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)

Xi’an: The Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque 

The Muslim Quarter by night  After arriving at xi'an yesterday evening we headed to the Muslim quarter for dinner.  In the evening the Muslim quarter was absolutely rammed with vendors selling different foods than we'd seen throughout the rest of China. Steamed corn on the cob and sweet potatoes, stir fried new potatoes and deep … Continue reading Xi’an: The Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque