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Book Review – The Luminaries – 4 1/2 stars

I carried this mammoth book with me to the Middle East on a 3 1/2 week work trip. Man Booker Prize winner, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, was too big … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 – Part Three

This is the final in a series of photo blog posts from a recent 3 1/2 trip to the Arabian Peninsula in Spring. The previous two posts are here and … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 – Part Two

Following on from my previous post, I present to you some photos of my recent wanderings around Bur Dubai and Deira in Dubai. This trip I enjoyed exploring the Dubai Coin … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 8 Comments

Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 – Part One

Normally I spend a lot of time carefully crafting a narrative to accompany my photos. This time I have already written my most interesting vignettes from my recent 3 1/2 … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 7 Comments

Reflections from the Middle East

My 3 1/2 week trip to the Middle East has drawn to an end. I spent time in 4 countries, did a lot of work, made many presentations, and met … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dubai Coffee Museum

While wandering around Al Fahidi in Bur Dubai I stumbled upon a new Coffee Museum in a beautiful traditional building. In the captivating and often amusing travel story: Northern Najd by … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 8 Comments

Exploring Bahrain

On the weekend I conquered my fear of driving outside of Australia (we drive on the left side of the road) and hired a car in Bahrain. It only cost 13 … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 3 Comments