Archive for December, 2010

hippies, india, sunset, travel

Eat at Leo’s

Eat at Leo’s

At 6 pm on the 19th of December there was a dish of fragrant curry before me and I was at the crossroads. It looked good. At least six different vegetables I could see, as shiny and brightly colored as a bag of mixed buttons. They slouched inside a crisp […]

December 28, 2010 ×

Featured destination

Stop and proceed – a story of roads in India

Stop and proceed – a story of roads in India

I just passed a roadsign that reads “Stop and proceed”, and I wondered for a moment if it was one of those times where the literal translation has lost it’s true meaning and instead left the reader with words that signify something else entirely. But as I have now been […]

December 23, 2010 ×

cheap designer goods, Dubai, fake, genuine copy, handbags, karama, shopping

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

I don’t own this bag There is only one occasion in my life where I feel like Julia Roberts. It’s when I am surrounded by mirrors, I have my bewedged heels sinking in white plush carpet, my hand is rummaging in the depths of a handbag that is not mine, […]

December 16, 2010 ×

Eating up Dubai

Lunch with Khan

Lunch with Khan

  Filtered sunlight falls in diagonal steaks across the table before me. It doubles the number of hues I see in the mosaics, and isolates me in a little ring of sunlight – one of the few in the room. But I don’t feel alone. Fatima has just brought me […]

December 13, 2010 ×

Christmas, Dubai, hotels, incompetence, kids, rant, Sheraton

Crapmas

Crapmas

Enjoyment against all odds 1pm yesterday revealed a great disappointment. We had intended to attend the tree lighting at the Montgomerie (swanky golf club managed by swankier hotel chain The Address.) closer inspection to the website had revealed it was on the 11th, not on the 10th as I had […]

December 11, 2010 ×

Abu Dhabi, Beach, carpet, sunset, tranquil

Feel the Serenity

Feel the Serenity

Today I will be a woman of little words. Very hard for me, but I’m channeling tranquility. This is Photo Friday’s theme, and I’m pretty big on it, although find I don’t get enough – those pesky leprechauns that I bred are constantly making me mother them. This is Sa’ala’s […]

December 10, 2010 ×

Dubai, One and Only, restaurants, slow service, Stay by Yannick Alleno

Second and Almost

Second and Almost

We had dinner at the second One and Only resort in Dubai the other night. There has been one in the Mina Seyahi area if Dubai for a few years now, and you might have gathered that it’s one of my  favorite haunts. What I have christened Second and Almost […]

December 7, 2010 ×

Dubai, Mission Impossible 4, Satwa, shopping, Traditional Dubai

Mission Possible

Mission Possible

Yesterday I was flicking around other people’s blogs, and I found out about tnchick.com and the photohunt challenge. This week it is “Hard to Find”, and because my beloved photography course is finished, I decided that it was best to occupy myself with something productive or I might end up […]

December 1, 2010 ×