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Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Imagine you’re just a quiet bloke. You live in the hills, just about as far away from civilization as you can manage. Your electricity trickles in on a single wire that hangs from a concrete pole that is currently being used as a butt-scratching device by the neighbourhood goat. Your […]

March 6, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces

Mountain of the sun – Jebel Shams

Mountain of the sun – Jebel Shams

Few words today. There’s a Champagne dinner tonight, the International Fine Food Festival today, and a magazine’s coming around to photograph all my Christmas recipes tomorrow. Did I mention my house is a mess? Anyway, here’s a few tempters to get you all excited about the Oman posts I’m about […]

November 2, 2012 ×

Destination Guides

When running hot water is a luxury I could live without – Wadi Rum

When running hot water is a luxury I could live without – Wadi Rum

I must confess, I’m a little five-star. I think living in Dubai has done it to me – the surreal world where even mall toilets are glossy and four-star hotels have l’Occitaine toiletries to steal from the bathrooms. My husband used to tease me about it, until I dragged him […]

May 14, 2012 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, culture vulture, Expat Ponderings

Arabesque – How Islam affects an Expat

Arabesque – How Islam affects an Expat

I posted towards the end of last year regarding what expats might miss or not miss when they move to the UAE. There’s another post I need to do – what I would miss about the UAE were I to move back. One of the things I will miss most, […]

February 7, 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 ×

Destination Guides

The Prize – Palio at Citta Della Pieve

The Prize – Palio at Citta Della Pieve

It’s hot. Parched, and yet dripping, I’m pent up like a pressure cooker. My children are whining, I have a headache, my husband has not been seen since he left us at the city gates to find somewhere to park the coach. Nobody here speaks my language, yet they chatter […]

October 30, 2011 ×

Destination Guides

Reflections on Five Lands – The Cinque Terre

Reflections on Five Lands – The Cinque Terre

I’ve just been scanning through my photographs of the Cinque Terre and trying to figure out what I should tell you about it. You see, my thoughts initially were that the Cinque Terra gets built so high, that when you get there, you are inevitably let down. I was going […]

October 15, 2011 ×