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dairy

Dairy Free Dubai

When living in a foreign country, it’s always hard dealing with a food intolerance. I was recently advised to cut dairy out of my diet, to see if my health would improve. While cutting dairy out didn’t really work for me – darn – I did manage to accumulate a list of  products that I thought […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

I really didn’t want to like Dubai Miracle Garden. The photos of it looked terrible. A friend had told me it would take 30 minutes max. But, admittedly, I really like gardens. There aren’t really any beautiful gardens here in Dubai. With Anna visiting, we decided we would embrace the tacky factor and head to […]

EVERYTHING ELSE

Dessert

Dessert at Al Bayt, The Palace, Downtown Dubai

I like to pretend that I have a world of knowledge about all the interesting places to eat and drink in Dubai. In reality, when some friends and I decided to go out for dessert this week, I just used google. A search for ‘dessert Downtown Dubai’ led me to Al Bayt, in the Palace […]

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Something I never thought I’d be interested in visiting… the salt mines! Wieliczka Salt Mine is a popular day trip from Krakow, Poland. Many trips to Auschwitz are, oddly, teamed up with a trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine. I booked a tour of both. If you’ve read my blog on visiting Auschwitz, you’ll know my […]

recycle

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 Juice Shop called Hola. Better yet, they have recycling bins – something that is often missing […]

Gourmet

Gourmet by KCal

Gourmet by Kcal is one of those hidden Dubai treasures. It’s tucked away down the side of the lobby of the Le Meridian Mina Seyahi, and it’s the sort of place you would wander right past, if you didn’t know it was there. However, it offers delicious, healthy food in a beautiful setting – overlooking […]

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