This year, I took the kids again to the Philippines so they can spend the rest of their summer vacation (2 months!) after our 10 days vacation in ... read more
Hello, my name is Grace. Sandier Pastures is my online diary where I share stories about living in Dubai, life as a working mom, blogging tips, travel stories and hotels & restaurants I recommend. This blog was first created in 2007 to document our move from Japan to Dubai. Unlike most expats who came here to earn more than they did in their home countries (to seek greener pastures), we moved here when presented with the chance - for new adventures, to experiment, to just try it out. So, our pastures is not 'greener', only sandier (thus the name of this blog).
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I'm going to make this post short - have you been to the kids aqua park in Jumeirah called Splash n Party? I've heard of this place for a long time ... read more
Before I continue to write about my huge backlog i.e., blog posts about our travels last summer, let's take a break and see what we've been up to ... read more
I've been thinking a lot about Japan lately. I blame my husband - we have been watching Japanese news on the TV almost every night at bed time. ... read more
Photo credit I love places that makes me feel I am in one of the pages of a fairy tale book. I love old German inner cities that I have only seen ... read more
We were upgraded to a club room on our latest stay at Grand Hyatt Dubai. It came as a lovely surprise and because we didn't have any expectations on ... read more