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(Nearly) A Year in Dubai

In 2016, I visited Hiroshima. It is amazing that there is a modern city of Hiroshima at all, given what happened there during World War Two. I knew relatively little about the atomic bomb attack before my visit. When the bomb exploded over the city on August 6, 1944, people within a one mile radius […]

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 […]

Welly

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. It is not often that you sit down and distill exactly what it is that makes […]

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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. Going home was always the best option to me. I liked my bed and my things. I didn’t expect to like travel […]

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Thoughts of Home – Wellington, New Zealand

I’m scheduling this to post while I am on a flight from Dubai to Moscow. Flights always make think of home, so prior to my flight, I decided I would google promotional videos of Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve seen so many Dubai promotion videos since I’ve been here… I think I’ve nearly memorized the one […]

Limetree

Lime Tree Cafe

From an ex-pat perspective – what is the hardest thing about Ramadan in Dubai? The closure of Lime Tree Cafe (for lunchtime dining, at least!). Okay, it is open for delivery and after Iftar. But it’s not the same. I love their breakfasts, and miss them dearly. Lime Tree Cafe is a little slice of […]

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