Currently Browsing: July 2017

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 […]

Hiroshima

A Day in Hiroshima

Actually, not even a day in Hiroshima. 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 resulted from the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima in August 1945. Despite that bomb being […]

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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Visiting Flanders Fields, Belgium

I recently visited Bruges for the weekend with my friend Anita, and I loved it. Bruges is a quaint little town – touristy, but not overrun with people, with excellent food, beautiful buildings and lots of charm. However, I didn’t go to Bruges just to visit the town. I went to visit the battlefields of […]

Brothaus

Brothaus Bakery at the Steigenberger Hotel

Before I wrote my spa review the other day, I had no idea that Platinum card holders now get a discount at the Brothaus Bakery-Bistro at the Steigenberger Hotel. This was news to me! Although Matt has been to the Backyard and Swim and Tonic, I’d never tried any of the bars or restaurants at the […]

Scamp

Scamp – for Pet Owners and Animal Lovers

I love kitties. I can’t have one, though. My husband is allergic. Keeping both a fluffy cat and an allergic husband in an apartment with no opening windows seems a little cruel. In saying that, you probably don’t want opening windows (or a balcony) 58 floors up! So owning a pet is not on the […]

Steigenberger

The Spa at the Steigenberger Hotel, Dubai

I remember the first time I saw the Steigenberger Hotel in Business Bay. Situated near a BlomBank and the Fakhruddin Building, I thought someone was making up funny sounding business names just to mess with me. Little did I know that the Steigenberger Hotel chain was founded in 1930. Its overarching company, Deutsche Hospitality, has […]

Florida

Three Days in Florida

Spending three days in Florida wasn’t quite what I expected. Actually, that isn’t fair. I didn’t see that much of Florida. I saw Fort Lauderdale and the Space Coast. My previous experience of the United States has been a mixed bag… I loved Hawaii and New York, and while Disneyland is lots of fun, LA […]

Moscow

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 more. Yes, there are definitely big, ugly apartment blocks. But there are also green public parks, […]

SummerBooks

Book Reviews – Summer Edition

I’m an avid reader. I believe voracious is the term. If I am into a book, I can polish it off in a day or two. The title of this blog is a bit of a misnomer, considering I’m not really working. But I have spent a lot of my time recently reading, and seem […]

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