How many of you remember these?
This was such an irreplaceable part of my UAE childhood. My youth has been formed of countless powder-y Flake bars.
While standing at the supermarket check out counter the other day I happened to glance at a nearby display of these bars of yumminess. Isn’t it absolutely devious how supermarkets place these tantalizing goodies conveniently within arms reach of an already open wallet. They’re practically ordering you to buy these items.
As is often the case I succumbed to the impulse and slipped one into my shopping cart. O willpower… where art thou when I need you?
A few blink-and-you-miss-it bites and 166KCal later, I sat back and reveled in my memories of a time long since past.
In other news, I have 3 more days until I set off on holiday. Did anyone notice my wee ‘The world is my oyster’ widget on the sidebar (or down below for mobile viewers)? It highlights the places I’ve been to so far. And this time around, I am not only off to a new city but a whole new continent! Pretty soon there’s going to be an exciting patch of teal on North America! 😀 New York to be precise. With hopefully a splash of DC and Philly thrown in.
The meticulous planners among you will probably dissolve into fits of hyperventilation when I confess that I still have no clue where I will be staying in NY. I know exactly what I’m going to be doing on my 3 days there but I have no clue where I will rest my weary head after roughly 17 hours of flying. Hyperventilating yet?
Hotel rates in New York are much higher than we’re used to paying on our trips. We are by no means backpackers but we are budget travelers when it comes to accommodation. My logic is that we hardly spend any time in the hotel room anyway so I’d much rather spend my money on attractions, landmarks and food instead. The fact that we’re landing there on a weekend may have something to do with the high rates. Not to mention the Papal visit that is scheduled for later that week.
So there you have it… we are now on the hunt for competitively priced NY digs. Do you have any recommendations for places to stay? What about must-do activities for when we are there? Would love to hear your suggestions on things to do in either NY, DC or Philly…
Until next time!