Monthly Archives

August 2017

  • Eat Featured

    Common Grounds

    I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on Common Grounds yet. Situated in the Mall of the Emirates, Common Grounds was the first cafe we visited the day we arrived…

  • Featured Travel

    48 hours in Lyon

    I didn’t really know what to expect from Lyon. Though I’ve been to Paris a few times, and to Versailles, I’d never been anywhere else in France. I didn’t even know…

  • How to

    Rent an Ekar

    We haven’t bought a car yet. Though our handy location between Business Bay and Downtown Dubai means we can get around easily, occasionally, it’s easier to have your own set of…

  • Featured Travel

    Five days in St Petersburg

    I had forgotten how beautiful St Petersburg is. I last visited in 2012, when mum and I went on a cruise around Scandinavia and the Baltic. We spent two days in…

  • Eat

    Jones the Grocer

    Jones the Grocer should be nothing special. It is just another chain of cafés, one of many in a city full of eateries. There is even one in New Zealand, although…

  • Featured See and Du-Bai

    IMG Worlds of Adventure

    What do you do when you are stuck in Dubai, and its 45 degrees outside? Visit the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure! I had been keen on…

  • How to

    Apply for your Emirates ID card

    Arriving in Dubai can be stressful. You’ve probably travelled a long way, you don’t know many people, and you aren’t sure who to ask for help. Once you have your visa…