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Abu Dhabi from the Water
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, is one the world’s largest mosques, with room for 40,000 worshippers. At the moment, it is far too hot and humid to venture out in Abu Dhabi, unless you’re on a boat on the water. We are fortunate to have friends like...

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A Day Out on the Water in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Our boat for the day Captain Billy. We set off with our friends, Lisa and Billy, for a fun ride around the sea off Abu Dhabi. We picked up our boat in the marina by the Presidential Palace. The best thing for me was the unusual view of the city, and the opp...

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Gallipoli Exhibit: Te Papa Museum, Wellington, NZ
  Te Papa Museum, Wellington, New Zealand I was really pleased that I had reserved the large part of a day to visit the Te Papa Museum in Wellington. There is so much to see there, but the main attraction for me was the “Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War” exh...

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Hop-on Hop-Off Bus, Wellington, NZ
The Basin Reserve, where David and Brian were watching the South Africa and New Zealand test. On a recent trip to Wellington New Zealand, I found myself free for a couple of days while David went to watch cricket at The Basin Reserve with our nephew, Brian....

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A Quick Visit to Doha, Qatar
The new modern city, seen from the old city, Doha, Qatar The tourist visa for Abu Dhabi is only for 30 days, and mine was about to expire, but we needed more time there so that we could meet up with our granddaughter, when she returned from boarding school....

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Red Arrows and UAE Air Force in Abu Dhabi
  Clare’s apartment complex in Abu Dhabi We are so fortunate that Clare and Reg’s apartment in Abu Dhabi is right by the Corniche, an 8km long curving walkway and cycle path by the sea. It’s there we can walk, and enjoy all sorts of activities put on for th...

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New Balance Beach Run, Abu Dhabi, 2016
Reg and Clare after finishing their 7.2 km Beach Run Have you ever tried to run far in soft sand? If you have you will know it's a killer for your calf muscles. Well, my daughter, Clare, and her husband, Reg, both signed up for a 7.2 km run on a beach for t...

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Rural Headlands, Zimbabwe
View across the land, Headlands, Zimbabwe Despite its problems, Zimbabwe is still a beautiful country, and everyone should have it on their bucket list. The popular tourist areas like Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Kariba, and Matobo National Park, a...

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Fishing Down the Zambezi from Chirundu to Kanyemba, Zimbabwe
   Our home for the next six days. Blog by David Coughlan Our Brothers’ Fishing Trip this year became a different and much-anticipated venture – a six day trip from Chirundu down the Zambezi River to Kanyemba on a fishing pontoon/houseboat journey operated ...

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Whovi Wild Area, Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
The natural rock formation named, “Mother and Child” in the Whovi Game Park One day, while staying in Bulawayo we decided to drive out to the Matobo Game Park for the day. We chose the Whovi Wild Area because we hadn’t been there before. Although we didn’t ...
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