My first layover was in Paris. The hotel was close to the airport and so it took us about an hour to get to the city. Before I came to Dubai I went to Paris with my mom and had seen a camera at Lomography. These are 'old style' cameras, for which you still use the 35mm film. I don't know how, but we found the store and I bought it.
My second layover was Manila. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling well, so I stayed in the hotel and slept all day. That's just how it goes sometimes. The flights can get you really fatigued. Especially in the beginning I had real trouble managing my sleep, but I'm getting used to it now.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
I was so happy about this layover, because I probably would have never gone to Sri Lanka by myself. Together with the Captain I took a tour by car. We visited a few temples and a spice garden. It was very interesting. After seeing a little bit of this country, I would love to come back and visit more. It has the most amazing nature and lots of wildlife.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
First of all I couldn't believe that I was going to Africa. I was so so excited. Unfortunately we didn't get to see too much. It is not a place where you just go out and have a stroll around. We ordered a taxi from the hotel and were driven to the seaside where we had a really nice dinner at a seafood restaurant. After that we just returned to the hotel, which was amazing. We were told that President Obama stayed in the same hotel, when he visited Tanzania. I can see why, because I had never seen anything like it. The rooms were amazing and looked out over the sea.