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Four days in Warsaw – Day One

Warsaw was certainly a city of surprises. I decided to visit at the last-minute, 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,…

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Home & Living – Product Round Up

I’m not exactly a style guru. However, I am a prolific window shopper (or an online window shopper, I guess?). I might not buy much, but I do tend to find a few nice things. I thought that every now…

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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 in Dubai. It has delivered us tasty comfort…

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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 anything about the history of Lyon, or where…

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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 St Petersburg, but it was really just one…

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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 visiting IMG since we moved to Dubai. I’m…

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24 hours in Wellington

It’s an interesting experience to write a post about enjoying a day in your own city. You know it so well because you have spent so much time there, but you haven’t experienced it in a 24 hour block.…

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Marimekko Café

Yesterday, I just really wanted to get out of the house. Despite it being 46 degrees outside, sometimes, it’s good to do something. Those of you experiencing the Dubai summer will understand. Our choice of activities is rather limited…

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A day in Hiroshima

Actually, not even a day. We spent about eight hours in Hiroshima, but it was a worthwhile visit.  Most people have a particular vision of Hiroshima in their head. That vision is undoubtedly based on the horrific destruction that…

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48 hours in Bruges

I like history. The places I have enjoyed traveling to the most have always been places with lots of interesting history. Earlier this year, I visited Bruges for a few days, and took a day tour around the battlefields…

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A week in Moscow

I feel like Russia is on the ‘too hard’ list for a lot of people. You need a visa, and when most people think of Moscow, I’m sure they think of Stalinist apartment blocks – and not a lot…

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A reflection on travel

I was always a bit of a homebody growing up. I remember sleepovers at friends houses ending in tears, me waiting for mum to come and pick me up, because I’d had enough. I wanted to go home. I…

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Three days in Mauritius

Mauritius is beautiful. A year ago, if you’d asked me what I knew about Mauritius, I would have said the truth… very little. I knew it was in the middle of an ocean. Using a process of elimination, I…

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The Green Planet

Back in New Zealand, the temperature in summer didn’t often exceed 25 degrees celsius. Moving to Dubai has been a shock to the system. Some days, you just need an escape from the summers heat. Ironically, we chose to…

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I’m scheduling this to post while I am on a flight from Dubai to Moscow. Flights always make think of New Zealand, so prior to my flight, I decided I would google promotional videos of Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve…