As this is the last year before my son, Rafael, starts school and we will bound by the academic calendar for travel, I decided to take whole year off work. Crazy? Probably but “crazy” I can fix but time is finite and as most parents will tell you,

So our one in a lifetime adventure started with a 5 day trip to Dubai. Its location half-way in between Malaysia and Europe is perfect as it allows us all (especially the kids) a “transit” point and a milder adjustment to the time difference and what the heck, we all wanted to check out the Burj Khalifa, some shopping and yeah the dessert.