Entry 211 : A Month In Europe - [PART 5] Arabian Night

This entry is PART 5, the final part in my A Month In Europe series. If you haven't, check out PART 4 here.

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Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been following my A Month In Europe series. I hope you all enjoyed this type of content, which is very different from the usual stuff I post. I'm planning more trips and more stuff to get into so stick around for more fun stuff in the future.
Take care!

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I still had one last stop before arriving home in Malaysia. When I was booking my flights, I had two options to consider: a 3-hour or 6-hour layover in Abu Dhabi. Of course, I was transiting through Abu Dhabi because I flew on Etihad Airways, which by the way was the best decision I made throughout the whole trip.

I decided to take the 6-hour layover because 1) I would leave Paris earlier and 2) I would get a chance to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, located about 20 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

I don't have much to say about the mosque, other than its simply divine beauty. While I was there, I was utterly speechless. Just looking at the construction and architecture, I felt a haunting sense of calmness and serenity. I almost forgot how beautiful and majestic it was, until I took the time to process the photos today. And, dear God, I was once again blown away.

The mosque is originally white in color and during the day, it shines like the beacon of hope it should be. However, at night, the mosque is bathed in ugly blue light. I worked some magic to retain the pure white color of the mosque, so if you do visit the Grand Mosque at night one day, don't say I fooled you into thinking it was also white at night!

Anyway, I was glad that I took the time to visit the place. It was indeed a grand mosque, in all sense of the word. I got to back to the airport about three hours before my flight took off so I had plenty of time to just relax and look forward to the flight home.

Thus, my time in Europe had come to an end. Not a day goes by without me just reminiscing about my time in Germany and Paris. It wasn't really about how I missed the places or whatnot, I just keep comparing my routines while I was there with the one I have here and it all still just revolves around my academics.

I've actually been abroad again in the past month. I went to Bali, Indonesia for a conference and I'll be sharing some photos from that trip here, as well.

But before I do, I'll let you enjoy the photos in this entry first.