Everything That Went Down at the Dubai Marina Street Festival

dubai marina street festival photo
Dubai Marina Street Festival 2018 near the Dubai Marina Mall
Did you say free entertainment for the weekend? Then this post is for you! As you know, the 8th annual Dubai Marina Street Festival once again kicked off last March 15 and every afternoon until the 24th, there are different performances happening across 9 pitches along the strip of Dubai Marina Walk.

Preview: Rome During Winter - A Photo Series

Rome winter photo

Rome, Italy. Who would have thought I will be going this far? I won a photo competition via #gemsofitalia on Instagram and it took me a year to finally decide when I will be claiming my pair of tickets. Yes, a trip for two for me and the baby (our first trip out of the country together too!).

Although most people advised for me to take the trip in summer, we set foot to the mother land of pizza and pasta in mid- January. Why? It is during the winter season when the streets of Rome are not too crowded, we simply want to enjoy the city to our selves which obviously is not possible because it is another tourist destination after all.

I Know You Missed Me!

Hello blog readers! It has been a long long while weeee!!!! And I know you've been watching this page for too long (big thanks to you too stalker, you've been adding up on my daily and monthly sessions lol) so I'm just quickly letting you know that I'm still alive and kicking  and I was out there, in the world, creating content.

Oh and this one too so please stay tuned:


Joy C.

PS: The Thrift Trip is no longer solo traveling, the thought of going around with a travel buddy is just nice, isn't it? I will see you in my next grand travel post!

Up Close With Acer Swift 3 Laptop

Before anything else, I'd like to extend my apologies for posting this late - I got distracted with Game Of Thrones Season 7! Sorry guys, I guess I multi-tasked a little too much today: uploaded a few photos on my Google Drive so I can access it on my Acer Swift 3 laptop, post processing photos via Lightroom, chatting on Skype at the same time AND streaming online! I was just blessed that this laptop didn't gave up on me while doing these things all at once!

Summer Staycation Series - Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab infinity pool
Hello Earth! How's the summer in Dubai treating you so far? If you will ask mine, I'd honestly tell you I never enjoyed summer in the dessert as much I have enjoyed it this year. Why, you ask? This summer I was able to experience 2 of the most expensive nights in my entire life: I was able to stay and experience the most luxurious hotel in the world - Burj Al Arab hotel in Jumeirah!

photo of Burj Al Arab