As if passport photos are not horrible enough

At the photo studio last night. Me: Passport size ID photo, please. Lady: Which passport? * Apparently, the size, focus, position of face and background color differs from country to country. Me: Japanese passport. Lady: (puzzled looks and studied me closely) You mean, visa? Japanese visa? Me: No, PASSPORT. Lady: Madam, passport and visa are … Continue reading As if passport photos are not horrible enough

On the Up: Moving to the UAE and What to Consider

People are flocking to the United Arab Emirates these days. With the subtropical climate,flashy lifestyle and all the travel opportunities a place like Dubai offers, it's hard to blame anyone for upping sticks and grabbing a piece of this for a few days. Dubai tourism has grown significantly in recent years and although the city … Continue reading On the Up: Moving to the UAE and What to Consider