#Travel: A dream Johnnie Walker Experience in Yas Marina Abu Dhabi

By Miano Muchiri

A circuit constructed with excellence is where I found myself settled for a weekend of Formula 1 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

It all began with shoulder running-out lane walks with the world’s luminaries where be bonded during exclusive track tours.

For any motorsport fan, the true Formula 1 experience happens when you meet a former World Champion. As we walked alongside of the track, from nowhere, the 2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg walked alongside me, and with no hesitation I asked for a selfie – a photograph that marks the pinnacle of any dream experience.

I thought that meeting Rosberg was the highlight of my F1 experience until I found out a bunch of us on the Johnnie Walker experience were featured on his YouTube Vlog. A Sam Smith finale concert in the Ferrari World topped it all off.

Finally, on race day where drama unfolded inches from the pit wall, superstar Will Smith sat only a row behind us, which left me speechless to be honest.

An “experience of a lifetime” doesn’t even begin to put everything into perspective. It was a dream come true.

A Dream Come True

Often, dreams begin with a simple action that carries the purest of hopes. In this case, the Johnnie Walker Experience started with a scratch of a bottle for Sam Wahu, a taxi driver from Juja, Kenya.

Sam ended-up winning an all-expenses paid trip to watch Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The taxi driver opted to bring his sister for the trip of a lifetime, where they both enjoyed all-access to the Paddock Club.

The brother and sister had never traveled out of Kenya before, and this sibling trip to one of the most glamorous stages in motor-sport was a dream come true.

“This is amazing, I didn’t believe it was true in the beginning but now that I am here, I can see the Johnnie Walker Experience is real!” Sam shared.

Surreal, dreamy, and life-changing are all ways of describing the Johnnie Walker Experience. The moral of the story is to always keep trying, keep dreaming, and most importantly, Keep Walking.

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  1. Avatar golditberg July 30th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Safaricom is owned by Vodafone UK. Vodafone makes and maintains software AND HARDWARE for Vodafone UK. Technicians who are well paid and most conversant with the systems from Safaricom and Airtel come from foreign countries. Go to Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens, etc.

    The UK including all foreign countries that make and maintain telecommunication networks in Kenya want the ICC cases to continue. Don’t tell me no one in Jubilee had not figured this out by now!

    Where are the Kenyans? Who maintains security? How easy is it for the administrators to access these records? Which Kenyan judge allowed the records to be given? Is a Kenyan Judge needed?

    What do you know, and what do you not know. Assumptions are stupid and illegal (negligence). Audit. Audit. When do you become compromised?


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