It’s my 21st wedding anniversary today – September 14th. Peter and I are not able to celebrate together, since he is in New York, and I am in the Philippines at the Turning Point Spa Conference, where I will give a speech tomorrow morning. Hugs to my hubby. I am reminded how everything in life pales in comparison to my relationship with my husband and my family and friends. Loving people and being loved: That’s what it is all about. I like to think that spas are good places to rediscover those feelings.
After a very pleasant 12-hour trip on Emirates Airlines from New York to Dubai, I’m at the airport awaiting my luggage. With me is my identical twin sister, Katrine, and we are both giddy with excitement to see what this scene is all about. I have tours of spas planned, plus I will be attending the Middle East Spa and Wellness Expo, and my sister insists that we not only visit but participate in Ski Dubai. (Indoor snow skiing, that is.)
Katrine just reminded me that I should mention that our seats on the plane had massage options. With five body-area settings and choice of pulse, wave, steady, and zigzag, one could vibrate for the entire 12 hours. Alas, hours of mechanical massage can’t match the effects of even a few minutes of a skilled human touch.
Well, I’m off to the hotel! It’s 9:00 pm here, and more adventures await. We are staying at the famous Burj al Arab (pictured at right).
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