#TravelThursday, Travel

South Africa a land of contrasts…..

Since my return to SA in 2010, I have started to view my home country in a different light . They say we often don’t realise the worth of something until its gone.   This statement proved true as during my time in the UK I clung onto everything that was South African from mementos to food items even things…

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Things you need to do before you Travel

Ok so I have my airline ticket ,Visa and itinerary and an idea of what I need to pack but is this it? Truthfully no, there is lots to do besides your actual packing before you head off to the airport. All flights be it local or international require some sort of preparation.Having a travel plan in place is essential insuring…

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#TravelThursday, Reviews

Let's Thai Abu Dhabi

My own experience of eating Thai Food has only been from a franchise type eatery in South Africa and a few places while in London. Thai Food is known for its fresh ingredients , coconut milk and subtle flavours. Nothing of what I had eaten previously could prepare me or my taste buds for this explosion of flavour. Sontaya is…

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A walk down Edgeware Road

I am mad about all things Arabic. From food,music to art and the language it all intrigues me. During my London days , I was first introduced to the Arab way and my education came from food. I was introduced to various Arabic Foods from different Arab countries  each with their own unique flavours and common dishes. All this was new…

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Food Glorious Food #InAbuDhabi

One of the most popular questions that I get asked when I travel is ” How was the food?” Coming from an Indian home where food and cooking is the heart of a home this is no surprise. On my recent trip to Abu Dhabi I was spoilt for choice. The breakfast buffet at the Shangri La hotel where I…

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Yas Island a must do in Abu Dhabi

Our day to Yas Island started pretty early that morning. With clear instructions to carry comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses ,sunblock and a swimming costume it was evident that this would be a jam packed day of Adventure. First stop was at the beautiful private Yas Beach. Yas Beach is a pay for beach with fantastic facilities and was a hive…

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Desert Adventures #InAbuDhabi

The Desert is a place of beauty and mystery. On my 1st day in Abu Dhabi we were whisked off on our Desert Adventure. We were picked up by our friendly driver in a 4×4 before we headed off into the sand dunes. The Arabian Nights Village, were our hosts that evening. Nothing could have prepared us for the evening…

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#TravelThursday, Personals, Reviews

The SpiceGoddess has landed

Last night I arrived home to Durban, South Africa from magical and mystical Abu Dhabi. From sand dunes to the 7 star hotels I experienced it all in amazing Abu Dhabi almost like a whirlwind wind weekend romance. Nothing prepares you for this Arabian experience that leaves you with a stuffed belly , a million memories and thousands of pictures.…

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