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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 […]

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A night out at MINA Brasserie

I’m no food expert. Let’s make that perfectly clear. I like to eat, but I’m not a connoisseur. If anything, I’m slightly picky, which tends to keep me from the really exotic foods on offer here in Dubai. I’m kind of like a 12 year old child stuck in an adult body. So, when my […]

Saray

Saray Spa at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

You may have heard of a little hotel in Dubai called the JW Marriott Marquis. Up until a few weeks ago, it was the tallest hotel in the world, a title that has since been snaffled by the newly opened Gevora Hotel. As the height of a building isn’t actually proximate to the quality of […]

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A very Dubai Christmas (Brunch) 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 fast. We not really brunch people. However, it was our first Christmas in Dubai. I’m basically the world’s worst cook. Matt’s sister was visiting […]

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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A tölt on an Icelandic Horse with Íslenski Hesturinn

Last week, I was lucky enough to visit Iceland. From New Zealand, Iceland is a world away. 17,184 kilometres, to be exact. A year ago, I never could have imagined that I would visit Iceland. But it was an amazing place, and one of my favourite destinations in the world. It has fantastic food, friendly […]

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Tong Thai at the JW Marriott Marquis

When we first moved to Dubai, someone in our building pointed out the JW Marriott Marquis to us. They said that the hotel was so nice, they had been for a staycation there. Down the road. A five minute drive. There obviously was something in that hotel that was just a little bit special. We […]

Marimekko

Marimekko Cafe at BOXPARK

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 at the moment…. should we eat, drink, or go to the mall? Eating won. We decided […]

Saray

The Ajman Saray

Since moving to Dubai, I’ve been introduced to the idea of a staycation. We decided on embark one of these staycations, visiting the Ajman Saray for a short break during Ramadan. In New Zealand, you would never really think of staying anywhere near your city for a day or two, or a long weekend. I […]

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