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Travel Diary | St. Petersburg

Every year, my family and I take a trip during summer to a new destination. This year’s quest for new discoveries and memories took us to St. Petersburg – a city, synonymous with ballet, Faberge eggs, matrushka dolls, caviar, and of course being the capital of Imperial Russia. The city was discovered in 1703 by […]

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Dubai | Fairmont The Palm

Last weekend, I was very lucky to enjoy a well needed staycation in Dubai. My friend made arrangements for me to stay at the ultra posh Fairmont The Palm, and unlike my usual Dubai trips  – this one was purely based on relaxation and “me” time. After a hectic few weeks at work, I felt […]

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Picture perfect spots in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is filled with incredible places, exciting dining destinations, nature and beautiful views. For 7 years I have called this beautiful city my home, and I can’t express how much I love exploring its charms. Pictures speak louder than words, so I’m delighted to share some of my favourite spots in the city for that […]

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Dubai | Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay

Located amidst the bustling Business Bay district of downtown Dubai, overlooking the Dubai Water Canal, is the Steigenberger Hotel. My family and I are quite familiar with the brand, having stay at their hotels in Germany, however we were excited to stay at this one during the festive period, being the first in the region. […]

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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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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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Al Ain | The Oasis City

One of my favourite places to break away from the bustling city life, is Al Ain, located just 1.5 hours drive from Abu Dhabi and called the “Oasis” or “Garden” City thanks to its lush greenery, ancient palm oases and fresh weather. “Al Ain” which means “The Spring“,  is the birthplace of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan […]

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Snapshot | A summer of ice cream

My family is addicted to ice cream. No matter where in the world we are, it is like a basic need to indulge in the creamy, tasty goodness, no matter the weather. This summer, we visited Florence, the birthplace of gelato, and I am sure you can imagine just how many different varieties we indulged […]

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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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Style | Summer Lookbook for City Breaks

One of my favourite things about summer season (apart from the guiltless gelato fiesta of course), is the fashion! From beach holidays with long flowing dresses, sun hats and floral bikinis, to city breaks with cute shorts, platforms and over-sized glasses… our options are endless! Recent trends have seen the return of several notable fashion […]

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Hello June!

With temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius at 8 a.m. in Abu Dhabi, I think its safe to say: SUMMER IS HERE! Despite the heat and humidity, this season is always a favourite of mine, and I love when the smell of sunscreen blends with hints of salty sea water transporting me back to my childhood holidays […]

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doha: a cultural snapshot

My first encouter of Doha was in 2010 when I boarded a transit flight on Qatar Airways from Istanbul to Abu Dhabi where I was about to start a new chapter in my life. Almost 7 years later, I found myself at the same airport, only with a different sparkle in my eyes. While my […]

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seychelles: discovering mahé.

I always knew that I wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday doing something different, memorable and amazing – and it was the perfect occasion to start ticking off my travel bucket list. Initially intended as an all-girls trip, destiny planned for me to take my first solo holiday to the Seychelles Islands and after a month […]

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skopje: a timeless city

Good morning readers! I hope you are cooling off the summer sun by indulging in a scrumptious ice cream, sipping refreshing cocktails, or lazing by a body of water. Today I am very happy to share with you a postcard about my incredible recent trip to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, which has been on […]

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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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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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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: 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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wiesbaden: history, shopping and wine!

My parents and I took a recent trip down memory lane to the charming city of Wiesbaden, located in Hessen, Germany.  For many years, Wiesbaden was the centre point for us while travelling home for the summer holidays, however we never spent too much time in tourism, as we did in shopping.  This trip however, was quite […]

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montenegro: beaches of the riviera

Sitting here in cold and rainy Europe has made me miss the beach days spent in Montenegro, so today’s postcard comes to you from the beaches of the Budva Riviera. Our first beach experience was at Jaz beach which is located a 10 minute drive away from Budva city centre. Passing through the winding roads you catch a glimpse […]

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