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Fujairah: The best beach getaway in the UAE

Fujairah: The best beach getaway in the UAE

When I first moved to the UAE in 2017, people who were living here for a while kept saying that I MUST go to Fujairah. At the time, I didn’t think much of it but now that I finally got the chance to go, I…

Where to find a good Arabic breakfast in Dubai

Where to find a good Arabic breakfast in Dubai

If you have not had an Arabic breakfast then where have you been hiding? If you live in the Middle East or have been lucky enough to visit someone who lives here, chances are that you have been able to sample what is commonly called…

Visiting Oman’s sulphur springs (Al Ain Sahban)

Visiting Oman’s sulphur springs (Al Ain Sahban)

In an attempt to be spontaneous, Polar and I impulsively decided one evening that “this weekend we would go over the border to Oman”. I was both impressed and confounded by our ability to be spur-of-the-moment (this is a couple who plans their holidays 6…

An instagrammer’s guide to cafes in Dubai!

An instagrammer’s guide to cafes in Dubai!

Dubai is filled with gorgeous restaurants serving theatrical food that begs to be photographed… how on earth do you choose which one to go to? A search on the internet will point you towards many Instagram worthy restaurants but after I would visit these places,…

Valparaiso, Chile: Is it worth a few nights?

Valparaiso, Chile: Is it worth a few nights?

My time in Chile was supposed to be simply a layover but it turned into a visual art feast for the eyes. I couldn’t find a reasonably priced flight to take me from Buenos Aires to Lima, Peru without stopping in Chile first. If you’ve…

“You should do something about your hair”: The struggle of being desi & having curly hair

“You should do something about your hair”: The struggle of being desi & having curly hair

Before we go any further, let me show you what my 7am, natural hair looks like.  So yes I have exceptionally curly hair.  You may be thinking, “Wow that’s lovely hair. She is so lucky! So why is she claiming that there is a struggle…

Buenos Aires: Why this city took me by surprise

Buenos Aires: Why this city took me by surprise

The accommodation and excursions in this post have NOT been sponsored. For some reason (I can’t name why), everyone has heard of this city but no can actually name what its famous for. And truthfully I can see why; there are no huge attractions in…

The Racism of Teaching Abroad

The Racism of Teaching Abroad

I’ve debated for many YEARS about whether to write this post about racism of teaching abroad. Don’t think that this post was written lightly or with the intention of being clickbait. Even after it was written, I debated many times about whether to publish it.…

Visiting Saltos Del Monday: A day trip into Paraguay

Visiting Saltos Del Monday: A day trip into Paraguay

The transportation and activities mentioned in this post were NOT sponsored. When I started planning out my trip I knew that I wanted to go Iguazu Falls. And looking at the map made me realise how painfully close Paraguay also lay in relation to Brazil…

A panda visits Iguazu Falls (The Argentinian side)

A panda visits Iguazu Falls (The Argentinian side)

The flights, accommodation and activities mentioned in this Iguazu Falls post were NOT sponsored. Visiting the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls is one of those experiences that are guaranteed to give you a ‘WOW’ moment. I don’t mean its the “WOW’ moment when you finally…