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Gori

Visiting Gori, Georgia

While it is surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, Gori, Georgia isn’t much to look at. In fact, there isn’t much going for Gori at all. Despite a long history – first being mentioned in the sixth century – Gori is famous for one thing. It is the birthplace of Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili. You might […]

Berbere

Berberè Pizzeria, Bologna

If there was one thing we were going to eat while in Bologna, it was going to be pizza. We are not big pizza eaters. Avoiding carbs, it doesn’t sit too well in our stomachs. However, I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity for a well made Italian pizza. A fellow pilot had recommended Berberè […]

VAT

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. This is one way you can beat the VAT recently introduced to Dubai. Remember, hold on to your receipts, just in case. Alcohol and cigarette limits […]

WA

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 […]

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Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung at the Mall of the Emirates

When Matt and I visited Beijing earlier this year, we visited the famed Din Tai Fung in Beijing. After I returned to Dubai, I realised there was one at Mall of the Emirates! Before heading to the movies, some friends and I decided to visit Din Tai Fung Dubai for lunch. The first thing we noticed […]

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – For Her

And now, on to the ladies! I’ve tried to pick out a few different items here in a 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for her, that should cater to most tastes. A quick look on the websites featured should also reveal a host of other options for Christmas gifts, so do not hesitate to delve a […]

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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Hike New Zealand – The Parata Track

Since I’m back in New Zealand for six months, I’m going to make the best of it. This means going out for a hike in the middle of winter, even if my feet are slightly numb and I have to wear three layers of pants. The heat in Dubai appears to have made me a […]

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