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Driving the South Coast of Iceland

Driving the South Coast of Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful country. We visited in September last year, and one of the highlights was driving the South Coast of Iceland. Of course, you can’t hope to see all of this magical country in one day. However, driving the South Coast is about as close as you can get. You’ll see mountains, glaciers, […]

Where (Normal) People Shop in Dubai

Where (Normal) People Shop in Dubai

I know, I know. We are constantly told Dubai is a shopping paradise. Consumerism at its best! Every holiday or special occasion is accompanied with advertising telling us to buy the latest car, clothes, toys. It may seem strange that I would even compile a list of places to shop in Dubai. However, there is […]

Tbilisi

20 Things To Know Before Visiting Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia is booming, becoming more popular as a tourist destination, and is a great weekend getaway from Dubai on FlyDubai. However, what do you really know about this small country, bridging Asia and Europe? This guide provides you 20 things to know before visiting Tbilisi, Georgia! 1. While it might not look like it at first glance, […]

Carnival

Carnival by Tresind

I hadn’t had the chance to eat at any Indian restaurants in Dubai, so I was pretty excited to be able to sample the Chef’s Tasting Menu at Carnival by Tresind. Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre in the Burj Daman building, Carnival offers ‘post-modern’ Indian, inspired by the various cultures influencing Indian cuisine. […]

Trafalgar

Learning to Sail with Trafalgar Sailing, Gibraltar

I’d been thinking about learning to sail for awhile now. My husband, Matt, is super keen on sailing and has much more experience than me. I wanted an opportunity to learn on my own, being able to ask whatever I wanted. After a failed attempt at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, I decided to do some […]

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Climb the Rock of Gibraltar

Okay, so the title of this post is a bit misleading. I didn’t actually climb the Rock of Gibraltar. Instead, I took the cable car up, and walked down. But ‘Cable Car the Rock of Gibraltar’ doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? I was in Gibraltar in late May for a quick […]

SpaceCats

The Sordid History of Space Cats

Last year, I visited the Cosmonautics Museum in Moscow, and later on, the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg. While the former ignored space cats completely, my trip to St Petersburg was much more fruitful. A whole panel on the wall was dedicated to the wayward kitties sacrificed in the space programme. Before this […]

Baku

Exploring Baku’s Old Town

Looking for an East meets West experience? Look no further than Baku, the capital city of the ancient state of the Shirvanshahs. We recently spent three days exploring the Azeri city. I was surprised to find just how European it was – although the Middle Eastern/Continental Asian influence is obvious. My favorite destination in the […]

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Yislamoo – Creative Arabian Art

One of the best aspects of moving to Dubai was the chance to decorate a new house. A blank canvas with fresh white walls awaited me, ready to be adorned. I had only packed a few prints and paintings from New Zealand, so was pretty excited to be able to choose new art pieces when […]

Eating

Eating My Way ‘Round the World

I’ve said it many times – I’m not a foodie. I don’t eat particularly fancy food, and I don’t have a sophisticated palate. What I do have is a love of travel, and exploring new food and cuisine experiences as part of that travel. I’ve spent many years eating my way ’round the world, and […]

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