The school sponsored a trip to Fujairah to go snorkelling. Though I wasn’t initially planning to go due to the costs, a friend had to cancel last minute and I bought her ticket.
The bus trip was excruciatingly long–though I was running on two hours of sleep, people kept waking me up just as I was about to sleep. We passed three overturned trucks on the way that caused massive detours. It was fascinating driving through various emirates though and seeing how rural and small town they felt.
I’d never been snorkelling at first, but it took me only a few seconds to fall absolutely in love. I managed to wear my contacts under my snorkel, thankfully, since the world is much more HD with them! The coastline of Fujairah was so incredibly gorgeous, with schools of fish for me to chase everywhere. I wouldn’t wear flippers again as they made it hard for me to dive town and really chase the fish, but they were useful when we found and followed a gigantic sea turtle.