Naptural Woman in London

[quote]Just a number one champion sound, yeah Estelle we bout to get down. Who the hottest in the world right now? Just touched down in London Town…[/quote]

Estelle and Kanye’s collab was playing nonstop in my head as our Etihad Airways jet glided over City of London and landed at Heathrow Airport. I was ready and happy to be dragged around by my sister-friend Duddy for my 22-hour layover. I really wish I could tell you that her and I went to fetes that sell off and tun up…alas no. How much could one see after only having abdominal surgery 2 weeks prior??

Was I in pain? Definitely! But I was being gently towed by Duddy with a humungus smile on my face. I was in LONDON gaddammit!

We managed to model in Piccadilly Circus, eat digusting Vietnamese pho ga in Chinatown, drink grassy healthy stuff in SoHo, ride the #8 double decker bus to East London, catch up on gossip until the early hours of the morning, take selfies by Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, see a marathon, eat an English Breakfast, save a Russian tourist from almost getting 50 pounds Sterling stolen, ride the tube to LHR and have Duddy urge me to take advantage of getting pushed in Heathrow’s fancy purple wheelchairs.





Al Maryah Island

Al Maryah Island – formerly Sowwah Island – is poised to become Abu Dhabi’s answer to bustling Wall Street. Walking over the short bridge that connects Maryah Island to Reem Island gives one the impression that they may be the only person on Earth. It is a wonderfully peaceful place that buzzes with the anticipation of something great.

The action on Maryah Island lies at Galleria Mall – a luxurious shopping haven dedicated to feeding your appetite for the world’s exclusive fashion and dining. It was nice to stroll along the boardwalk outside the mall where the view of Abu Dhabi city is breathtaking.

Next to Galleria Mall is the largest steel structure in the United Arab Emirates known as Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. It’s a huge, modern building which has recently opened to the public.

Al Maryah Island provides joggers and walkers a great place to stretch and sweat without the crowds. And I do look forward to seeing the completed phases of the master plan.

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