• Middle East
  • So long, Dubai, and thanks for all the pens.

    Since moving back home to Sydney three months ago I’ve made three key learnings: That I will never, ever, acclimatise to weather below 20 degrees again. Ever. Toum breath is actually not an unacceptable thing to have after a lunch break. Consequently: I miss My Shawarma more than I ever thought possible. A couple of weeks ago I bumped into a former colleague who […]

  • Europe
  • How to see Bratislava in a day

    Like your ex, a supermarket roast chicken or a Sunday morning, Bratislava is cheap and easy. If you’re in the vicinity, you’d be crazy not to go spend a day wandering around Slovakia’s capital. Here’s your guide to doing it (Bratislava, I mean, geez). Get there: Train it From Vienna’s Central Station, it’s just a one-hour […]

  • Features
  • Diwali in Dubai

    It always comes as a surprise to visitors to Dubai that Indians actually make up the majority of the emirate’s expats. As such, celebrations like Diwali are celebrated with gusto. Diwali (or Deepavali) is the ‘Festival of Lights’, an ancient Hindu celebration that I’ve been told is “as big as Christmas.” I’m down with that. […]