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Polly Byles
Londoner in the Middle East
Londoner in the Middle East

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A Weekend at Al Gassar Resort
What do you look for when searching for a place to call home? As
a travel blogger, I'm no stranger to nosing around hotels (including
dozens of other travel bloggers' hotel rooms on a daily basis on their
Insta Stories!) and making decisions about what m...

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Qatar's Best Family-Friendly Restaurants According to 7 Parent Bloggers
Deciding where to eat in Qatar with a young family in tow has not always been an easy task. In the past, it seemed that the more 'child-friendly' the restaurant choice, the less appetising the food, and vice versa. Luckily, this trend is gradually changing ...

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If Travel Were a Menu...
I loved the theme suggested by Binny a few weeks ago for this month’s travel link-up so much that I started planning my post right away (this is unusual for me, as I am so pushed for time these days that I rarely get a chance to start thinking about it prio...

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10 Things You Must Do In Norway, Pt. 1: Oslo
Norway is one of the most beautiful countries on earth (it's not just
me that thinks this, my trusty Lonely Planet agrees!). It's a
once-in-a-lifetime travel destination for one simple reason: apart from a dearth of all-year-round sunshine, it is a countr...

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10 (More)Things You Must Do In Norway (Pt. 2)
11. Visit Western Norway... 12. Spend time beside (or on) a fjord 13. Enjoy a panoramic view from up high The Fjellstua viewpoint, Allesund 14. Ogle at a feat of engineering 15. Go for a hike 16. Stay in a luxury boutique hotel in the middle of nowhere 17. ...

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Interview With A Mummy Blogger: Life With Baby Kicks
The internet is awash with inspirational mummy bloggers these days, many of whom are intent on doing away with the misconception that motherhood is a doddle, and imparting invaluable advice on 'real' parenting issues, from sleepless nights to baby poo. One ...

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An Inspirational Stay at the Emirates Palace
In the heart of Abu Dhabi, elevated on a hill at the edge of the Corniche and overlooking the city's sky scrapers, sits the luxury five star residence of the Emirates Palace. We arrived a few days before Christmas, with the aim of soaking up some of the UAE...

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Doha's Best International Brunch: Five Years Of Excellence
It's been five years since the finest address in Qatar: the iconic St. Regis Doha opened its doors to the public, and the hotel's success has been unwavering ever since. With an impressive thirteen industry awards to its name in 2016 alone, it's undoubtedly...

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What A Year! Letters to Our Daughter on Her First Birthday
Dear Sophia, My dearest, darling girl. It's been quite a year. With every passing week for the past twelve months it seems, I have exclaimed at how quickly time is slipping away and how much you are changing. It's been bittersweet watching you turn from an ...

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Sophia Molly: 11 Month Update
We are less than two weeks away from my baby's first birthday. I've been through various stages of disbelief, denial and refusal to acknowledge this fact, but finally I've settled on reluctant acceptance. At the moment we're busy putting the finishing touch...
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