What travel has done for me (and what it can do for you)

Very suggestive wall-art, no? :-) So I've arrived back in England for my birthday to surprise my Mother and already there's something to moan about; the weather rather predictably! Despite it being the middle of May, it's honestly rained on both of the two days I've been back. Unless you've experienced extended time away, that might sound a little melodramatic and difficult for some of you to understand but b ...

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Hello and farewall from Dubai

It might come as quite a surprise to travellers and tourists alike to learn that Dubai is actually a city that backpackers DO visit and in many areas of the city, it's surprisingly affordable! Its central geographic location has always made it a popular stop-off point for holiday makers trying to reach Australia or the UK but these days, that practice has reached backpackers too. This makes Dubai a popular, convenient final dest ...

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Why I did (but didn't) enter Ferrari world and Yas Waterpark?

I wish that opening image was mine folks but my helicopter was unavailable for the day :--) So I write the first portion of the post almost entirely with three good friends back home in mind; Alex, Steve and Ben. I know that I'm going to have to put a half good case together here in explaining the post title to avoid a public roasting. Saying it was expensive just isn't going to cut this time although at £70 fo ...

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An introduction to Abu Dhabi - a United Arab Emirate

It's from here the capital but second most populous city of the seven emirates that I write to you. I did, however, actually fly in from Lebanon direct to Dubai and so it made sense for me to stay over in Dubz for a couple of days allowing me to try and form a plan for my remaining couple of weeks.  Speaking of Dubai, did you know that the first time you can admire the work and development that has gone into ma ...

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Must all good things come to an end?

Dear friends, Many of you will have travelled with me for the last one year, albeit not continuously. In fact, its because of your continued, deeply-appreciated support that I feel I should be completely upfront with you so when I say this month of May will be my last month of travel, I very sadly mean it :-( In honesty, the majority of the reasons are out of my control as ...

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