Ras al what????? Ras Al Khaimah. We call it RAK. Iraq? No, RAK. It's in the UAE. It's near Dubai. Ah, Dubai. What's it called again? Ras Al Khaimah. OK. Why do your parents live there? A pretty fair question, especially having lived life and mostly loved life in Dubai for over twenty years. Ras... Continue Reading →
My recent visit to Morocco unearthed a new obsession of photographing doors - here are some from Marrakech and Essaouira.
We arrived in a flurry. Due to thunderstorms we were delayed coming into Menara airport but thankfully not diverted to Casablanca. As the crew opened the landing doors on the plane you could smell wet tarmac from the rain, it was wonderful - earthy and warm. Our driver, Norton, met us and shortly we were... Continue Reading →
Since I've written many a post about travelling to and from Dubai and now that I'm no longer living there, I felt it was time to dole out some advice about the ever-changing cosmopolitan hub of the Gulf. There's no way I can fit the four amazing years I spent there into a single post. So for... Continue Reading →
Last week I took an impromptu trip down to Muscat again with some friends on a road trip. We stayed in a fab little villa, via AirBnB where we were greeted with warm hospitality by our hosts. With less than three days, and a lot of driving in between, our plan was to do the... Continue Reading →
By road, sea or plane, getting to Oman from the UAE is pretty easy. It’s a contradiction to it’s neighbouring country. Oman is much larger, much older and much more relaxed and whilst it has had its fair share of tourists over the years visiting Muscat, the Musandam. and most recently Salalah, it is still... Continue Reading →
Welcome! Welcome! - It would be fair to say that the 'favourite', if not the most used English word in Jordan is 'Welcome'. Whether it is the cab driver, shop keeper, check-out man or stranger on the street, from the moment you hand your passport to customs for your visa stamp, you are greeted with... Continue Reading →