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PORTRAITS BY DOCGELO

To say that living abroad and traveling provide me infinite opportunities to meet people from all walks of life, is an understatement. Indubitably, the benefits extend by becoming interactive, and eventually learning about a bit of their character, culture and identity. From random greetings to short conversation, encountering locals has never failed to promote making friends…

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IFTAR AT A LA TURCA, RIXOS THE PALM DUBAI

During the Holy month of Ramadan, our Muslim brothers and sisters break their fast when the sun goes down. Iftar, or literally defined, “to break the fast” is a feast traditionally shared with families or people gathering to break their fast together; usually celebrated either at homes or in hotels and restaurants that offer a…

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SHARJAH : WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CENTRO SHARJAH HOTEL

Early January 2016, I was generously invited by Centro Sharjah Hotel by Rotana to a 2-night-full-board staycation review that I am grateful for. Here are my top 5 reasons why you must stay in Centro Hotel whenever you’re in Sharjah. ACCESSIBILITY . If you’re traveling in or out of UAE via Sharjah International Airport, the…

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WHY STAY IN AL GHURAIR RAYHAAN HOTEL BY ROTANA WHEN IN DUBAI

aIn a cosmopolitan place where describing everything with superlatives is the norm, a highly recommended hotel in Dubai has to step it up a notch with unparalleled hospitality, impeccable service, remarkable facilities, yet pocket-friendly rates that even the most frugal tourist could consider. Dubai for the many, usually means the tallest building in the world,…

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DUBAI : THE SUM OF US

Coffee shops and restaurants are springing like mushrooms in Dubai and I’m not complaining. There’s always something fresh and exciting to sample, particularly for someone like me who considers himself a newbie in the emirates. For more than a year of stay in UAE, I have been to a few good ones and without a…

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#TRAVELMEMORIES x BEYOND TOXICITY

Grateful. Ecstatic. Overwhelmed. Excited. Hopeful. Despite my pineal gland is fighting a good battle with Insomnia, because I need to stay awake for my responsibilities as I work on perpetual night shifts in an Award-winning-International-medical-insurance-company based in Dubai with branches worldwide, I cannot put into a single word the mixed emotions I’m currently experiencing as…

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2014 : 3 COUNTRIES, 2 CONTINENTS, A THOUSAND MEMORIES

REBUILD. RESTART. RESOLVE. My 2014 officially started last 23rd February at terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, when I departed from Manila at lunch time to take risk, to try to rebuild and restart my life literally. Destination : Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I didn’t have travel plans at that moment. I honestly forgot that I’ll be going…

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OF WANDERLUST AND BUCKET LIST : FEW TRAVELS THROUGH THE YEARS.

HOW DID I FALL IN LOVE WITH TRAVELING? You will not understand it unless you also love traveling. Call me cynical, but I will bet my last dirham on my pocket that we’re not on the same page unless we have the same passion. More than two decades ago, I simply enjoyed going to tourist spots and…

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ORIGINAL WINGS & RINGS | DUBAI’S NEWEST TASTEFUL BITES

THE STORY It doesn’t happen on a weekly basis that I get to spend Monday afternoon with engaging stories, crunchiest onion rings, loud laughs, delightful burgers, thirst-quenching cocktails, interesting gyros, sublime desserts and best buffalo wings ever! THE CAST (from left to right) – Maria, Cleo, Xaviera, Ron and Jessica. They’re a bunch of young,…

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BOARDWALK, DUBAI CREEK MARINA | UNFORGETTABLE DINING EXPERIENCE

Dining without prejudice. That’s what I had in mind when I brought my appetite and my relatives from Deira to Boardwalk Dubai to sample their menu for lunch last weekend. I never entertained the unjust concept that such place is only for people who live in huge villas or tourists with plenty of pocket money…

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