Losing the Battle Against Adulthood

Do you ever find yourself wondering when you became an adult? According to the law that happens when you turn 18 or 21, but it’s not like a switch suddenly flips in your… Continue reading

Can You Pass as an Honorary Filipino?

While most countries export goods, the biggest export from the Philippines seems to be people. There are Filipino communities all over the world, small in some places and large in others. And thanks… Continue reading

The Adventures of a First Time Solo Traveller

Despite being a semi-avid traveller, my solo travel experience did not extend much beyond getting on planes and being in transit at airports. The idea of going to a new country where I… Continue reading

Airport Taxis: The Most Taxing Aspect of Travel

One of the nice things about Dubai Airport is that both terminal 1 and 3 are accessible via metro. One of the not nice things is that I somehow always end up returning… Continue reading

You Know You Live in Dubai When…

You associate Friday brunch with drunken British expats rather than eggs and toast The cost of petrol is less than the cost of using the metro You see more cranes than trees You… Continue reading

There is a Place Where Crazy People Gather

Lately there’s been something missing from my life. It has actually been weeks since I’ve had a conversation that has left me completely exasperated. Sure there have been ridiculous emails and comments, but… Continue reading

Common Job Interview Questions in Dubai

Dubai, home to many nationalities, is also home to companies with equally diverse management styles. Some are undoubtedly more professional than others. Here are a few common interview questions you can expect from organisations… Continue reading

Selfies: Fad or A New Kind of Normal?

Selfies have become so popular even my mother knows what they are. And before you jump to any conclusions about her knowledge of pop culture I would like to point out that she… Continue reading

Airline Travel Now Vs Airline Travel 20 years ago

Bookings 20 years ago: Travel agents felt it was more important to discuss lunch plans with other staff than flight prices with you Now: Travel agents look crestfallen when you tell them you… Continue reading

The European Travel Diaries

Despite being an avid traveller, it had been 14 years since I last visited Europe. Unless of course you count the hours I’d spent in Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol airports, impatiently… Continue reading

Top 10 Causes of Headaches

1. Telecom providers who assure you the problem will be fixed within 24 hours despite you having pointed out that they have been saying this to you for 2 weeks 2. Motorists who… Continue reading

You Know You Need a Vacation When…

1. The furthermost you’ve been from home all year was the last stop on the metro line 2. The last time you actually unzipped your suitcase was when you turned your house upside down… Continue reading