Travel Pictures: Doing Dubai

Dubai is one of my favourite places to visit and though it’s a small city, there seems to be something new every time I go there.  Here are a few pictures from my most recent trip to this jewel of the desert.view from hyatt regency dubai

I love this picture.  It looks fake but it’s actually the view of Dubai from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai. Continue reading

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‘Round the world ticket (January 2015)

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Here are links to some great articles I found on the internet.  Enjoy!

10 tips to help you deal with the fear of flying.

Do you never know how to get a conversation going?  Here are 100 useful conversation-starting questions.

I love doing personality tests.  This fun one is different.  It asks questions mostly using images.  The results are pretty detailed too.

Pictures of beaches like the ones in this post are why I want to go to Greece so desperately.

Practical steps to take if you’re sick of comparing yourself to other people.

 

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Nail Art: Starfish

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Most times, when I use two different kinds of nail polish, I make sure that they contrast sharply but this time, I wanted to see what two cool-to-the-eye colours would look like.  I did design on the accent nail using nail tape and was fine with the result.  This nail art look doesn’t make my heart beat faster but it’s a break from the norm for me.

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Christmas in Dubai: Brunch at Burj Al Arab

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The view from Al Muntaha restaurant on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab

One of the most famous landmarks in Dubai is the Burj Al Arab, often described as the world’s only 7-star hotel.  Apparently, there isn’t really anything like a 7-star hotel, the ratings only go up to 5 but somehow, Burj Al Arab is often called a 7-star hotel.  That label may be apt though because the hotel is known for its opulence and extravagance and that opulence and extravagance is Continue reading

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Hotel review: Hyatt Regency Dubai

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A bedroom at the Hyatt Regency, Dubai

The Hyatt Regency Dubai is a large hotel in Deira, Dubai.  It has over 400 rooms and is a 15-minute or so drive from the airport.  The hotel is about 30 minutes by taxi from Dubai Mall (a very important measure for me when choosing a hotel in Dubai ;-) ) and is walking distance from the gold souk.  There’s also a metro station about 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

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Nail art: Dainty digits

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I did this nail art so long ago that I have no idea if I still have this nail polish :-)  Naturally, I don’t remember what it’s called.  I did this look using stickers that reminded me a bit of lace.  This was such an easy look to create.  Sometimes when nail art is too easy to do, I find it a bit boring which is why I hardly ever use stickers alone like I did here.  All the same, it’s a pretty sensible way to go if you want something different on your nails but don’t have an hour or two to dedicate to them.

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Things to do in Lagos: La Campagne Tropicana

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The beach at La Campagne Tropicana, Lagos

I love being at the beach and have made it my unofficial goal to go to as many beaches in Lagos as possible.  Over the Christmas holiday, I decided to go to La Campagne Tropicana which was described to me by one of the staff as a beach resort.  La Campagne is about an hour and a half’s drive from the Admiralty Circle Toll, the first toll plaza you come to when going to Lekki from Victoria Island.  Continue reading

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The most essential travel item

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Nail art: Pitch and pop

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One thing about my nail designs is that I tend to go for very bright or very dark colours.  In this case, I combined the two!  I like the contrast between the bright orange and the black.  This modern take on the classic French manicure was fairly easy to do.  All you need is a steady hand and you’re good to go.

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‘Round the world ticket (December 2014)

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Here are links to some great articles I found on the internet.  Enjoy!

In the USA, there’s an app that connects you to tow vehicles if your car breaks down.  Interesting.

How to become an astrologer – the route the AstroTwins took.

Tips on how to be happy at work.

I can’t say it enough.  I love E. Jean Carroll’s Agony Aunt column.  This person wanted to know if he should be honest about his um, colourful dating past and as usual, I love Auntie E’s response.

50 cities you must see before you die according to Huffington Post.

 

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