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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

Trip: Portuguese Speaking Tours in Dubai

There are [11] stories from my trip: Portuguese Speaking Tours in Dubai


Feels like today...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Saturday, 22 Aug 2009 | Views [360]

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


If today was your last day...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | Views [947]

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 [520]

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 [467]

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 [535]

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 [952] | 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 [546]

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 [533]

  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 [594] | 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 [1030]

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 [1373] | 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