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10 great ways to enjoy the Abu Dhabi winter

Abu Dhabi is enjoying it’s best weather at the moment, and for those of us living here – we truly know how to appreciate the short cool months we have, before the heatwave hits. It’s the best time to spend time outside, so here is a list of my favourite places and activities to enjoy […]

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REFLECTIONS | 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR AROUND THE WORLD! What a whirlwind 2018 has been, and just like the blink of an eye, the year is over. My start to 2019 was very peaceful after spending a quiet New Year’s Eve with my parents at home, enjoying delicious fresh seafood and watching the fireworks. How was yours? 2018 […]

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Abu Dhabi Summer | Survival tips

Abu Dhabi is known to have year round sunshine making it an ideal place for tourists and residents. However, with that sunshine, also comes a gruesome summer where temperatures rise to 50 degrees Celsius and humidity levels can reach up to 90%. Having lived in this country for 7 years, adapting to these conditions, has […]

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Getting a driving license in Abu Dhabi | Part 2

Soooooo Sunday was an epic day for me, I bought my first car! Trust me when I say this – every member in my family still cannot believe this to be true! I wanted to dedicate this post to sharing my experience after getting my license because I feel that not enough people are sharing […]

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Getting a driving license in Abu Dhabi | Part 1

Today is a historic day! At 31 years old, I have officially completed my driving school and am now a licensed driver! And I say that with the utmost pride, because I have absolutely NEVER had any interest nor intention to drive, not to mention: strong fear of the roads. I was always very comfortable […]

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Culture & History in Abu Dhabi

Did you know that Abu Dhabi is filled with cultural spots? The late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE knew the importance in which history and our past plays in our future, and very beautifully said: “He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and […]

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Hello 31!

Happy 31st birthday to me! My family and friends know how much I love to celebrate my birthday, so much that I make it a point of celebrating all month long! Growing up, my parents always threw amazing birthday parties for my brother and me, so I suppose that sentimental memory stuck with me all […]

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Exploring Abu Dhabi with Cyacle

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – John F Kennedy. Cycling has always been one of my favourite hobbies, and I can’t agree more with JFK’s quote above. While travelling the world, I love to rent a bike and explore the destination on wheels, with the wind in my hair. When […]

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Reflections | 2017

I can’t believe it is officially the last day of 2017 … where has the time gone!? As I reflect back on my life in the passed 12 months, I can only smile because I have achieved some incredible milestones despite the number of challenges that knocked on my door. I find that the older […]

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Christmas Around the World

Christmas is the most magical time of the year for my family and me. It is not only a time of reflection when Christ was born, but a time to recognize just how much of an impact that tiny baby has made in the world. I love to look back at traditions and appreciate how […]

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Christmas special | My top 10 favourite Christmas movies

Growing up, the festive season was very special for my brother and me, particularly when I moved to boarding school. During those Christmas breaks, we spent hours watching Christmas movies, attending festive events, and of course we couldn’t wait to open up our presents on that early Christmas morning! Sadly this year, my brother will […]

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Expat Life | What is it really like?

The dictionary defines an expatriate as “someone who lives outside of his/her native country” – which is the most basic definition possible. But once you get past that definition and really start to look into what an expat’s life is really like, you start to understand that there is so much more to it. My […]

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Festive Season in Abu Dhabi

By now everyone knows how much I love the festive season, as I am sure you have been bombarded with my posts and countdowns 🙂 But why is this season so special to me?  Growing up in Nigeria as an expat kid, the holiday season was always a very special time as a lot of […]

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National day in the UAE

Yesterday, the UAE celebrated 46 years of unity. How a country so young has managed to achieve much more than many old world countries is attributed not only to the world’s 7th largest oil reserve, but more importantly to the vision of its leaders. 46 years ago, Bedouin UAE was unified by a legendary man, […]

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My Bucket List | 50 before 50

Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller – Ibn Battuta This is one of my all time favourite quotes, which I only truly understood the real meaning of, a few years ago. Travel has always been in my blood, and from an early age, my parents dedicated every summer holiday to […]

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A gelato afternoon with Nonna

Everybody knows I adore ice cream. It’s no secret that where ever in the world I go, taking a break, means a visit to the “gelateria”.  There is something so emotionally satisfying with every scoop, it always connects me with my childhood. My friend Monica, made my dream come true when she invited me to […]

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live.laugh.love.

Happy New Year fellow readers! I hope that you have celebrated a fantastic ending to 2015, and welcomed the new year surrounded with loved ones and full of happiness! Looking back to 1st January 2015, I was surrounded by the love of my family and excited about what the new year would bring……well it turned […]

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the magic of winter

Having lived in Africa throughout our childhood, my brother and I never considered winter to be a magical season. Our festive holidays were spent tanning by the swimming pool – the furthest thing you can imagine from snow! It wasn’t until I moved to Switzerland for university, when I got my real first taste of winter. […]

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A Summer Adventure in Montenegro

Hello fellow readers! I realise that it has been one month since my last post so, I certainly hope the next few will make up for the silence! After a hot and steamy summer spent discovering Serbia and my quick getaway to Berlin – I ended the official summer season with my fabulous travel partner, […]

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new beginnings.

Every story has an ending, but in life, every ending is a new beginning. One week has passed by since I said goodbye to my sparkling life in Abu Dhabi and yet it feels like only yesterday. Having lived all over the world literally my entire life, one would think that goodbyes, closing chapters and farewells are […]

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