Sir Bani Yas Desert Island

Sir Bani Yas Desert Island

"The Kingdom of God is a people who transcend nationality, nations, races, religion, and even time itself" - Reverend Andrew Thompson

Vistas of the future – Phuket, Thailand

Vistas of the future – Phuket, Thailand

Planning a trip to Thailand? Be sure to visit its best and largest island, Phuket. Don’t just take it from me, most of the locals I’ve encountered agree. Personal discoveries are sometimes the most memorable but if you’re not one to leave your itinerary up to fate and serendipity, this post may help. A few top places [...]

Triple kissing in ancient Petra and Wadi Rum

Triple kissing in ancient Petra and Wadi Rum

Across the Jordan Rift Valley headed toward Petra on the final leg of our journey through Jordan. An ancient, scenic route through rugged wadis (Arabic for 'valley') and towering mountains. We drove into the night for approximately two to three hours from Aqaba. Navigating through the thick darkness reminded me of life, at times dark [...]

‘Yalla’ to Jordan!

‘Yalla’ to Jordan!

You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel, and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow [...]

A piece of Chitown’s soul

A piece of Chitown’s soul

Surround yourself with the beauty of plant life. It calms the mind and refreshes the soul. Personally, I love walks in the park … whether it's a relaxing one with a furry friend, an intimate picnic or fun gathering with family. I love how the wind moves through the leaves. I love how the sun's [...]

Wine-da-lust in Vrede en Lust!

Wine-da-lust in Vrede en Lust!

Cape Town are magnificent wine farms. There are dime a dozen in the Cape Winelands. Its superb wine tasting and artisanal cuisine coupled with gorgeous landscapes, rich history and century old architecture makes it swoon-worthy. Asking one to pick a favorite is like asking a mother to pick a favorite child.   After visiting the [...]

Rio de Janeiro, con amor xo

Rio de Janeiro, con amor xo

There’s an unforgettable Spanish Cocktail / Tapa Bar called ‘El Born’ on Rua Bolivar in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro that serves the most delicious tapas and sangrias ever ... riquisímas! Free falling from food cravings, memories and songs from Brasil … a country infused with African and Portuguese influences, festivals, Samba and religion. We enjoyed [...]

‘Seas’ the Day in Phuket!

‘Seas’ the Day in Phuket!

"People love escapism and there should be a place for it." – Tom Hiddleston How do you escape the humdrum of everyday life? Sometimes it's simply a good cup of tea and book for me; or vino tinto y musica; photography or unashamedly binge watching a Netflix series like ‘La Reina del Sur’, ‘Reign’ and ‘Outlander’. Then [...]

Tastes of Lebanon in Abu Dhabi!

Tastes of Lebanon in Abu Dhabi!

Let’s be honest! We all love food … “good” food that is! And with so many diverse cultures in the world, we’re spoiled for choice. Growing up, the concept of ‘breaking bread’ was central to our family connection and culture, each family gathering a gastronomic affair. Authentic Italian, French, Latin American, Cape Malay, Greek and [...]