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Viola is out there... Somewhere nce upon a time, in a land not so far away, existed a violist who loved languages and wanted to travel. A lot. When I say a lot it REALLY means a LOT. So, she left the country a couple of times. Her last stopover is Dubai and soon she will fly away... ag

Solo Travel x Group Travel: A comparative study

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 30 Jul 2016 | Views [517]

  Whenever I chose to go adventuring in my early years, I have always ended up going solo. Mostly due to the careful planning involved, lack of people interested in going the same route I chose, or simply because people were unwilling to compromise ... Read more >

Tags: group travel, on the road, planning, solo travel

How to plan your trip

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | Views [536]

Travelling is all about planning. First you decide where to go, what you want to see and when you want to go. Visiting one place in summer is entirely different of visiting it in winter. There are difficulties you might have not imagined you have ... Read more >

Tags: how to choose an itinerary, planning, preparation, schedule, travel smart

Feels like today...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Saturday, 22 Aug 2009 | Views [466]

I'm right now on a countdown to my departure of Dubai. It is amazing how a year flew by so fast, and, once the decision to leave everyone and everything here behind was made, how the pressure and uncertainty that was my constant companion on the last ... Read more >

Tags: homesick, return, saudade

To adventuring... Cairin style

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [574]

It was everything done on a rush on my trip to Scotland. I knew I would have only one week as holiday in August to celebrate my birthday, however the agonizing decision of where to go was postponed until the last minute. My delay almost cost me the ... Read more >

Tags: birmingham, on the road, united kingdom

If today was your last day...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | Views [1016]

Given the fickle nature of life, I had been away from internet life and blogging for a while. Some days the inspiration to pour out my frustrations would bother me however that would not be enough to make me leave my small sanctuary near the sharjah ... Read more >

Sand, sun and skies

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | Views [596]

Nothing compares to the sunsets on the desert. The amazing pallet of colors reflected on the sand create a miriad of earthy tones that stretch for miles. I took some time from the blog, as life has a way to interrupting any on line expectation to write.... Read more >

Tags: sunsets

how to save a life

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Views [541]

Step one you say we need to talk He walks you say sit down it's just a talk He smiles politely back at you You stare politely right on through Some sort of window to your right As he goes left and you stay right Between the lines of fear and blame ... Read more >

Bridget jones attack again....

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Saturday, 2 Aug 2008 | Views [606]

It was on my early cellebration of my 28th year of being single that I was accosted again by a drunken English chap from Liverpool. After being delighted with sinfull pork ribs with barbecue sauce potato wedges we were approached from "ein Typ"... Read more >

License to..... Dance?!?!?!

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | Views [1055] | Comments [1]

One movie that I still remember from late eighties was Licence to Kill, where Timothy Dalton once more became the glorious James Bond and slept around and shot a lot the enemies of the Crown, the Queen (God save the Queen!), and the MI6. Yep, I was ... Read more >

Tags: dance, dubai, music

Have you had a date yet?

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [622]

A traditional coffee in Arabic Culture would never be complete without dates. You can see date palm trees on every single road where green has been artificially planted. You may say that, before tourism and pharaonic architecture, dates trees and ... Read more >

Tags: arabic coffee, dates, dubai

To adventuring under the stars

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | Views [612]

  Dunne Dinner was by far the most interesting safari I’ve been so far. It was much more comfortable than travelling by buggy in Genipabu Dunes in Natal, where the sun and sand hit your face and you could stretch your hand and touch the waves on ... Read more >

Tags: desert safari, dubai

Blue skies Blues

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Views [689] | Comments [1]

I remember looking outside my bedroom window back home, watching the rain pouring down from the skies and clogging all arteries of the city. Once the downpour stopped, the skies would open up, the water would give lots of trouble to all commuters trying ... Read more >

Tags: blue, dubai

East Coast Tour

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Views [1150]

The mountains towards the East Coast remind me of desolate landscape of Cape Verde isle of Sao Vicente. The colored hues of red, ocre, and black covered miles of stone and rock on dramatic heights. A silent witness of the fury of Nature, capable ... Read more >

Tags: oman, ras al kaima, sharjah

New beginnings under the sun

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | Views [1498] | Comments [2]

Change is always difficult. It takes courage and a healthy dose of insanity to move out of the security of your family nest and fly away. Dubai is something different from anything I've ever seen in my very short but travelled life. Here nature has ... Read more >

Tags: dubai, travel, weather

Back home... or home is where the heart is?

BRAZIL | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Views [621]

It was good to see again friends and people who, even though there are no blood connections between us, I truly consider them part of the family. Moira with her neverending joy for life. Didi for her lovely smile and adorable British accent. Florie ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Finally the sun shines! In Madrid

SPAIN | Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | Views [603] | Comments [2]

Elli brought me early in the morning to the Zurich train station, and I took the short trip to the Zurich Flughafen. After having to pay extra again (never without my books) I ran through immigration and boarded the plane for Madrid. Time was gray and ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Abenteurleben mit Elli in Beatenberg

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | Views [804]

After a lovely weekend with Elli and Brigit in Zurich, we packed our things and went camping. Elli had this lovely idea of going to Berner Oberland so I could see die Berg, die Kuhe und so weiter. Uhm... Camping... in June. cool! Weather Forecast:... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Back to Germany

GERMANY | Sunday, 27 May 2007 | Views [533]

After two years, here I am in Germany again. Much is different in Heuer-Berg household, but it seems that the change were for better. Constantin is in a Knabenchoir in internat like school, Christa rented the upper floor, Sophia is... well, sophia. No ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Tours times

FRANCE | Thursday, 24 May 2007 | Views [711] | Comments [1]

France and tours were a surprise to me. After passing through the checkin of Ryanair without paying any extra - the lady in the counter was  Portuguese, so I think she had pity of me - I arrived for a surprinsingly sunny and warm ville de Tours.  I ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

J´aime le France

FRANCE | Thursday, 24 May 2007 | Views [552]

J´ai decide que je doit étudier Francaise quand je suis retorné pour Brésil. Je puis comprenez trés bien, mais je ne puisse pas parle. Basically, in three sentences all my knowledge in French is over. I think if i stayed more months I could better ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

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