Ginger and Scotch: Where to Go For the Haberdashery Shops in Deira (Dubai)

Posted on the January 20th, 2018 under Expat Bloggers by

Head over to the Naif area in Deira, Dubai for a fun meander around the fabric, haberdashery and notions shops. Tiny little shops clustered along a few pedestrian alleyways selling ribbon, buttons, zippers, thread, tulle, and so much more can keep you ...

Fake Plastic Souks: A Little Bit Of Gas A Little Bit Of VAT

Posted on the January 11th, 2018 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)We got back off leave to the much-awaited introduction of Value Added Tax in the UAE. VAT is very much a fact of life in the UK, where it is charged at a charming 20%. The UAE's 5% pales in comparison but it remains that most u...

Fake Plastic Souks: Manama, Ajman And The ‘Dunes’ Stamps

Posted on the December 10th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Manama Post OfficeIn an odd quirk of philatelic history, several of the Trucial States (prior to the formation of the UAE) issued stamps in huge and incongruous editions. I say incongruous, because none of them had anything to do with the UAE. I have a...

Fake Plastic Souks: Leave And That…

Posted on the August 26th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)So I haven't posted in over a month. Sue me.We've been on leave.I hate flying, much as I love EK. A380s rock, the films were awful. Kindles rock more than A380s. Except in turbulence which we saw almost not at all. Heathrow suc...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...

Green Living in Dubai: Clean Energy Spotlight: Iceland’s Geothermal Energy and Thermal Pools

Posted on the October 22nd, 2016 under Green Living by

Once a poorest country in Europe now has one of the top living standards and all thanks to geothermal energy, this can be a short description of Iceland's geothermal energy story! Having located on both Iceland Hotspot and North Atlantic Ridge this is...

Green Living in Dubai: Clean Energy Spotlight: Iceland’s Geothermal Energy and Thermal Pools

Posted on the October 22nd, 2016 under Green Living by

Once a poorest country in Europe now has one of the top living standards and all thanks to geothermal energy, this can be a short description of Iceland's geothermal energy story! Having located on both Iceland Hotspot and North Atlantic Ridge this is...

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