• 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 […]

  • Middle East
  • Kfarsghab: a land of milk and honey

    The first time I visited Lebanon, I made a vow to never return. Hindsight being the beautiful thing that it is, I can certainly see now why the circumstances surrounding that holiday (I was 18, single, travelling with Dad, and spoke as much Arabic as a Spanish goldfish) garnered “Oh, she’s here for a husband” attention. Alas, no suitor #putaringonit, and […]