Category Destinations

Purpose and meaning in life and the work we do

You know that question we all seem to get asked when we are little. “So, what would you like to be when you grow up?” I wanted to be three things when I grow up. (As one does). I wanted to be a Princess. Because they seemed to have a lifestyle that I would love. Having tea in the palace gardens, with a lady-in-waiting, wearing a beautiful gown and glass

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Blog series: Foodie Fridays

When I left Mauritius island (born and bred there) to go work and live in the Middle-East, cooking was as foreign as Arabic was to me. Even though my parents lovingly prepared home cooked meals day after day, their culinary skills weren’t passed on to me.  Of course, they never ceased to try to instill in me enough curiosity to prepare a meal. But I unfortunately did not see the

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The Spanish mosquito {Slow travel diaries}

Mosquitoes. In my life up to now, I’ve spent more time with mosquitoes than with my siblings. Now, before you think I’ve gone absolute nuts and writing about a mosquito, let me set the context. Growing up on a tropical island, where humidity made my straight Chinese hair super wavy naturally, mosquitoes used to have nightly feasts over my body. They became tougher as the years went by, slowly being

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8 lovely things to do in Sitges

I previously shared on this blog about the beautiful beach town of Sitges in Spain. Despite the small town serenity it provides, Sitges has much to offer by way of things to do. The best way to get around in Sitges is to walk. Here are my recommendations of lovely things to do in Sitges: 1. Stroll along Passeig Maritim Brimming with restaurants on the one side and beautiful sandy beaches

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Rosso: flavoursome Italian cuisine at Amwaj Rotana JBR, Dubai

While there are several highlights to my stay at Amwaj Rotana, I want to share my dining experience with you, dear readers. It was such a delightful evening we had at Rosso, the award-winning bar-restaurant at that hotel. I hope you’re reading this on a full stomach! Dining at Rosso We dined at Rosso on our first evening in Dubai. It was a very special moment – this being our first international

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A first-timer’s slow immersion travel guide to Sitges

A short ride from Barcelona, about 30kms south-west, lies Sitges, a small coastal town that’s well worth a visit. Also known as Spain’s Saint-Tropez, Sitges is a dynamic beach town yet unspoilt by mass tourism. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the ‘big city’ or a place to gather your thoughts into a novel or piece of art. At the same time,

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Pursuing the dream of a life of travels in spite of anxiety

Life with anxiety As a long-term anxiety sufferer, my life is riddled with irrational phobias, shaking tremors, sweaty palms and panic attacks. It is harrowing. Crippling. And destructive to a certain extent. Because of my anxiety, there are things I avoid, think I can’t do and this has not only impacted my life, but that of those around me. I sometimes miss out on incredible opportunities, like declining a job offer because travel

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Checking in at Amwaj Rotana Hotel JBR in Dubai – a wave of happiness

Dubai is one of those destinations that ranks highly on my travel list. Let’s be honest, it’s a city that never ceases to amaze the world. Who hasn’t heard that it is home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa? Or the man-made collection of islands in the shape of palm trees? And so, my partner and I were set for Dubai. Being in Dubai once again has

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Destination: Dubai – my return to the Middle-East

My first trip this year was in Dubai as a way to make my flight to Spain less strenuous. A stopover in Dubai? Yes, please. Dubai is the city where I first lived overseas more than a decade ago and a visit is long overdue! Upon booking my ticket to Spain with Emirates Airlines, I included a stopover to that amazing city. Did you know that you can enjoy a stopover experience in Dubai when flying

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Waking up on the first day of the year and setting intentions

I hope you are one of those people who feel immensely thankful to be alive when you open your eyes each morning. This makes even more sense upon waking up on the first day as the year begins. It is a precious moment indeed. That moment when you open your eyes, realize where you are and feel your heart beating. That moment when you can see, either timid sun rays or the

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