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Belinda

  • Dubai Eat

    A very Dubai Christmas at the Waldorf Astoria

    The Dubai brunch. It is a ex-pat mainstay, and every weekend you can find Brits-abroad getting tipsy and embarrassing themselves in public. They are expensive, rowdy, and they can get messy…

  • Featured Travel

    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…

  • Dubai How to

    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. Remember, hold…

  • Musings

    (Nearly) a year in Dubai

    In 2016, I visited Hiroshima. It is amazing that there is a modern city of Hiroshima at all, given what happened there during World War Two. I knew relatively little about…

  • Featured Travel

    48 hours 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…

  • Musings

    How I spent my winter vacation

    Okay, so I didn’t really get a winter vacation. I had three days off over Christmas, and I just spent five days in Spain. Apart from that, I worked right through.…

  • Featured Travel

    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.…

  • Dubai See and Du-Bai

    Dubai Miracle Garden

    I really didn’t want to like this place. The photos of it looked terrible. A friend had told me it would take 30 minutes max. But admittedly, I really like gardens.…