Hi there! Here with something a little different… but time sensitive. Do you have kids 11+ years old? Do you know an educator or teacher who does? Are you interested in documentary filmmaking, conservation or the work of eco rangers. If so, I’ve got something you may find interesting. 22nd April – 10AM EDT –Continue reading “A live kid-friendly online Earth Day event”
Summary: Checked-in, got settled and caught up with everyone on Whatsapp! I arrived in Toronto, chauffeured to my hotel in Markham and checked in to the Hilton Suites Markham, keeping a lot of distance between me and the staff. I will do everything possible to ensure I am not the cause of anyone contracting Coronavirus,Continue reading “Day 1: Self isolation in Toronto”
A chauffeur to the airport, business class lounge and an Emirates business trip to Toronto. Now that’s the right way to leave Dubai! Attempt #1 was a bit weird. 30 years in Dubai, a life of being Emirates staff and I ended up leaving through Sharjah on Air Arabia? No, that wouldn’t do. I’m happyContinue reading “Leaving Dubai, take deux!”
For reasons you all can guess, I’m off to Canada! Leaving tonight on Emirates and keeping my fingers crossed both the flight and the border will stay open as planned. Two days in Toronto, a drive down to London and then self impriso… sorry… isolation.
Current location: Dubai, UAE The New Zealand government has begun deporting tourists who did not have sufficient self isolation plans. Despite the campervan company confirming their vehicles can be used for self isolation and that I think my plans would suffice, I don’t have to risk the long term consequences deportation would bring, and soContinue reading “NZ plans cancelled, stay in Dubai or head back to Canada?”
[13 Mar 2020 edit] When I saw New Zealand’s announcement I decided to move fast. Now enroute to Dubai. After a lot of consideration about Coronavirus and the travel restrictions now being placed on travellers, I’ve decided to accelerate my plans to travel to New Zealand. I don’t take this decision lightly, there’s a lotContinue reading “India shuts downs tourism, so on to New Zealand?”
As of tomorrow, all traveller visas issued to India have been cancelled and no more will be issued until April 15th. I was expecting some travel restrictions but this one caught me off guard. India’s doesn’t impact me directly, I’m already here, but it does mean that absolutely no foreigners will be allowed in toContinue reading “The Coronavirus and how it impacts noplan”
Rebuild my life in the country I want in a way that prioritizes health, family and spirit first then financial goals. But first… let’s have some fun!
Nothing quite prepares you for that moment you say goodbye and turn to walk away from that friend or family member. They’re returning to the world you know, you’re walking in the other direction. I wonder if it’s different with a partner in crime. You both choose that initial place to travel to and leapContinue reading “A step into the unknown”
In leaving Dubai I knew I had to downsize considerably. I needed to move from a two bedroom villa down to a backpack, but more importantly I wanted to know in leaving, I’d leave as small a footprint as possible. I wanted this to be positive for the people around me and for the environment.Continue reading “An experiment in Dubai altruism (Part 1)”