The Joys of Being Home

The transition from traveling to the familiar daily routines of life sometimes take a bit longer than expected. My first two days back home felt surreal, but as the days passed, I slowly… Continue reading

A Walk in the Park

I love parks. Any park. I always feel welcome in its green embrace whenever the concrete and noise of urban life become too much. Wherever I travel, I always search out at least one park to visit. It is here that I can forget… Continue reading

Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain is a beautifully restored fort in which one can linger for a happy hour or two. I visited it during the week when it was almost deserted. A small group of Emirati students… Continue reading

Shopping in Dubai

If shopping is your vice, Dubai should be on your ‘to visit’ list. In this shopper’s paradise you can literally shop until you drop! I am not overly fond of shopping and shopping… Continue reading

The Prophet’s Birthday

This year on the 4th of February the birthday of the Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, is celebrated. As the Islamic calendar is lunar, the date varies from year to year. It is an official… Continue reading

Sunrise in Kalba

A new place-name entered our consciousness last week: Kalba. It is said to be one of the most beautiful places in the UAE, so naturally Michael and I were curious to explore the validity… Continue reading

An Oasis of Quiet

Visiting the National Museum in RAK is not a very exciting experience when one is simply focusing on the exhibits. Although artefacts that were discovered in the area are housed here, and as a result, capture… Continue reading

Chasing Rainbows

Rain in the United Arab Emirates is, needless to say, scarce. Even when the clouds look full of promise, or one is lucky enough to see lightning and hear thunder, it does not… Continue reading

Women of the Volvo Ocean Race

While doing research on the history of the Volvo Ocean Race I noticed the absence of any women participating in this year’s race. I started to wonder about women sailors and the role… Continue reading

A Glimpse of the Volvo Ocean Race

My husband’s love of boats have urged me to pay closer attention to what is happening in the world of sailing. The Volvo Ocean Race, held every 3 years, long ago captured my imagination, as it… Continue reading