Sunday, March 24, 2013

Under the desert sky

Wherever I travel, I always like to feel a bit of that authentic, traditional vibe. Of course, I didn't expect to get that in a city like Dubai. Don't get me wrong, Dubai has its own authenticity, but I was looking for Arabia this time... It was already dark, we were eating barbecue in a desert camp and the Filipino belly dancer (hey, at least the dervish was Arab) was doing her routine when I looked up... and that was it. The incredible starry night, light breeze and the traditional Arabic music were enough for me to imagine what it was like once upon a time. I was actually blessed with that Prince of Persia/Aladdin feeling for one magical moment... And that perfect moment was exactly what I needed that night.


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