Katie at Tripbase has put together a fun, new blog challenge to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavour to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again. And how to do this? Details are over at Tripbase [...]
We’re just back from a cruise. The boat was Norwegian, yet we were just about the only “locals” on board. Sailing south along the calm Pacific, we went through the Panama Canal and back north along the much choppier waters of the Atlantic. Quite the experience. However, travelling with kids is not conducive to writing, [...]
After gazing at the destination board at Dubai’s terminal 2, Kish piqued my interest. Kish beach, photo by Emdadi In case you don’t know – I certainly didn’t – Kish is an island in Iran, easily accessible from Dubai. Not only does Kish Air and Queshm Air fly regularly and frequently, but there’s also a [...]
According to the Dubai Airport website, the renowned Dubai Duty Free covers 5 400 square metres of shopper’s paradise. Well, it’s certainly not located in Terminal 2. There’s only one shop in Terminal 2. A rather uninteresting one at that. That, and just a few cafeterias.
Apart from the world’s best hotel (Burj al-Arab), the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa) and artificial islands (The Palm Jumeirah and The World), Dubai is known for its fabulous shopping malls.
We fell in love with Basta Art Café instantly. In a courtyard of an old wind tower, Basta is in the Old Bastakiya quarter, close to Dubai Creek. There was even a cafe cat!
Favourite hotels of 2009 include Dubai, Hønefoss, London, Sardinia, Denmark, Sweden, Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Paris, Bahrain, Kuwait
I’m drawn to the desert. So much that I sometimes wonder whether I was meant to live in it. In one way, the desert is the complete opposite of the snow and ice of home – the temperature and the relationship with the sun. In another way, the landscapes are the same: forceful, sometimes brutal, and magically beautiful.