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During a trip to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, I brought Jana to Apo Island for a fun day at the beach and some snorkelling. However, when we arrived at the island, the marine sanctuary was closed due to earthquakes and typhoons that affected the area. They had to close it to let the coral reefs recover. [...]

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We transferred to a different location here in Dubai. I can’t recall how many times I’ve changed addresses, but we’re going to stay longer here since it’s on a contract. One of the things I like to do in this new building apartment is go to the rooftop and take photos of the Dubai skyline. [...]

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We were invited for dinner at Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie to try out their Weekly Specials and we were surprised that they reserved us a seat at the corner of their terrace to watch the Dubai Fountain Show. This was a special treat considering we had a clear view of the Burj Khalifa Lake below. [...]

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My, my. It's been a very long while since I updated this blog. Not sure if it has reached a year already or more. I haven't kept track. Please pardon the absence as my life outside my day job has been swamped with a lot of projects. To the point that I haven't done anything [...]

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I’ve been staying in Dubai for more than 2 years now and even if I haven’t been travelling outside as often, I usually spend my days off by touring other places in the UAE with my girlfriend. Sometimes when I don’t have much time, we tend to go out and grab a bite to taste [...]

indian cuisine

India is famed for some of the best street food in the world. Each city has its own unique character and tastes to offer. Any discerning foodie will appreciate the country’s range of culinary treats, from spicy to sweet. Street food can be seen everywhere in India, be it a market, a street or just [...]

musandam-oman

We went to Musandam for a day trip during my vacation leave. We wanted to take a break and head out of town, preferably somewhere we could swim. Instead of going to Abu Dhabi and check out Yas Island Theme Park, we decided to head to Oman and be with nature instead. Musandam Oman March [...]

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The desert safari adventure is a common tourist experience in Dubai. The city is built on the desert that's why this is one of the major things you can experience while exploring this part of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Desert Safari Adventure March 17, 2013 Desert Safari in Dubai We had an Entertainer Book [...]

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We got into the car after swimming in a natural pool in Wadi Al Qahfi (Wadi Khaffi). We were on our way to the Hatta Mountains which is what the tour is named after. According to Shahzad (our guide), Hatta is still part of Dubai; but we still have to pass through Oman borders as [...]

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One of the surprising adventures I've experienced in Dubai is the Hatta Mountain Safari tour. We kept postponing this trip due to the (un)availability of our schedules. I was still new at the office and given that I only have one day off, it's a challenge to find a perfect day to pursue this trip. [...]

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I had the opportunity to try out one of the treatments offered by The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall called “Arabian Gold Ritual”. This is one of the full body treatment offerings that they launched and consists of a body scrub, body and face mask, and body and face massage. I seldom go to [...]

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Call time was 8:30am and I felt sleepy as I was in the closing shift the previous day. We went to our meeting point near Al Fahidi Metro Station so we could begin our Hatta Mountain Safari tour. The first activity was seeing the desert sand dunes of Lahbab, Sharjah City. I was informed that [...]

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We went to Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie as it was the week where their guest chef, Chef Sebastian Torres, visited Dubai to showcase his special French dishes. This was our second time in this Dubai mall restaurant, the first time was when we had the Lazy Breakfast All-Day that they offered every weekend. They reserved [...]

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We went to Madeleine Cafe & Boulangerie in The Dubai Mall one Saturday afternoon to try their All Day Lazy Breakfast offer which is a selection of their popular menu items. This restaurant is located at the Ground Level (Fashion Avenue) of The Dubai Mall and it offers an ambience of a Parisienne sidewalk café. [...]