Warsaw

Four Days in Warsaw

Warsaw was certainly a city of surprises. I decided to visit at the last-minute, spending four days in Warsaw, after realising that I could get to Greece, but couldn’t get back to Dubai. Oh dear. There were two cities with light loads and affordable, non-standby connections on to Zagreb – where I was meeting Matt. […]

TRAVEL

Tbilisi food

Where to dine in Tbilisi, Georgia

We only spent a few days in Tbilisi, but we always like to explore the local food options! This guide on where to dine in Tbilisi, Georgia, lists our favorite restaurants, and should help you make the best of a short stay in Tbilisi. Firstly, what exactly is Georgian cuisine? Given its location, Georgian cuisine […]

Barcelona

Hotel Midmost, Barcelona

I wasn’t sold on travelling to Spain. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the idea, instead, it was difficult to pick with so many places to travel to. I’d read the news about tourists being unwelcome in Barcelona, and didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, our stay at Hotel Midmost turned out to be a […]

Gori

Visiting Gori, Georgia

While it is surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, Gori, Georgia isn’t much to look at. In fact, there isn’t that much going for Gori. Despite a long history – first being mentioned in the sixth century – Gori is famous for one thing. It is the birthplace of Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili. You might know […]

Kazimierz

Exploring the Kazimierz District, Krakow

One of the many surprises of my trip to Krakow was finding that much of the city escaped unscathed during World War Two. My visit to Warsaw had revealed a city devastated by the war, and I was expecting Krakow to be the same. I was wrong. I was completely surprised to find a mainly […]

Galapagos

Guest Post: A Glimpse of the Galápagos Islands

Lets be honest – how many places are there on earth where you can wander amongst puzzled wildlife, who have no apparent fear of you? Welcome to the Galápagos Islands. I haven’t travelled to the island destination myself, but my sister and her husband visited the Galápagos Islands earlier this year and loved every second […]

sygic

Sygic Travel – Your Pocket Travel Companion

When you spend as much time as I do on short layovers, you don’t want to waste days figuring out what to do. Sometimes I make a split-second decision to accompany my husband somewhere. When I went to Warsaw, I had been bumped off a flight to Athens and had about six hours to plan […]

Madrid

Two Days in Madrid

We arrived in Madrid about 1PM, after catching the high speed AVE train from Barcelona. By the way, I’d highly recommend the train service over flying. For some weird reason, the day of our trip, it was only 5 euros more to go in the Premiere cabin as opposed to tourist class. We ended up […]

Barcelona

Two Days in Barcelona

Spain was never been top of my list for visiting. There isn’t any reason why not – it might just be that I don’t know a lot about the country. Spanish history is a topic that has evaded me over the years, and I wasn’t familiar with any famous landmarks in Spain. I knew there […]

Vienna

24 Hours in Vienna

To finish off 2017, all I wanted to do was to visit a Christmas market in Europe… namely, Vienna. The ones at the St. Regis in Dubai really didn’t cut it. To have some snow would have been the greatest Christmas gift, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers. Matt wasn’t even supposed to go to […]

Puffin

Best of 2017 – Ultimate Travel Ranking

In 2017, I visited 20 countries. I have been very, very lucky. I live in hope, but I really doubt there will be another year where I can travel as much as I did in 2017. Anyway, I decided I would create a rundown of my top 2017 travel destinations, from the best of 2017 […]

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Art

Where to find art supplies in Dubai

One of the difficulties about moving to Dubai is trying to find the things you took for granted back home. Knitting wool was a big one. It took me a fair while to locate anything resembling real wool here in the desert. Art supplies were another stumbling block. Sure, you can pick up cheap bits and […]

VAT

Beat the VAT – Fly and Buy

Having access to international travel on a regular basis does have some advantages. One of these is bringing back tasty treats (as well as useful household items) from overseas. This is one way you can beat the VAT recently introduced to Dubai. Remember, hold on to your receipts, just in case. Alcohol and cigarette limits […]

HOME & LIVING

Scamp

Scamp – for Pet Owners and Animal Lovers

I love kitties. I can’t have one, though. My husband is allergic. Keeping both a fluffy cat and an allergic husband in an apartment with no opening windows seems a little cruel. In saying that, you probably don’t want opening windows (or a balcony) 58 floors up! So owning a pet is not on the […]

Copper

Product Round Up – The Copper Edition

Another product round up! This one covers a few more bases… things for him, her, the house and the kids! I present to you my Product Round Up – the copper edition. I plan on doing a Christmas special soon, listing a few ideas for items that can be easily posted (aka light and small!). […]

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Scamp Pop Up – A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue

It’s no secret that I love Scamp. Offering gorgeous products for yourself and your furry friends, they are one of my favourite ‘go-to’ shops for creative gift ideas in Dubai. That’s why I’m happy to announce that you can visit Scamp this week, from 1st to 7th October, at their pop-up store in A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue. […]

FOOD AND DRINK

Tbilisi food

Where to dine in Tbilisi, Georgia

We only spent a few days in Tbilisi, but we always like to explore the local food options! This guide on where to dine in Tbilisi, Georgia, lists our favorite restaurants, and should help you make the best of a short stay in Tbilisi. Firstly, what exactly is Georgian cuisine? Given its location, Georgian cuisine […]

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