Monthly Archives: December 2010

24 hours in Alexandria

Having some off-time between Christmas and New Year’s we decided to visit friends who are living in Alexandria (that’s Virginia, not Egypt).  We braved airport security and booked a last-minute flight to Washington.  What follows is a recounting of our … Continue reading

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This is where we used to live

We landed in Toronto mid-afternoon after an early morning wake-up in Dubai, a 14 hour flight and short snooze on the plane.  Our strategy to combat the jet lag was to hit the ground running and stay awake until midnight.  Short stop at … Continue reading

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Expensive mis-steak

Some of the guys and I decided to have a men-only dinner and figured; what better place than an American-style steak house?  We chose Ruth’s Chris at the Monarch Hotel Dubai.  Imagine the setting: dark wood and leather everywhere, dim lighting, … Continue reading

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Teatro-licious

Late on Thursday I got a call from a friend to get together for girls only dinner and drinks.  We were fortunate to book the last available table at one of our favourite restaurants, Teatro at the Towers Rotana. The Space: Teatro … Continue reading

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Nasimi by day

Samer is away on a business trip and I’m flying solo for the long weekend in Dubai.  A very good friend called to treat me to a belated birthday pedicure followed by lunch.  Our location of choice was the Atlantis … Continue reading

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