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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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Desert Safari Dubai: Into the Sands

Desert Safari Dubai When I realized that I’d be going TWICE to ‘Desert Safari’ experiences while I was in Dubai, I was initially a little less than enthusiastic. Especially given how cool some of the safari trips in Egypt were (i.e. top-speed on a quad bike through a gnarly stretch of desert outside of Hurghada), … Continue reading »

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An Abu Dhabi Tour: Emirate Al Emirates

Abu Dhabi Tour The Emirates (pretty much as a whole) isn’t exactly my thing. It feels all about ostentation ‘bling’ and spending and consumption and less about connecting with people and seeing much of local culture. My last trip through there started to change my attitude on this a little bit, thanks primarily to a … Continue reading »

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Cairo II: Egyptian Boogaloo

Guys, I don’t even know who I am anymore. I mean, I’ve been to Egypt twice this year. To the PYRAMIDS twice this year! And I still haven’t climbed any of them! I feel like I’m losing what was once an integral part of my identity! I mean, I think I’m still the same person … Continue reading »

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Hurghada City Center

Hurghada City Center The focus of my time in Hurghada was very much spending time out on Desert Safaris and Submarine Tours, but of course I spent a bit of time in the town itself as well. Most of what I’d head about the place before my arrival was along the lines of “a colony … Continue reading »

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