I just looked at my last blog entry and can’t believe it has been three months since the last one!  It seems I got distracted with the old fashioned idea of just living life rather than writing about it This blog started as a travel blog but has now morphed into a blog documenting life […]

It seems I have a penchant for religious festivals. Recent events in Dubai have reminded me of this eccentricity and to be honest I am wondering what is next! A recent chain of events started with my first “iftar” breaking of fast. I hadn’t actually fasted, but in Dubai that is no barrier to rolling […]

It occurred to me recently that I was entering my fifth month in Dubai and had yet to leave the city. This is highly unusual for me. I’m used to getting on a plane every couple of months. So I decided to book a trip to the neighbouring country Qatar. I was headed to the […]

Since arriving in Dubai in March, there have been two events looming. It so happens that they occur simultaneously. Summer and Ramadan. It was summer that I felt the most anxious about. This wasn’t helped by comments from long-term Dubai residents along the lines of “so how are you liking Dubai? You haven’t had a […]

I only discovered that I liked birds on my first trip to India. I was on a tour of Rajasthan and part of the itinerary included a visit to a bird park. Admittedly at first I wasn’t that enthused. I thought tiger spotting or sari shopping would be much more interesting. But after catching a […]

It’s now been three months since I arrived in Dubai.  I’ve enjoyed the experience immensely. I love this initial period of moving to a new city. Being able to explore the city with all the enthusiasm of a traveller, but with the knowledge that favourite spots can become regular haunts. Many people have been asking […]

It seemed like I had only just finalised the plan to move to Dubai when my Dad emailed me with his proposed dates to visit. He booked in for May 6-8. Not that he was coming all the way from Sydney for just two days. No, it so happened that Dubai was a convenient stop […]