You're probably sensing a trend here : I'm NOT a vegetarian. If I even attempted Vegetariainism I'd be found dead in the roadside before 10am. If it's been alive? I will eat it, and enjoy it. Hence, Gaucho was all my Christmases come at once...
"The last time we went camping in the desert, my sister got bit on the bum by a Scorpion!!"
You know when you’re in the desert? And it’s hot, and arid, and camel-ridden? And all you can think is, “I really fancy a spot of skiing”? Well. Your wait is over.
For somebody so terrified of heights? I have the strangest urge to climb mountains and sky-scrapers. Even if I do tend to lose dignity and consciousness through utter fear before I'm anywhere near the top. I've put myself through the ordeal of The CN Tower, The Empire State Building, The Willis (once Sears) Tower, The Stratosphere... but … Continue reading How to see Iran without a Visa: The Burj Khalifa.
"What can you buy for 20p? A Freddo Bar? A cotton bud? A stick of celery? Bugger all. Well. Not in Dubai. Here, you can purchase a BOAT RIDE!"
"I'd forgotten what green is. I live on reclaimed desert - there's no greenery... no leaves... no vegetation... just sand and dust and concrete - So on arriving at The Jumeirah Golf Estates (the most verdant place in all of Dubai!) I had to ROLL in the grass.."
"When a friend first asked if I wanted to visit Lebanon Island on the weekend ... I thought it sounded a bit far for a day trip. Lebanon is over 3,000 nautical miles from Dubai... boasting a route plagued by Somali pirates, war-torn mess, and famine ... I WAS EXCITED, but it didn't sound like a leisurely Friday cruise - it sounded more like the sort of adventure Phileas Fogg would have if he'd 80 days to spare..."
I was beginning to miss mountains... Dubai is excessively flat, in a way that makes us Welsh people feel uncomfortable and stifled: a roadtrip to alpine Al Ain was well over-due. We planned to make it up Jabel Hafeet (one of the UAE's tallest peaks) but got side-tracked, like kittens by some shiny tinsel, when … Continue reading Every day’s an adventure.
"I'm far from the sixth pillar of Islam; sadly more Haram than Halal. There's not even a single spiritual fibre of my being... I get the giggles during yoga sessions and vegetarian sausages make me sad. But there's something undeniably magical about The Grand Mosque at Abu Dhabi..."
"Brunch couldn't work in the UK: People would be dead."