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The photography of Jacques and Jaunine from beautiful Cape Town, South Africa - now temporarily based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque at night

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a sight to behold.

At night it is even more so, a real must-see attraction! 

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Visiting Home

_DSF7569There is no place like home, something that we rediscovered recently when going back to Cape Town for a visit after living in the Middle East for the past year and a half.

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Going Turkey! – Part 5 : Some R&R in Antalya

_DSF6843Touring through a country and seeing new things is very rewarding but can also be somewhat exhausting. It was no different in Turkey, but we were prepared for it and made sure that we had the right place, and the right amount of time set aside for some rest and relaxation – Antalya!

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Going Turkey! – Part 4 : Ancient Ruins

_DSF6652Ancient ruins are normally associated with Greece and Italy (Rome) and few people are aware that some of the most spectacular and important ruins are actually found in Turkey.  A visit to Turkey is not complete without visiting at least some of these sites. 

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Going Turkey! – Part 3 : An unusual hotel

_DSF6533We arrived late-night and tired in the town of Avanos, Cappadocia. The hotel that we were booked in looked nothing like a hotel, it looked more like a very strange and spooky B&B.

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Going Turkey! – Part 2 : The strange landscape of Cappadocia

_DSF6568Cappadocia offers some of the strangest landscapes we’ve ever come across, somewhat reminiscent of the Badlands of South Dakota, USA.

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Going Turkey! – Part 1 : Istanbul

_DSF6303Istanbul remains an interesting and colourful place, a city where you can literally walk from one continent to another. And if you like doing that, you can do that several times a day! I simply love the sights, sounds, and vibrance of the place.

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An Arabian experience

_DSC3844 We recently took the the opportunity to experience life in the desert – Arabian style!

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Tracks in the Empty Quarter

FullSizeRenderWe had the opportunity for a very brief visit to The Empty Quarter, the western part of the Abu Dhabi emirate in the UAE. It is a relatively desolate area not far from the UAE border with Saudi.

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Chocolate in the desert

_DSC3282You cannot live close to a desert and not make the effort of taking a closer look at it, and if you have a vehicle with off-road ability, then it becomes very tempting to go dune-riding!

And so it came to pass that we did just that very recently.



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