Five Reasons to Make Bali Your Next Holiday Destination

Bali has long been on my travel radar, primarily because of its proximity to Australia. Mate, Bali is cheaper than many domestic holiday options for Aussies. But since moving to Doha, with Europe and South Asia on my door step, my travel-related attention has been elsewhere. This trip had been long-planned. When I say “planned”,…

Four Great Eid Staycation Options in Qatar

Not everyone has the luxury of being able to travel this Eid period. Work, family and life can get in the way. While I am fortunate to be able to travel this year (destination to be revealed soon!), I will still be adding a couple of days in Doha on at the end to ease…

Summer Loving – Nobu’s Seasonal Menu

You would have to be living under a rock to not know that all is not well in the GCC region right now. This isn’t a blog to discuss politics and the bullying antics of neighboring countries against a sovereign nation (oops…see what I did there?). But I can truly say it’s business as usual –…

Competition Time – Win a Nandos Ramadan Platter

Competition Time! This one is exclusively for my Facebook followers… My friends at  Nandos Qatar like to bring people together so they have given me TWO of their Ramadan platters to give away. And what a feast it is: One flame grilled peri peri chicken FOUR large sides FOUR soups and FOUR drinks. That’s enough…

Seven Essential Books for the Foodie and Traveler in All of Us

It’s a little known fact that I am a voracious reader. How, you might ask, do I fit this in with my regimented schedule of Netflix viewing and Lifetime movie watching? It’s tough, believe me, especially now the new Post-Trumpian House of Cards has dropped  (and seriously, it’s brutal – “I will NOT yield!”). I will always…

No Bulbul at this Street Food Restaurant

I’ve become a more cynical than usual of Doha’s dining scene of late. Too many new and mediocre burger joints, too much high praise for above average cuisine and frankly not enough fun. But when Erstwhile Wingwoman and my business guru Brooke suggested we check out BulBul Streetfood after an event one evening last week, I was…