Sandier Pastures

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Sandier Pastures
Desert living, Dubai style.
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  • Our trip to Japan, summer 2017 1 month ago It’s currently summer vacation for all of the kids in the UAE.  It’s actually over a month already since most of the schools have closed for the school year 2017. Since classes will start on September 10, that’s about 12 weeks long of holidays! When I planned where to take the kids in summer...
  • Sorry for the long hiatus. An update. 2 months ago I’ve lost track. I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the longest time in my ten years of blogging. Not writing anything for a month has been tougher than not eating chocolates for a month.  I expected it. I didn’t fully wanted it – semi-quitting blogging and all but it happened. I still...
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi 4 months ago We had a long weekend last week for the Islamic holiday, Isra wal miraj and we chose to spend it in more laid back Abu Dhabi. What is a visit to Abu Dhabi without checking out the grand mosque? We’ve visited so many times, taking friends and family visiting us in the UAE. I wrote […]
  • When the fear of travel creeps in 4 months ago Stockholm and Alexandria were on my mind and in my travel plans this year. By now, you must already know what happened lately to these two cities: a truck being driven into a crowded shopping street in Stockholm and there was a church bombing in Alexandria during a Palm Sunday mass at a Coptic...
  • How I got my Japanese family name 5 months ago I was doing the car registration renewal process a few days back when the Emirati guy behind the counter at Tasjeel chit chatted me while he holds my car registration card, “So you are Japanese? You have a Japanese family name and nationality but you look Filipino!” If I attempt to count this...

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  • Top 10 Reasons You Should Really Come to Dubai in Summer Expat Blog Awards 2013 Have you ever flipped through the glossy travel magazines and stopped at the page, “Dubai – the center of now” and think, why not? There’s a photo of the pristine, turquoise waters off Jumeirah beach, the unbroken blue skies, glorious sun....

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Ginger And Scotch
09:47 AM October 31, 2012

Grace's blog is an indispensable read for gaining insight on Dubai and its culture.

GA
14:40 PM November 02, 2012

I love reading Grace's blog, a true blogging professional I have learnt so much from her, lovely to see her here.

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