October 17, 2014

Road trip to Oman

Last week was Eid-al-Adha break and we had a week off so decided to drive from Dubai and explore Oman. We drove from Dubai to Hatta and across the border to Oman and from there down the coastline to Muscat. It was a decent drive as they are building a new highway, which is finished in places but even the road works seemed well organized and easy to get around. The drive took about 5.5 hours and traffic was very light.

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September 27, 2014

Dubai Life Three

Dubai is known for great food. I don’t think there is a single cuisine that we cannot get here. We are also lucky to have my brother here who is a top chef and been connected to various amazing restaurants here.
I am partial to those on the beach with good sunset views.

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September 20, 2014

Dubai Life Two

Dubai is a land of surprise and a place you can be on the beach for the morning, hit the ski slopes for lunch, haggle over a carpet in the old souk in the afternoon, and then dine in some of the top restaurants in the world for dinner.

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September 17, 2014

Dubai Life

The UAE is a relatively new country founded in 1971. Since then and the discovery of oil, it has grown from a sleepy, Bedouin region to one of the leading group of cities in the world. Dubai is known mostly for trade and tourism while Abu Dhabi is more about culture and education. Abu Dhabi leans toward being more family oriented and little tamer than Dubai and the other emirates are quieter still. We were lucky to live in Abu Dhabi from 2000-2003 before the malls came and I’m glad we knew it then. Today having lived in Dubai for the past two years, the differences and growth are intense but exciting to see.

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August 4, 2014

Staying in Hua Hin

Our favorite restaurant U-Saw-Mass across the street from the condos:

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We have had three holidays in Hua Hin and love the place. Aside from the fun things to do, we discovered wonderful places to stay. Our favorite is in John and Kay’s, Busaba Pool Villas. They have a couple of 2-bedroom condos in a unit called SeaCraze and we have stayed in both. This is located near to restaurants and the beach and is a fun, quieter side of Hua Hin (and the best beaches). The building has a HUGE pool and nice gym.

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We are a family of six with mom, four big boys and one little girl, all born in various locations around the world. Kate (mom) is from England and grew up around Europe before arriving in the US at age 17. Read more

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