What is there to do at the weekend in the United Arab Emirates? Many people that come to visit the UAE often ask what there is to do other than go to the mall – especially in the summer months, when it’s too hot to be outside, camping, hiking, dune bashing, wadi bashing and so …Continue Reading…

Ras Al Khaimah Diving? Are you sure? You’re right, Ras Al Khaimah is not the first place that springs to mind when you talk about scuba diving – not when you have the East coast of the UAE, or better still, Musandam just up the coast. But dismiss it, and you’ll miss out on some …Continue Reading…

For a long time I’ve been wanting to go to Snake Canyon, to do the canyoning, but also to really do the Via Ferrata which is attaching yourself onto steel wires above the Wadi floor and going for a wander up the side of the Wadi walls and across the actual gaps in the earths …Continue Reading…

As happens a lot in Dubai, those guys that are married and with families, become WANKER’s for a month or two. Wife Away No Kids Eating Rubbish – Lenny’s beautiful wife Morwenna and baby boy Theo (my godson) are back in the UK for the summer which means that Lenny is indeed a WANKER and …Continue Reading…

This post is an amalgamation post, as we have been to Wadi Adventure twice since it opened and as the title suggests, it’s awesome. Only an hour or so up the road from Dubai, and you have a dedicated facility to cater to your water based adrenaline needs. The first trip up there, we literally …Continue Reading…

New Years Eve- The River Cafe on the River Torrens http://www.rivercafe.com.au/ – awesome seats on the deck, some pretty good food and constantly flowing bottles of wine – perfect way to end the year. Love the long sunsets in Oz, bit warm to start with but cooled into a beautiful evening. Some other friends had got a …Continue Reading…

The Barossa Valley – a must do, if you are in the area and are even remotely interested in wine. We managed to actually get 4 cellar doors in on this occasion, but considering the vast number of them, this was still a tiny tiny number. We managed to hit Turkey Flat, Penfolds, Wolf Blass …Continue Reading…

Our 1st visit to wine country saw us head to the Mclaren Vale. This is a region not to far away from where we were staying. We visited Paxtons first, they are a small winery, who are heavily into Biodynamic farming to make their wine. Makes them stand out from just about every other producer and also has yielded some very tasty results. It’s always a much better experience we learned, when the person you are talking to is passionate about their …Continue Reading…

Annalisa and Matt (sister and brother in law) moved to Australia in July 2011, just after my birthday. It’s something that Annalisa has been wanting to do for a long time and finally, after all the usual hold ups an hassles with visas (2 years) they were on there way. The day they left was …Continue Reading…

Gorge Walking! Friday of that week and 8 of us piled into cars and set of for Wales at some ungodly hour. Eds weekend had arrived! It was officially his stag do, but we were far from your ‘traditional’ stag party. First of all the first day would be spent dressed as morons, throwing ourselves …Continue Reading…