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A day in Montenegro

Much as our 24 hours in Dubrovnik wasn’t really 24 hours, our day in Montenegro would probably be better described as about three hours. Kotor is increasingly becoming a cruise ship haunt. However, few visitors to Dubrovnik realise just…

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24 Hours in Dubrovnik

I know what you are thinking. One day? Is that really enough? In case you haven’t noticed, I like a challenge. Everyone enjoys travelling in different ways, and my particular method is best described as frenetic. If you’ve ever…

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – for him

Lastly, for the guys. Those who are notoriously hard to buy for. There is no end to designer clothing here in Dubai, but if you are looking for something a little more personal or interesting, I’ve suggested some ideas…

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24 Hours in Rome

Since I started working, I’ve obviously had to cut back on my travel. Which is a shame, yes, but an inevitable result of having a job, and one that I can’t do much about. Luckily, Matt managed to snag…

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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 that should cater to most tastes. A quick look on the websites featured should also reveal a host of other options for Christmas…

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – for the kids

I’ve been missing in action a bit lately. Life, work and all sorts of other exciting activities have gotten in the way of me blogging. Blogging, by the way, is a terribly time-consuming (and not all that rewarding) hobby.…

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Gold on 27 at the Burj Al Arab

When deciding where to have High Tea in Dubai with mum, it really boiled down to two choices – the Burj Al Arab, or the Burj Khalifa. In the battle of the Burjs, it was Khalifa that won. You…

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How do I recycle in Dubai?

Last week, I visited the new La Mer development in Jumeirah. Have you been? It’s very cool, and has a lovely beachside area to relax at for free. Motomachi have opened a branch there, and there is a fabulous…

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Three days in Jordan – Amman

Jordan has been one my ‘bucket list’ destinations for a while now. I think I first decided I would like to visit in about 2009, but living in New Zealand, getting to Jordan proved to be impossible. Too expensive,…

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Product Round Up Two – The Copper Edition

Another product round up! This one covers a few more bases… things for him, her, the house and the kids!  I plan on doing a Christmas special soon, listing a few ideas for items that can be easily posted…

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What to wear in Iceland

  You would assume this would be logical. Iceland is a bit cold. You wear warm clothes. However, I saw some very interesting outfits there. Thin leggings as pants. Plastic ponchos. A girl in a tutu. Numerous people in…

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Cats of Croatia*

*and a few fellows from Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. I can’t resist taking photos of kitties. This post is basically an excuse for me to post pictures of kitties I have found over the last few months.…

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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…

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Driving the Golden Circle, Iceland

If you go to Iceland, you have to traverse the Golden Circle. It is one of those tourist routes that, while busy, is a must-do. It is around 300kms and takes a day to drive, if you don’t spend…