The Middle East: Beyond the Burj Khalifa and brunches

Lately I have been sharing a lot of pictures on my Instagram, that have surprised people. Yes I have all my clothes on in them (haha!) but actually the pics aren’t really of me; they are of some surprising landscapes to be found here in the United Arab Emirates. For most expats that live here, […]

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Where to go when you find yourself in Bahrain?

Bahrain isn’t a country high on people’s destination list. Most people go to tick it off their country list or they find themselves there because of a long layover with Gulf Air or… for some particular reason other than tourism. I found myself in Bahrain last weekend in the exact same position- I was there […]

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Visting Dubai when you live in other Middle Eastern cities…

Dubai is like no other place on earth. I mean I’ve visited 34 countries in my life so far and I still haven’t found a place quite like it. In case you’re unaware, Dubai is known as the city of superlatives. It boasts the biggest, tallest, newest, most expensive, boldest and futuristic skyscrapers and developments in […]

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Abu Dhabi: UAE’s not so hidden gem!

As you may or may not know, schools in this part of the world generally close for 1-2 weeks in April for what is known as “spring break”. I was fortunate enough to be presented with the opportunity to spend 2 nights in Abu Dhabi during this time and I enjoyed it so much.   […]

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A reunion in bustling Bahrain

I’m back! Most bloggers would apologise for their absence at this point but I am really “sorry, not sorry”! I know I was missed because I received such beautiful, heartwarming comments from my readers wishing my husband and I a good time together. Oh and stats were booming while I was away too… thanks guys! […]

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48 hours in quaint Qatar

Actually, don’t let the title mislead you- there is nothing quaint about Doha, Qatar. Awe-inspiring architecture, an electric atmosphere and a thriving cultural context are just a few of the ways I can  describe Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Not many people know about this tiny country and as a result, it’s unspoiled… a […]

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Oman: A second sip

After exclusively driving, diving, climbing and swimming for the first two days of our Oman trip, we needed to reduce our mileage and explore the gorgeous city of Muscat. Bee and I thought about doing a city tour but then we realised we just couldn’t be bothered to socialise with anyone else (I know, we […]

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