Tag Archive: desert

Kolmanskop: Where Dreams Turned to Dust

“. . . there are soft boundaries between what is real and what is remembered, and each place in front of us is somewhere else too.”  –  Deb Wilenski  As I gaze towards… Continue reading

Sabkha Flats

The coastal landscape that stretches south of Abu Dhabi city along the coast is bleak and desolate. Sabkha flats, or salt plains, extend like ghostly fingers towards the Arabian Gulf. The water that seeps through the… Continue reading

In Search of Lakes

On the outskirts of Al Ain, next to the truck road to Abu Dhabi, lies a freshwater lake in the soft embrace of sand dunes. It is an unexpected sight to see so… Continue reading

Sand Between My Toes

Gene Fowler’s words “writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead“, felt particularly true for me over… Continue reading