10 days in the UAE: What to do in Dubai (Part One)

I've just returned home from 10 days in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), starting off in Dubai and working my way across to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with my family. I was a little bit apprehensive on my flight from London Gatwick to Dubai as it's not my normal kind of holiday...I'm more of … Continue reading 10 days in the UAE: What to do in Dubai (Part One)

Living amongst the Monkeys in Ubud, Bali

We began our Bali adventures in the cultural heart of the country; Ubud. Ubud 1.5 hours after leaving Denpasar airport we arrived in Ubud just as the sun was setting. Although there are lots of taxis waiting at the airport, we'd prebooked a driver for 300,000 rupiah to make the start of our journey as easy … Continue reading Living amongst the Monkeys in Ubud, Bali

São Paulo: buskers, giant avocados and failed bloco’s 

We came to São Paulo after visiting Rio de Janeiro during carnival where the bar was set pretty high on Brazilian cities. Unfortunately by the time we left São Paulo a few days later we were pretty underwhelmed.  Arrival  We arrived fresh(ish) off of the overnight bus from paraty to São Paulo bus terminal at … Continue reading São Paulo: buskers, giant avocados and failed bloco’s