Beach

Beach, Beautiful places and spaces, travel thoughts

Trsteno – the bluest sea in the world

Trsteno – the bluest sea in the world

Trsteno. The word is missing vowels. The map is missing kilometers. I’ve finally reached the crest, and it’s much further to the beach than indicators appear to have indicated. My heart is beating as fast as the legs of the millions of crickets drumming, hidden in the spiny grasses, and […]

March 20, 2012 ×

Beach, Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Sorrento Ocean Beach

Sorrento Ocean Beach

You thought Sorrento in Italy was beautiful? This is where I am now (map), south of Melbourne, Australia – about a 24 hour flight from its namesake. It’s low tide, the air is 38 degrees, the water is 20. Short of words today – too much partying. Happy New Year […]

December 31, 2011 ×

Beach, croatia, Day tours, Montenegro, travel

The Black Mountain and playing the proverbial ‘tourist’

The Black Mountain and playing the proverbial ‘tourist’

Montenegro Up until 2006, I thought it was a deliciouly bitter herbal digestif – one of those drinks you drink when you think you can’t drink any more. It helps you find your second stomach – the one that has room for three more glasses of red wine and a […]

August 25, 2011 ×

Beach, restaurants, Sri Lanka, travel

Poetry in ocean

Poetry in ocean

On the New South Wales coast, a couple of hours south of Sydney, there is a deep blue bay by the name of Jervis. On the southern arm, nestled in a crooked wrist, between the retiree-infected Vincentia, the most chilled out army base in the world, and the breathtaking Jervis […]

March 29, 2011 ×

Bab al Shams, Beach, Burj Khalifa, Desert, Dubai, Dubai restaurants, karama, madinat Jumeirah, shopping, Traditional Dubai, travel, visitors

Dubai in 48 Hours

Dubai in 48 Hours

Two days – it’s not long. If you were in Paris, you would have enough time to visit the Eiffel Tower, Musee d’Orsay, and possibly Notre Dame, maybe with enough time for a little cafe au lait and croissant before jumping on the metro, and heading back to the airport. […]

March 12, 2011 ×

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 ×

Arabian Ranches, Beach, Desert, Dubai, House of Colour, Jumeirah Jane, rant, where to live

The spleen of the desert.

The spleen of the desert.

In what will prove to indicate the surreal la-de-da quality of my “housewife without work” life, this morning I attended a “House of Colour” morning in the Arabian Ranches. Now, you may be surprised that I am not going to discuss the morning – which incidentally was not a religious […]

November 28, 2010 ×

Beach, Beach Bar and Grill, daydreaming, Dubai, Friday Brunch, hotels, kids and dining, Lunch, One and Only, restaurants

Floating by the beach

Floating by the beach

I don’t think there is a more pleasant position than lying in grass in a mild tropical climate with a full belly and the sound of a warm breeze rustling through the palm leaves only just louder than the clinking of glasses in the near distance. I am trying to […]

November 13, 2010 ×