What are the chances of two girls taking the exact same book on holiday? Pretty high, it would seem.
I liked: Flying cattle class (it was soooo cheap). The warm weather. The food. The 5* hotels. Sunbathing in March. The shopping malls. The architecture. The cosmopolitan feel of the place. Staying with a local who knew all the best haunts (thank you Kosta). The company :-)
I didn't care much for: Flying cattle class (it wasn't cheerful). The sand storms. The traffic. The driving skills of the locals. It's one huge building site.
I was shocked by: The weak pound. Ouch.
I was disappointed by: Afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab - way over hyped.
I was surprised by: How happy I was to return to England. No sand storms in northern Europe, so you can breathe the air.
Would I go back? You bet!