I have a confession, I genuinely thought I would absolutely hate Dubai the first time I went. This city seemed so artificial to me, every thing would be fake and tacky.
Now I have another confession, I actually enjoyed my time in Dubai! Yes everything is very artificial but it is a very impressive city. The architecture is pushed to the limit, the options for food are endless and you can, if you want, explore most authentic neighbourhoods like Deira to have a glimpse of how/where locals live.
Planning a trip to NYC soon? Make sure to swing by Eileen’s Special Cheesecake for a taste of one of the best cheesecakes in town. I am one of those weird people who doesn’t really like cheesecake (I know… I know…) but I loved the blueberry one!
New York City – 2012
The Vimy Memorial is one of the most impressive war memorial I have ever visited. The structure, the views, well worth a visit. It has been built to remember all Canadians who served their country during the First World War.
France – 2011
What can I say, I am a sucker for sunsets and South Africa makes it very difficult to take any bad picture of them.
South Africa – 2011
When going on a desert safari in Wadi Rum you will/should have the opprtunity to ride through the desert on camel. I highly recommend you try because 1) it’s surprisingly comfortable (well for women it is) and 2) you will feel like Lawrence of Arabia when entering this vast desert like a proper Bedouin.
Wadi Rum – 2012
A very rainy Monday here in London… June has been pretty bad here with only a couple of days of summer weather.
On a rainy day though I recommend having a walk in Brompton Cemetery. It is a beautiful place and the rain gives it a very mystical atmosphere.
London – 2011
Where to next? I am thinking Chicago or Mexico in the autumn and Japan next year.
Recife – 2013
Take me back to Scotland where the sea is grey and the landscapes ridiculously photogenic…
I have been back in London for 2 days, after 3 weeks away from the big city, and I am already craving for fresh air again.
Scotland – 2013
Don’t judge me but I hate aquariums! Probably something to do with the two suicidal goldfish I had when I was a kid. Pretty traumatic experience for a 3-years-old… Bob, Bill, I still miss you.
Don’t get me wrong though, I am always amazed by the beauty and grace of all the sea creatures and the mystical lighting of aquariums (great for pictures!). But still, I prefer all animals where they belong.
Dubai – 2014
There is something about the sea-side… My now-husband keeps saying that we should consider moving somewhere closer to the coast. Any suggestions of a vibrant city on a coast somewhere in Europe?
Cornwall – 2012