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Do something for the first time!
Hot-air ballooning at Kloofzicht, a 40-minute drive from Johannesburg, is one of the best ways to see the beautiful African sunrise.
Setting up at 5:00 in the morning means we had to wake up and be ready by 4:00 am.
We hovered over the Cradle of Humankind reserve, home to 4 of the "Big 5" and enjoyed the South African landscape. We saw baby rhinos, wildebeests, zebras and antelopes.
Would I go hot air ballooning again? Definitely! I would like to experience it in Cappadocia, Turkey for a different atmosphere.
MAKE EVERY NEW EXPERIENCE WORTH IT!
It's always sunny in Abu Dhabi and one of the best way to spend your day is to go wakesurfing with friends!
Located at the beautiful Yas Marina, EYWOA Marine Sports provides wakesurfing and wakeboarding lessons behind the boat. They have professional coaches that can help you from standing on your board to getting your first trick or learning more advanced maneuvers.
So bring all your friends and come ride with us. Its always a good idea to be in the water.
Find your balance, enjoy and live aloha! 🍍🍍🍍
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January 12, 2018, a day I will never forget. I broke my ankle skydiving. I had my foot in a weird position as I landed and that was it.
On the way to the hospital, what kept playing in my head was when will I be able to go skydiving again. All I wanted to do was get back jumping as soon as I can.
I thought I would only be out for two months but it seems to be longer than that. I was in the hospital for 5 days, had surgery in my ankle (7 screws and a plate to keep the bones in place) I was ordered by the doctor non-weight bearing for 6 weeks. That means I am stuck in bed or a wheelchair for the next 6 weeks.
Life completely slowed down for me. From an active fast-paced lifestyle to waking up in the morning and taking it a day at a time. Spent my days watching Netflix shows, puzzles, even crocheting. I started updating my website and decided to write again. New logo??? (created by my awesome friend Joris!)
On the 14th day post surgery, I had my stitches removed. They put me in a cast and was ordered to keep it for another 2 weeks, still non-weight bearing. I kept looking forward to my hospital trips coz I get to go out of the house. I get excited when friend visit me coz they take me to the park (wheelie life). I began to appreciate the little things and seeing people made me happy.
I felt incapacitated coz I always had to ask people for help to do anything, bathroom trips included. Showers were limited. It was incredibly tough but I knew my bones will heal in time and I'll be able to walk again. It wasn't just physically demanding, it was mentally challenging too. I knew I had to stay positive in trying times.
I ask myself questions all the time. When will I be able play basketball? When will I be able to go wakeboarding? Or surf? Or skydive? When will I be able to to do things that I love? Time is moving extra slow.
I know it's a step by step process. It has been 18 days into it my foot feels stiff, but I can now do calf pumps and wiggle my toes. I am definitely improving everyday.
Skill unlocked: PATIENCE.
The drive to the campsite
The drive from Dubai to Jebel Jais (UAE's tallest mountain) took us around 2 hours. There were a few people camping that weekend so be sure to go early to secure a good camping spot. Campsites tend to get busy during the cold winter months since its the best time to stay outdoors in the UAE. We saw a lot of camels and some donkeys along the way.
This camping ground is only accessible by 4x4.
Setting up camp before sunset
Tents, air mattresses (very important! Jebel Jais is a rocky mountain), pillows, duvets. It's nice to stay warm and cozy as it gets really windy at night.
We set up two bonfires, one for BBQ and another to sit around and keep us warm throughout the night.
There are no public restrooms. We brought our own portable shower, bidet and other bathroom essentials. Other necessary supplies/equipment include: Headlamps and first aid kit.
We had such an amazing time during our out-of-town adventure. Happy Camping!