gain of 886m. The team met up in Umm al Quwain which is an hour and a half from Dubai. From there we start driving to Jebel Jais which is our start point. The hike starts at 21:30  and reached the summit at around midnight. The climb was a bit hard as we only have the moon and our headlamps as our light. Some trails are so narrow and steep and some require a lot of strength and courage to keep going. Though it was dark and we can’t see the scenery clearly. That doesn’t stop me from appreciating the view. The moon was amazing, the silence was deafening. We reached the summit around 23:30. Set up our tent. Yup, I can set up a tent without your assistance. I went masters on that. Just Kidding! I am used to set up a tent since I was 9.

Then came the morning and it also means that we need to prepare to get down. Me and Sarah a very good friend of mine and my tent mate had a very good sleep. Our tent was so cozy inside that we wanted to just stay inside for the breakfast. Actually, it was just so cold that we wanted to be inside our sleeping bag. Going down was not that hard as I expected. It was an easy trail mostly on track but with a few good inclines.

 

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roasting marshmallows

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cozy tent

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staycation

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Bilbao our special guest

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amazing view

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the trail going down

 

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are we there yet?

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Me on Ice

When was the last time you did something for the first time that you really wanted to try since you were a kid? I remember when i was on second grade my sister would always drag us to the mall to do ice skating. Yes, we used to have an ice skating rink in my hometown( Cebu ) before but, i didn’t know why they closed. Whenever my sister would bring us to the mall to try it, i always get sick a day before so i never got the chance to skate until the mall decided to take it off.

I’ve been here in Dubai for almost 3 years now and I’ve never really got the nerve to try it in Dubai Mall. I’m scared that i might fall down and someone might cut my fingers accidentally by the blades (I’ve seen it a lot in youtube). Okay, enough of these stupid imaginations. I finally had the guts to try it over a week ago. For the first 10 minutes, I was trying to find my balance and just kept holding on the side. Then, i finally learned to walk without any guide. I can even turn around. Infact, i was doing a great job. I never fell down or maybe i’m just trying not to because maybe someone might run over me and cutmy fingers. hahah .I had so much fun doing it and I will probably do it again soon

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i can skate…yahhoo!

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