After our glorious five days at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort in the paradise that is the Maldives, we were ready to go back to reality (I mean we really have to, at some point). You know, see people around who aren't tourists in a small, secluded island, probably have some street food, get on … Continue reading Train ride in Sri Lanka, to the mountains!
I must admit, in my years of travel, I've never been so nervous about packing than when the time we were headed to the Maldives. Why? Because there is nothing in the island except for the resort - meaning, there are no grocery stores, malls or convenient stores or pharmacies (although there is an on-island … Continue reading What to pack? Maldives edition
As working parents, my husband and I juggle too many things at the same time so once a year, we hit that point where we tell ourselves we need to get off the rat wheel. We need time to decompress. With the kids. We decided not to travel far this time - a 12 hour … Continue reading Precious time in paradise
Island-living at its best, year round sunshine, warm water, water sports, top dive sites and a safe environment, Maldives has become a very popular travel destination now, more than ever. However, the reputation of being a honeymoon destination might put off families with children from going. Have you thought of visiting Maldives with your children? … Continue reading Maldives for kids
We had our fill of rural, laid back life in my husband's hometown in Japan last summer. Life there was simple: people tend their farms, grow vegetables and shops close before 9pm. My image of Japan as a place with lightning speed technology and ultra busy lifestyle changed when I first visited this quiet town. … Continue reading Experiencing farm life in Japan
Last updated January 13, 2008, 16:00, Gulf News: Monday, January 14, has been declared a holiday for public and private sectors in Dubai due to the closure of some main roads, bridges and tunnels. I would suppose this is because of the bad weather and scattered rain showers all over the city since Thursday last week. Dubai's … Continue reading a first: national holiday because of rain!