So my last few attempts to get this post up has been unsuccessful. So let me just keep it short and sweet and straight to the point. I'll write a more thorough post on my UAE experience. In the meantime, here is how I rang in the 30th birthday! Hard to believe it has been a year since my last post, where I essentially recapped my last birthday trip. I promise I won't be away that long. From here, I'll backtrack some of the other travel adventures over 2015 - and there have been many.
I spent a few days in Milan to ring in the 29th birthday. I'll have to admit it wasn't what I expected but I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed my time there. The historic mixed with the modern, the food, the wine, the gelato, and of course the sights. Como, Lake Como, and Bellagio were by far my favorite parts of the trip. The air was refreshing, the views, breathtaking, and the quaint lake towns were fascinating. Viva Italia!