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WILD WADI WHOA [Apr. 26th, 2007|05:48 pm]
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WHOA, Dubai people, have you ever been to Wild Wadi?? It's GREAT! I want to live there! Wet'n'wild Hurricane Harbor has got nothing on this place! (Master Blaster!! Tunnel of Doom!! And that storm on the hour, every hour!!)

Anyway, the last few days have been pretty special. We've been hanging out with our old friends Kazuki and Yumi who just got married on April 21 and came to Dubai for their honeymoon. When they got here, they met this couple named Sachiko and Ryo who got married on the same day, are staying in the same hotel, and will be on their Emirates flight back to Japan in the morning.


Sachiko and Ryo Kasami, Kazuki and Yumi Hattori, Don and Susan Durrance. Smiles!

As for the "Jumeirah Sceirah" - after the first time, I said I would NEVER do that again. Then I did do it again. BUT NEVER AGAIN! I wasn't going to try the "Wipeout" (body-boarding) because I knew I wouldn't be good at it, but then I tried it, and it was easier than I thought! And fun!
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[User Picture]From: amandasan
2007-04-26 02:15 pm (UTC)
they went to wild wadi on the amazing race a few seasons ago :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-26 02:23 pm (UTC)
Ahh, I must see that! Did they have an insanely good time?
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[User Picture]From: mymichelle
2007-04-26 02:20 pm (UTC)
Now that looks fun!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-26 02:28 pm (UTC)
It's so cool! There is this one massive ride (goes for ten minutes or something and at each juncture you can choose from two or three slides) where the water propels you UP the slides! No stairs to climb! You start at the bottom, go up and up at breakneck speed and wonder if you'll die, then careen down twisty slides, including a pitch-black tunnel for 45 seconds or so!

Heehee... I can hear Don on the phone with his friend, going, "If you keep your legs crossed on the Jumeirah Sceirah, you don't get a wedgie!" Jumeirah Sceirah is one of those stupidly high, don't-look-down slides.
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-04-26 07:28 pm (UTC)
45 seconds or so
Whatwhatwhat? I seem to remember it being more like 3. But then I haven't been since, uhh, 2000 or so.

I had 3 dosas as part of lunch.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-27 01:21 am (UTC)
The actual time must lie between 3 and 45 seconds. It feels like ages!

Yay for dosas!
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2007-04-26 02:20 pm (UTC)
ha at first i thought that photo was like from their website as an advertisement!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-26 02:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah... because WE ARE CUTE! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nativeinformant
2007-04-26 04:21 pm (UTC)
ooh, i want to go! will you go again with me when i visit?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-04-26 06:31 pm (UTC)
WITHOUT A DOUBT! =D
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[User Picture]From: nickdangerous
2007-04-27 01:38 am (UTC)

I TOTALLY REMEMBER SEEING THAT ON TRAVEL CHANNEL! It looked like the greatest water park on the planet! The slides were amazing!!!!
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From: soarsky
2007-04-27 04:11 pm (UTC)
this is yuko. :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-05-03 12:03 pm (UTC)
HI!! =D
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2007-04-28 09:51 am (UTC)
sounds like a blast :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-05-03 12:05 pm (UTC)
I've been flying to your homeland a lot lately. (Turns out my airline flies there!) Anyway, nice peoples. =) When are you coming back here again?
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-28 10:31 pm (UTC)
I haven't been to Wild Wadi since 2002 (when it was part of our Dubai graduation trip) but it was a truly awesome experience. I should add it to my Dubai itinerary next time I visit. Will you and Don be up for it?
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2007-04-28 10:32 pm (UTC)
Oh damn, that was me!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-05-03 12:06 pm (UTC)
Will you and Don be up for it?

Hmm, let me think... HECK YES!! And just when will this hypothetical Dubai visit be?
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2007-05-03 04:47 pm (UTC)

Awesome!!

>And just when will this hypothetical Dubai visit be?
Unfortunately, your guess is as good as mine. It won't be for a few months, that's for sure. Will you still be in Dubai this year Christmas?
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[User Picture]From: speed_fetish
2007-04-29 06:08 am (UTC)

Wet wet wet

Hey I was wondering what you guys were upto. Wild wadi ha thats great. Almost could imagine you guys talking in a mix of Jap/Eng. Its great you had fun and all. take care budie. say hi to don. Hope to catch up with soon..
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-05-03 12:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Wet wet wet

The Japanese/English thing is funny. Basically, I'll ramble in Japanese for a while, everybody will look at me blankly, then one person will get it and interpret (still in Japanese) for everybody else.

What's your schedule like this week? A friend of ours is on standby until 22:00, and if she survives it (or maybe even if she doesn't) we plan to sing our heads off. (We have phillie songs, too, if you want to bring a friend!)
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