Currently Browsing: December 2017

Oslo

Two Days in Oslo

Oslo, much like Iceland, felt like home. It is probably the city that feels the most like Wellington, my hometown in New Zealand. It’s small and manageable. It’s based on a harbour. It has fantastic food and drink. What it lacks in hills, it makes up for in neat shops, art galleries and cafés. And, like […]

Xmas

Where to Buy Christmas Decorations in Dubai

A few months ago, I was was looking for Christmas cards to send back to New Zealand with my mum when she visited. I couldn’t find a thing. In the end, we found Christmas cards, at all places, at Emirates Headquarters. Little did I know that a veritable sea of Christmas stuff would soon flood […]

Montenegro

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 five hours. Kotor is increasingly becoming a cruise ship haunt. However, few visitors to Dubrovnik realise just how close Kotor is, and how easy it is to visit one of the youngest countries […]

Dead Sea

Three Days in Jordan – Petra and the Dead Sea

Despite our tiredness from our lack of sleep the night before, we set off from the Dead Sea eager to see the ancient city of Petra. I had read online that the roads in Jordan were terrible, so wasn’t expecting a pleasant drive. However, our driver had done some research, and noticed that the Al-Tafilah […]

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Quick 8 Cafe and Restaurant Reviews

As I haven’t had much time to write lately, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of food and dining reviews to get through! Below are some quick thoughts on the places I have visited lately, most of which offer an Emirates Platinum discount. Check out my Quick 8 Cafe and Restaurant Reviews! Maison Mathis, Arabian […]

Christmas

2017 Christmas Gift Guide – For Him

Lastly, for the guys. Looking for something to buy that difficult to please male in Dubai? I’ve created this little Christmas Gift Guide for him to guide you in your gift purchasing! Those who are notoriously hard to buy for. There is no end to designer clothing here in Dubai, but if you are looking for […]

Dubrovnik

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 used Visit A City, we find the ‘action packed itinerary’ a little too slow-paced for my […]

Rome

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 a Rome layover this month. It left on Friday afternoon, and arrived back on Sunday morning. […]

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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 […]

Kids

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. You spend time curating content that disappears into the ether, and you are never quite sure […]

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