Believe it or not, I’m still the proprietor of this blog.
I haven’t quit, misplaced my muse, or simply done a runner…
though I did skip town 🙂
So things around my bedroom looked like this
because what better time to totally organize all your summer clothes and every single piece of jewelry you own than right before going away for 3 weeks?
(I’ll spare you the pics of my emptied & reorganized drawers as they won’t provide the same thrill factor for you as they did for me)
OK, maybe just one. It’s too exciting!
My thought process being I wanted to be totally & meticulously prepared for this trip as well as come home to a beautifully organized closet.
Everything sorted, grouped and instantly accessible.
My jewelry in the hotel room this morning.
Let’s move on, shall we?
We rendezvoused in Dubai.
A city of conundrums & contradictions.
Toys parked outside the Burj Khalifa/Armani Hotel
These old boats, a veritable kaleidoscope of patina and charm, dock directly across a busy road from the Spice Market where baskets of cinnamon bark, cardamom pods and nuggets of indigo jostle for precious space amongst teetering stacks of rayon ‘Pashminas’ and plastic Louis Vuitton umbrellas. In the distance, barely visible here (alas, another post) staggering skyscrapers from The Future are here now and battling for supremacy.
Indigo & rose hips
Lady hips & more modern shopping
As I said, conundrums & contradictions…
The Burj Khalifa-Armani Hotel (also in another post)
Next port of call; Colombo, Sri Lanka.
We flew right over Thiruvananthapuram.
I just wanted to say that 🙂
Lots more coming, including good travel & packing tips!
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