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Entries from September 2007

Driving in Dubai

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Driving in the Middle East is an unexpected panic attack waiting to happen.  No matter how cosmopolitan thcity is, the driving habits from the rest of the world have converged into one huge mess. There are roundabouts which are ignored, stop signs which are ignored, and u-turns which are made with great abandon.  My friend […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Dubai · Travel

A Bug’s Life.

September 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I have been feeling kind of crappy for the past year and thought since I was working in a medical clinic, why not see a doctor? Since I was acting as receptionist, I managed to put me in for an appointment with Dr. Corina Martinez, a lovely Spanish GP who has a fantastic personality. I […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Dubai · Travel

What happened to Sharon & Jacques?

September 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Where did we go? Ok we got sidetracked! After spending a fantastic week with Helene in Singapore, we suddenly hit some challenges in order to get out. Seems we could not book onward tickets from Singapore to Dubai for about two weeks because of Ramadan. All the flights were booked and we were stuck. Well […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Dubai · Singapore · Travel

Chinatown

September 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off

Every Chinatown I have been to anywhere in the world has had questionable sanitation standards.  The streets have been overflowing with stuff, there is often garbage at the curbside as well as on the sidewalks, and well, there are the smells.  That does not mean it is not interesting or engaging, just that it has […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Singapore · Travel

In the Jungle…

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

We hit the Night Safari this weekend and it was fantastic.  The most amazing animal exhibit I have seen outside of Africa.  The Night Safari is a zoo type experience that happens at night when the animals are at their most active.  There are kilometres of walking paths as well as a monorail that takes […]

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Tags: Blogroll · Singapore · Travel