7 Things That Make it Hard to Leave Dubai

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Even if you’ve never visited or lived in Dubai, chances are that images of skyscrapers and luxurious living cross your mind at the mere mention of this desert city.

Personally, having lived here for nearly three years, I’ve found that it is more than that. Yes, it does epitomize excess and there’s no denying the stark contrasts in which the 2.8 million residents of the city live. However, I choose to see the beauty and what stands out to me is Continue reading

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First Posts, Nostalgia & Moroccan Adventures…

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The first post. Writer’s block’s best friend. Is this appropriate (subject matter)? Which direction to go; too heavy, too light. Sugar and spice and everything nice, or not so nice and a little salt. There are apps out there to the rescue according to Swoon Reads

I love, yet am slightly terrified of, technology, but I digress.

I’m in a nostalgic mood as I am sat here sipping my decaf espresso in a hotel room in Dubai, the city I live in and have come to love. Over the years, I have had the privilege of travelling to many parts of the world and observing different cultures. To me, travelling is like air. I live for it, becoming antsy when I feel I’ve stayed in one place for too long. I believe this is a consequence of my nomadic blood Continue reading