Friday Photo – Burj Al Arab

Thought I'd kick off my new feature, "Friday Photo", with a classic shot from Dubai. The Burj Al Arab, is, I think unofficially, the only 7 star hotel in the world! Even though it was completed over 15 years ago, it's still such a unique and iconic building. No matter where you see it from, …

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Book Blind Date

When I was a kid, I used to really enjoy choosing a new book to read. Books you were forced to read at school were generally a bit dull, stuff you would never chose yourself but you didn't really have a choice.  However, every year, during the school holidays when we went on our annual …

Only in “Straya”

Australia is a pretty unique country. Sure, it shares a lot of similarities with European countries, in particular with England, which you'd kind of expect, but I still think there are some things you see in Australia that are part of every day life there that you just don't see anywhere else. When we went …

Exploring (a tiny piece of) Western Australia 

View Full Size Travel Map at Travellerspoint Over the Easter holidays, or Spring Break, or whatever you call the last couple of weeks, we got out of Dubai, and headed back to Australia. However, instead of going "home" to Sydney, we flew in to Perth, to explore a little corner of Western Australia for the first …

An Award of all things!

My blog has been properly active for about 6 weeks, in which time I have got quite addicted to it! My wife however, often mocks my enthusiasm for my blog. She does not feel the pressure of having to write regular posts to keep my (30) adoring fans happy. Therefore, it was with much delight …

A slightly different side of Dubai

At the weekends in Dubai, it's very easy to spend your time moving from one shopping mall to another, from one cafe to the next, from a designer clothes shop to a frozen yoghurt parlour. This kind of thing happens even more in summer, when it's not really possible to go outside. So last weekend, making …

Beach Bum!

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Places." It might be because I grew up on the South Coast of England, and spent most of my long childhood summers at either East or West Wittering, that still today, the beach is my favourite place to be. I love everything about it. When you are …