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Yas Beach Abu Dhabi

Yas Beach is located on sands of Yas Island. It’s a private Beach and you have to pay an entrance fee to enter, but if you stay in Radisson Blue hotel (or other Yas hotel) you get the ticket for free from the concierge.

There is a infinity pool  and kids pool, snack shop, towels for rent, pizza shop, beach lounge and the Yas beach store .

You can rent a Cabana if you want (too expensive for me) or use loungers for free.

It’s a sandy beach and probably nice if you are there in some other time and not in summer.

We were in Abu Dhabi in august and you can imagine how it is when the temperature is over 40 degrees.

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We got on the beach around 10 AM and were the only one there, Yas beach just for us.

It was hot as hell and the water was very warm.

We looked around, dipped into water for a while and had the water on ice wich the waiter brings you to the beach (you can order other drinks an also alkohol).

After 11AM people start getting to the beach.

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You have to take the bus to the beach or taxi – Yas Express bus is free and Radisson blue hotel has a complimentary bus that gets you to the beach for free also.

We were on the beach until 12 AM  and decided to go because it was to hot.

It’s nice , but I saw a nicer beaches. If you have a ticket definitely go to the beach but if you have to pay for entrance I’m not sure is worth.

Our next stop is Yas Mall.

 

The land of Ice & Fire

Finally a short vacation for me. Only 5 days but fantastic destination.

As I always say : Better to travel a bit but not to travel at all.

I went to Iceland!

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Videj

It was necessary to save a lot for this trip but it was worth it.

The cheapest ticket we found was from Zagreb to Vienna to Oslo to Reykjavik.

Lot of stops, but it was the cheapest and the longest wait we had was in Oslo – 8 hours.

In Wien we had only 40 minutes layover.

When we came to Oslo airport we went to find a place to sit down and maybe rest a little until our flight, which was in the morning.

We bought a Beer and  we sat down.

In front of us was a big „penis statue“ which was very interesting, oddly  and funny, because lot of people came to take a picture with the statue in various poses. 🙂

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Oslo airport

After a while two guys came to sit beside us and we heard a familiar language so we ended up talking until morning.

The guys were very nice and interesting so the time passed very fast.

If they are reading this I’m sending  them big regards – Bojan & Ivan :), maybe we’ll meet again some day.

We came to Reykjavik around 09:00 AM.

We took a Flybus to the main bus station and from there we went with Straeto bus to our rented apartment which was in Búðagerði.

We left our stuff and went to Skarfabakki pier.

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Skarfabakki pier

We bought a ticket to the boat and went to Viðey Island.

Viðey is the largest island of the Kollafjörður Bay in Iceland, near the Reykjavík.

It is the location of the Imagine Peace Tower, which is a “Tower of Light” built by Yoko Ono, in memory of  John Lennon.

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Peace tower

The Church in Viðey is one of the oldest in the country.

There are also many birds there.

Island can be explored both on foot and by bike.

It’s great for a short visit.

After visiting the Island we took a Sculpture and Shore walk from the pier to the Harpa.

That was our first day in Iceland.

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