United Arab Emirates

Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide

Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide Dubai is not traditionally a backpacker favorite. Despite perceptions of being overpriced and obscenely flashy, though, I’ve come to find myself looking forward to infrequent passes through the Emirates for exactly one reason: the FOOD in Dubai. The wealth of cuisines available in the Emirates, from to home-style US and … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates – Best of May

Instagram Updates – Best of May Well, hello there. It has been quiet around here, hasn’t it? I’ve been off tramping across the dunes of Dubai and up the volcanoes of Indonesia for the last few months, and of course spending time glued to the computer for my desk job back here in Bishkek; but … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Best of March

Instagram Updates: Best of March I’ve been having a bit of computer trouble recently, in that my computer won’t charge at all and so I’ve got no way to access the hundreds and hundreds of shots I took in Dubai. I’m hoping to have it resolved soon but, luckily, I was able to edit and … Continue reading »

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Lost in the City of Shopping Malls – Dubai

Lost in the City of Shopping Malls – Dubai You want to know what is, at heart, the thing I find strangest about being a tourist in Dubai? There was this one time I took a guided tour of a mall. (By choice!) Dubai shopping malls are known across the globe for their unique interiors and … Continue reading »

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Travel Budget: United Arab Emirates

Travel Budget: United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates is, I think, a sort of infamously expensive place to spend time as a budget traveler. The city is built on conspicuous spending, only one hostel seems to exist in all of Dubai, and public transit is GREAT… as long as you want to hang out … Continue reading »

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Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque: Its pretty Sheikh!

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque Of all the ‘tourist sites’ in Abu Dhabi, the single most impressive is undoubtedly the ‘Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque’ just outside of town. Still bling and ostentatious, its true, the things that drive me nuts about the Emirates. At the same time, though, what seems absurd on a private … Continue reading »

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Dubai By Night

Dubai By Night For all that I have occasional qualms about Dubai, I have to admit that a lot of my misgivings seem to fade away once the sun goes down. What sometimes seems hasty and ahistorical by day takes on a new sheen by night in a sort of ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ move. … Continue reading »

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Dubai Yellow Boat Tour: A Quick Thrill Ride

Dubai Yellow Boat Tour Sometimes as I’ve been shooting as a photographer on all these guided tours, one of the things I go in expecting to be somewhat boring actually ends up being quite a good time. When I was reading the description for the Yellow Boat Thrill Ride with GetYourGuide, I sort of expected it to … Continue reading »

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