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What would you do to me if I told you that I had the chance to visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World that is Petra, for less than US$100 but didn’t go? I thought so. Stupid, right. A low cost airline further slashed their airfares to neighboring cities from Dubai including, Amman (Jordan), Alexandria (Egypt), Damascus & Aleppo (Syria), Kathmandu (Nepal), Doha (Qatar), Beirut (Lebanon), Baku (Azerbaijan) and Bahrain. Roundtrip flights to Amman, Jordan on February-March 2010 were at 335 dhs* (US$90)! Of course I had to be excited!
So I printed out the fare chart and went home smiling.
Me: “Hey, there’s a flight to Jordan for only 335 dhs!”
Me: “So? What so, silly. We should go!”
* silence *
Hah. Everyone knows that silence in my house means NO. What a pity.
Me: “Okay, I’ll go.”
Pristine butts in.
Pristine: “Where will you go, mom?”
Me: “Let’s go to Jordan, sweetie!”
Pristine: “We means? Only you and me?”
Me: “Yes, it would be fun!”
Pristine: “But what about papa?”
So the problem is, the husband do not know the value or meaning of travel except that it would entail expenses and possibly, absence from his work. Pristine would be sad if the three of us could not go altogether (maybe when she’s a little bit older she can understand we can’t do ALL things together). And me for the love of God, I could do away husband-less on my travels BUT don’t want to travel without my daughter (maybe I can when I grow up).
* The promotional fare is via Fly Dubai but reservation & purchase of the discounted tickets must be made before December 15, 2009 to travel between January 7, 2010 to March 27, 2010.