I have some exciting news! Or at least I consider it exciting… I’m heading back to Dubai! This time, I’m not moving there & simply going for a visit – like a normal person.
Last time I was in Dubai, I remember literally telling Wafiq “I’m never ever. Never. Ever. Coming back to this fucking place.” Harsh, I know. And I told everyone that! I hated the thought of ever going back. Being able to say that out loud & having made it through the experience – felt amazing. I felt stuck when I was in Dubai, by my own stubbornness, for so long that when I finally got out of it, I felt like I made it! And there was no going back. Literally.
The experience was way harder on me than I expected & by the time I had my plane ticket in hand to come back to the States, I was extremely excited for America! But, two years later I can say I’m actually excited to go back. Mostly because so much has changed since then. Personally & professionally. Also, I’m not moving there so I know I’m not stuck, merely a tourist. And shiiiii, I lived there for almost 2 years! There are parts & memories I miss.
Did You Know? 1/3 of the world’s airports are located in the U.S. ( v i a ) I was looking through poetry the other day for National Poetry Day & the next thing I know 4 hours passed, I ordered 6 poetry books off Amazon, & I confessed to Wafiq that I’m going to become a song […]
Did You Know? As of 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, making Islam the world’s second-largest religious tradition after Christianity. ( v i a ) Heads up – Muslims come in all shapes/ forms/ colors/ backgrounds/ beliefs/ families/ countries/ parents/ lifestyles. They do not all wear a hijab or thobe or a […]
There are pro’s and con’s to being busy. I’ve noticed the busier I am the quicker time goes by & I can’t stand when time goes too fast. When I’m not busy, aka Netflix and chilling, time goes pretty slow. How did I finish an entire series in one day?! But that’s the laziest form […]
One of the coolest parts about blogging, especially travel blogging, is being able to look back at your own writing & experiences. Recently, I’ve been trying to clean up my old posts to make a more cohesive MissBassmaster. In doing so I’ve stumbled upon some awesome posts. Damnnnnnnnnnnnn Katie, round of applause! I keep trying […]
What can you wear in Dubai? Don’t you have to be covered? I get asked this question all the time – Traveling to the Middle East & figuring out what’s appropriate for women. I’ve previously written about women in the Middle East, and what it was like to live there as a woman… But this post […]
Take notes ladies & gentlemen – Last week I shared your MUST DO bucket list for Dubai & in order to keep that list as short as possible I left out a lot of tips, tricks, & notes to bring with you. Here are your 10 Vacation Notes to get through a trip to Dubai in the best […]
I’ll go ahead and say this first: Real cameras are expensive. Real camera = Not a phone We’re already spending near millions on our miniature computers, aka mobile phones, so spending even more on a real camera sounds like some kind of sick joke. I’ve been following several blogs for years now and I […]
If I haven’t convinced you to find your perfect date yet, I grant you this recipe. The Date Shake <– EASY! DELICIOUS! HEALTHY! DESSERT! All with one simple recipe. I’m a huge vanilla shake person, and this recipe is a compromising alternative. Give it a try and let me know! The Date Shake Recipe: + 2-3 […]
Dates!!!! AHHHH Dates! I love them so much (and you will too. Promise). I didn’t think it would be possible to find yummy dates in America but I’m here to confirm it is! You may have to do a little hunting, but the hunt is worth the catch. Basics: Dates come from Date Palms. […]