Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Rise and Fail of Dubai?

There's a Chinese restaurant in the Marco Polo Hotel in Dubai. The name of the restaurant is Chopstix, and it proudly holds the Guinness...

An Omani Road Trip

Distance: 2,492 km     Duration: 58 hours     Vehicles destroyed: 0 All in all, having already been hit twice while driving during my...

The Worst Hostel in Slovakia

I bought a train ticket in Budapest, and by mid-afternoon was in western Slovakia. My luck finding decent (read cheap) accommodation hadn’t been great...

An Underrated Getaway

Stepping out of the airport into the steamy tropical heat, you may well be greeted by a very friendly man who, before you even...

Christmas in South Korea

Christmas had come once again and, as was tradition I told my wife it just didn't feel like Christmas. Once again she asked what exactly...

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