Friday photo: Shark

I don’t usually post personal photos on this blog – but this one is special. I have a crippling fear of water (we are talking swimming pool terror here, and five aborted attempts to lean swimming).

So, when I was in Dubai recently and came to know that I was booked to go on this shark safari, I was excited and terrified in equal measure.

This is an underwater walk with the fish, sting rays and of course, the sharks – in other words, the thrill of diving, without actually diving into the ocean. And I am so glad I did it. After the initial seconds of panic, I relaxed and let go of my guide’s hand. And when the fish started swimming right by my face, I couldn’t stop smiling.

My Friday photo this week, from this incredible shark safari…

shark

Friday photo: Macau

Think Macau and you think casinos and gaming chips, glitz and glamour. And lots of money flowing, much like water. Certainly, I went with that image in mind.

So I was pleasantly surprised to see these colourful facades, old fashioned markets, bargain shops and street foods on offer on one side of the town.

This Friday, and image from Senado Square, where I could have spent hours and hours, just people watching…

Macau

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