Two days at a desert mirage in Abu Dhabi

When others dream of laying on a beach in a postcard perfect tropical location (not that I don’t – sometimes), I dream mostly of crumbling castles, acres of perfectly mowed green lawns, and the homes of my literary favorites – Austen, Brontes, Wordsworth, and Dickens. Yes, I dream of England. It has become an interesting…

Bleary-eyed stopover in Dubai

I was so tired when I arrived in Dubai that I probably didn’t appreciate it properly. I remember stumbling off the plane at about 4:30 AM, locating my next gate, and ambling in that general direction. There’s a train. Yes, a train. Okay. It will take me to my gate. Okay. Cool. I arrive at…