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The Best Travel Reads

As you have probably seen from my previous book review posts, I have an interesting array of taste in books. I’ve looked online at various websites listing travel reads, and most of them don’t appeal to me. Nearly every list is the same! I guess I expected a bit more variety. Good travel writing has […]

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DUBAI LIFE

London

A day in London

I love London. It seems about as far from Dubai as you can get. Beautiful old buildings and architecture, quaint little shops, alleyways and side streets you can get lost on. My first escape from the desert, for my visa run, was to London. I enjoyed it thoroughly. If you have a day in London […]

FOOD AND DRINK

Galapagos

Guest Post: A Glimpse of the Galápagos Islands

Lets be honest – how many places are there on earth where you can wander amongst puzzled wildlife, who have no apparent fear of you? Welcome to the Galápagos Islands. I haven’t travelled to the island destination myself, but my sister and her husband visited the Galápagos Islands earlier this year and loved every second […]

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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 drive. There obviously was something in that hotel that was just a little bit special. We […]

Barcelona

Hotel Midmost, Barcelona

I wasn’t sold on travelling to Spain. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the idea, instead, it was difficult to pick with so many places to travel to. I’d read the news about tourists being unwelcome in Barcelona, and didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, our stay at Hotel Midmost turned out to be a […]

Saray

The Ajman Saray

Since moving to Dubai, I’ve been introduced to the idea of a staycation. We decided on embark one of these staycations, visiting the Ajman Saray for a short break during Ramadan. In New Zealand, you would never really think of staying anywhere near your city for a day or two, or a long weekend. I […]

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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 […]

Vienna

24 Hours in Vienna

To finish off 2017, all I wanted to do was to visit a Christmas market in Europe… namely, Vienna. The ones at the St. Regis in Dubai really didn’t cut it. To have some snow would have been the greatest Christmas gift, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers. Matt wasn’t even supposed to go to […]

Gear Iceland

What Gear to Take to 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 $600USD hiking boots that had obviously never seen the outdoors before. While we didn’t do any hardcore […]

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24 Hours in Bali

Bali had never been a place that held much appeal for me. When I was a teenager, it seemed like everyone was going there. To me, travelling to a place full of Australians and New Zealanders just didn’t feel that exotic. Add the 2002 Bali Bombings and the Schapelle Corby trial into the mix, and […]

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