Going for nearly three years without a proper vacation can do terrible things to someone’s mental health, especially if that particular someone is a workaholic. So during the month of April, I went away on vacation… which would explain my long absence from the blogosphere. It was something I desperately needed, at a time when I was dealing with a lot of personal issues and work was starting to take its toll on me.
I went to UAE for 20 days during which I stayed with one of my best friends. We had a blast I swear. It was so much fun, so amazing, that it was difficult to imagine anything else. When I woke up in my own room after I came back, it took me a moment to register that I was not in my friend’s place anymore, especially since I’d come to consider it home more than anywhere else. Still though, I had a really good time.
And in typical Zen fashion, we had a lot – and I mean a LOT – to eat, so much to the point where my friend actually said at one point that she misses feeling hungry. Below you will find some of the highlights of what we ate (of course you can click for bigger images).
Needless to say, I gained a bit of weight. There was so much I wanted to try and so little time, I just had to take advantage of every day. All these restaurant meals don’t include all the snacks and chocolates I bought from places like Candylicious and Hershey’s World. I also did a bunch of shopping and got a stack of books as well, haha. Random snapshots below!
And now I’m back home. I started a new job today, and hopefully I’ll be able to get some writing and editing work done as well. I also promise I’ll be more active on this blog from now on!
When was the last time you went on a vacation? Did you indulge in a lot of food and shopping too? Do you think I went a little overboard? xD