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Book Review – The Lost Heart of Asia

I picked up a 2nd hand copy of Colin Thubron‘s The Lost Heart of Asia (1994) after being attracted by it’s cover illustration and the glowing reviews that are listed … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 9 Comments

Postcard 10 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

I have now settled into my solo life in the Saudi Arabia. I desperately miss my husband and children but I am able to Skype with them daily and my … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

Postcard 9 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

After a lovely Friday in Bahrain, spent viewing a UNESCO listed archaeological site, and dining at two great restaurants in Manama, my colleague and I were unsure of how to … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Postcard 8 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

From Bahrain Fort, my colleague and I went to our hotel, the Ramada in Adliya. I chose it because it’s close to Adliya (an excellent district for dining and people watching), … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 7 Comments

Postcard 7 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

This weekend I travelled to Bahrain for a break from life in Saudi Arabia. I still dressed in trousers and long sleeved and loose tops out of respect for the … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 8 Comments

Postcard 6 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

If you haven’t been following this series of posts about my solo trip to the Saudi Arabia for business that has taken me away from my 2 young children and my husband, … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 10 Comments

Postcard 5 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

From the Bastakia Quarter I wandered over to Al Fahidi fort and then into Dubai Museum, which is hosted inside the fort. Al Fahidi Fort was built in several phases. The … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 10 Comments

Postcard 3 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

Last week I took my first trip to Kuwait. The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in August 1990, and then 7-month occupation of Kuwait by Iraq, brought that small country … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 11 Comments

Postcard 4 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

I have escaped from Saudi Arabia to Dubai for the weekend to revel in relative freedom. I spent over half an hour sorting through a bewildering array of hotels on … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 13 Comments

Postcard 2 from the Arab world – A female solo traveller

In one sentence, I’m in Saudi Arabia for work for 5 weeks, alone and if you haven’t already read my previous post, you can read it here. I don’t get to interact with … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 19 Comments