Lost Luggage!

Have you ever arrived somewhere without your luggage? We did recently in Colombo, Sri Lanka after a very tight connection in Dubai. However we were not too phased by this as the desk staff were extremely helpful and ‘promised’ its arrival a few hours later on the same day……………………………erm well it didn’t turn up and […]

Do you have a travel wish list?

  I don’t want to lecture anyone about having a list but was flicking through Lonely Planet Traveller  – One Planet 100 Experiences Guide (in association with British Airways) and it got me thinking about ‘bucket lists’ ‘the travel list’ ‘places I want to go list’ and realise that for many travel is not all about ticking countries or […]

When and where to walk in Dubai.

I’m a walker so I expect to be able to stretch my legs most days  ……….but in Dubai well its glossy, hot, indulgent and car city. The best time to walk has to be in the cooler winter months and early evening. The sun has gone down, the city is still busy I grant you […]

A Dubai Mall with a difference – Mercato

  Although many people visit Dubai for serious shopping others amongst us just want a less intense experience or just a dip into some air-conditioning.  The Mercato Shopping Mall is a delightful small retail area built in an Italian theme, it has a range of shops and eateries that you will recognise and an entrance plaza that […]

Dubai or not Dubai! 

Dubai or Dubai – that is the question! I equally loved and hated Dubai, Au contraire I hear you exclaim, how can that be? I had wanted to tick Dubai or at the very least the Mid East off my bucket list for some years and so our British Airways flight skittered across the desert […]