a gelatissimo 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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happiness found.

What is happiness? Is it a delicious chocolate ice cream? Is it those shoes which you finally found on sale? Is it cuddling the cutest puppy or perhaps travelling to a beautiful destination? Well, if you are like me then “all of the above” checks the box, however this time, I literally found happiness .. in […]

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Art House Cafe

 Happy Saturday fellow readers! I have decided to add a new themed series of postcards to this blog, highlighting special places in the United Arab Emirates, which I have discovered, fallen in love with, and hope you will too. While most of these gems will be in Abu Dhabi (my home for the passed 5 […]

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Life is an adventure | Ras Al Khaimmah

“You’re finally on holiday, time to slip into the forgiving elastic waistband of your swimwear, lie back, order some fries from the poolside bar and not move from that position until the sun sets. Right?” – I look up from the magazine I’m reading and think: ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! My best friend recently visited the UAE on […]

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mother of the nation.

Today’s postcard is quite special as it features my experience at a brand new festival in Abu Dhabi called “Mother of the Nation” which takes place from 24th March – 2nd April.  If you live in Abu Dhabi, you will have noticed a display of colourful posters and a kaleidoscope of adverts throughout social media […]

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death defying acts.

The circus is in town! As a child, I have always been fascinated by the circus and enjoyed every single show I watched! From animal tricks to acrobatic stunts, I was in complete awe of the skill and perfection every performer executes. The older I got, I became more interested in the behind the scenes action […]

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love. food. festival.

There is no love sincerer, than the love of food – George Bernard Shaw I am a foodie. There is no exaggeration about that. My mum visited me last week to help out with my big move to the new apartment and conveniently during the weekend, Abu Dhabi put on the “Love Food Festival” at Mushrif Central […]

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guest post: tales of thailand

Good morning fellow readers! My close friend has recently returned from an incredible trip to Thailand and couldn’t wait to share her experience with me. Hearing all of the amazing things she has encountered in paradise, I thought it was a good idea for her to share the experience with you all. So here it […]

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the year of the red fire monkey.

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! The year of the Red Fire Monkey is predicted to bring a lot of financial change and creativity as the monkey is all about being innovative and creative. What I really love about this country is the acceptance, tolerance and celebration of all cultures. Abu Dhabi has put on an […]

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blue skies and frosting.

It is exactly two weeks since I returned back to Abu Dhabi, and what a whirlwind it has been! My new job literally has taken 99% of my life and time, and sadly I haven’t had any chance at all to catch up with friends and explore the new things which I missed out on since […]

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home is where the heart is.

Today’s postcard comes to you from Abu Dhabi, the land of glitter and gold! The past days have gone by in the blink of an eye and I still get goosebumps when I think of the journey I took, on that last day of 2015 … to where I am now. My family and I spent the most […]

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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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istanbul part 3: spontaneity is the essence of life

What happens when two women don’t pay attention in traffic? Well, usually chaos – however our mini chaos turned out to be an extremely enriching and exciting adventure. As usual, we started our day with a scrumptious Turkish breakfast and planned to spend the larger part of our day exploring Topkapi Palace; which according to […]

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istanbul part 2: sultanahmet district

Our second day started with the most beautiful sunshine, warmth and Turkish breakfast (which became our ritual for the next few days). We planned to visit the historical sights of Sultanahmet District which is a few tram stops away from our hotel. The tram system in Istanbul is highly commendable and extremely easy to use. It is […]

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istanbul: where the east meets the west

Today’s postcard is a flashback to a special trip taken earlier this year. My mum and I visited Istanbul in March to celebrate my birthday, and despite the chilly weather, we had an incredible time. Known as the magical meeting place between the East and West, Istanbul has been a traveler’s dream for centuries, and so I am […]

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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 city oasis: ada ciganlija

What I love about Belgrade is how diverse it is, catering to every type of interest all year long.  If you enjoy culture, history, shopping, gastronomy, sightseeing – Belgrade has it all! Tonight’s postcard however explores a calmer part of Belgrade, an oasis of recreation and relaxation. Located on a small peninsula in the centre of […]

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kosančić circle

Today’s postcard comes to you from, Kosančić Circle, a historical area located just a walk away from the Kalemegdan fortress and Sava river. Named after an epic hero who died fighting in Kosovo in 1389, this charming quarter holds deep historical importance to the development of Belgrade in the 19th century and is a favourite among […]

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ajvar: a jar of comfort

If you visit Belgrade during the autumn season, you will notice the smoky smell of roasted peppers which fills the air. Amidst the fallen leaves which create a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours over the city, that overpowering smell can only mean one thing: it’s ajvar season. Ajvar is a savoury relish made from roasted red peppers across […]

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tesla & pupin: masterminds who changed our world forever

What I love about the autumn season in Belgrade, is not only the beautiful shades and colours that transform the city, but also how inviting the museums are. A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited two fascinating exhibitions in Belgrade – one was about the life and work of Nikola Tesla and the […]

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