Posts Categorized: India & Middle East

Dubai with Christine

“Amazing!” that's the one word that comes to mind when I think back on my visit to Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates, specifically Dubai, has been one bucket list destination I have longed to visit and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The UAE is a small country, only 83,600 square metres, and is home to ten million residents. Two million of those reside in Dubai. What shocked me the most as I learned more about the UAE is that only 11% of the population are Emirati Read More...

Turkey with Stephen

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey combines the history and culture of an ancient land with the development and progress of the modern world. Turkey offers both the excitement of its cities and archeological sites and the natural beauty of its colourful landscape. Read More...

Southern India & Maldives with Sally

India is the experience of a lifetime, combining beauty, hospitality, spirituality and festivity. We were there during the monsoon season so everything was very green and lush. Colour is everywhere with the children walking along the street in brightly coloured clothes, and the women in saris in a kaleidoscope of colours Read More...

India with Lisbet (Part 2)

Where do I start? Overwhelming is the best word. India challenges all senses; sights, sounds and smells and also some sensibilities. It was one of my most memorable trips with images and impressions that will stay with me for a long time. A visit to the Taj Mahal is a must for any trip to India. Our guide picked us up at the crack of dawn so we could view it in the early morning light, and it was magical. Read More...

India with Lisbet (Part 1)

After landing in Delhi in the middle of the night, which is when most of the international flights arrive, we spent the first couple of days visiting the usual landmarks, The Red Fort, Gandhi’s grave, the impressive government buildings etc. We also visited a large mosque and had a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of old Delhi. Read More...

Egypt with Stephen

14 days. A couple of days in Cairo at the beginning and end of the trip, a 6 day river cruise and a 3 day stay at a resort on the Red Sea. Egypt has captured the imagination of traveller since ancient times. It is a multi-layered history lesson with relics left by pharaohs, Greeks, Romans, Christians and Arabs alike Read More...

Egypt with Lisbet

Since I was a child I have dreamt of going to Egypt. I was not disappointed. There is so much history, and it is quite awe-inspiring to think you are walking in the steps of the pharaohs. Taking a cruise on the Nile is the perfect way to go as most of the sights are near the Nile. As you glide through the countryside you feel at times that not much has changed Read More...

Dubai with Vanora

This visit concluded my stretch of ‘home-coming’ trips. The Philippines & Switzerland did not disappoint - and Dubai was no exception. When compared to my childhood memories, however, Dubai was barely recognizable! Dubai has, to say the least, exploded into a mega city. Read More...