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Camp life

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Summer is well and truly here. Daylight comes far too early in the mornings and leaves much later in the evening; not complaining about this as it means quicker drying time for the laundry. The humidity is the worst though. Sooner or later, it would be unbearable to be outdoors even under the shade.

It’s an annual ritual for residents of the UAE, and the Middle East, to moan and complain and bitch about the summer. It’s fun, and quite exasperating at the same time esp for those who have been living here when Clinton was the president of the USA. And by Clinton, I meant the male version ;). No matter how many summers you have endured in the UAE, each time it comes it’s different.

So I am going to reminisce about clear blue skies, crisp cool air and count the days until they come again.
Jebel Hafeet
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Wordless Wednesday 2.2015

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magic lamp

TBT #5

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Throwback to our first trip up Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain. Kids, look at how tiny you were! NOt sure what Patrick was upset about, but he clearly was not amused.
The Weekend That Was

I miss our roadtrips. Looking forward to our next one in December – Tagaytay, here we come!

Rixos Bab Al Bahr Ras Al Khaimah

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We recently spent a weekend at the Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah. As far as I know, they are the first hotel chain in the UAE that offer all-inclusive packages. I got the deal through Groupon and even though it was Ramadan, it was business as usual: food and drinks were served throughout the day and the pool and other facilities were open as usual.
welcome to rixos

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Wordless Wednesday #26

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Long weekend

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This is what our weekend will look like:

Can’t wait! It’s the Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah.

Catch you all on the flipside. Be safe. And for those in the pit of hell that is the UAE, stay cool! Enjoy your weekend.

Stay-cation 2014

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Early in May, we went out of town, three emirates over, to spend the weekend at the Marjan Island Resort & Spa. Naturally, we used a discount voucher from Triperna/Cobone. It’s in Ras Al Khaimah, and the hotel is on a man-made island that juts out to the sea. The trip wasn’t that long so we arrived well ahead of check-in time. That probably explains why the rooms I requested were not ready. Result: we got upgraded to a premium suite! Yay! This is the lobby of the hotel. Neat, simple, lots of gold tones.
marjan lobby

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A Photographic Ode to Van Halen

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Go on, jump. Jump!

Yells he, the frizzy haired one. And why the heck not? Jumping is fun! Especially if it’s on freshly made, bouncy hotel beds. This is becoming a family tradition when we go on stay-cations. Let the jumping commence.
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