Today is the beginning of the end in Dubai, by this I just mean we officially just hit 40 degrees Celsius today (104 Fahrenheit). Fun fact is that I have a colleague who announced recently that she doesn’t know how temperature works, she doesn’t know anything about degrees in any measurement. So funny and bizarre! […]
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Greetings, my wandering friend. If you ever decide to go on a photo tour, choose the company wisely. The advantages of going on the photo adventure overweight the costs involved, as your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife will not be ominously hanging behind your shoulder asking: “Are you done yet? How many photos of the sunset do you really […]
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Greetings, As you can imagine, travelling from Dubai to Iceland is no joke – you go from full-on summer temperatures into winter, even though March is considered to be “not so cold”. Reykjavik Airport When I stepped out of the airport in Keflavik, I felt like someone punched me in the face with a cold […]
Read More Photographing Auroras For The First Time – Reykjavik, Iceland.
I don’t really consider myself to be a lucky person, but from time to time I would participate in competitions or draws (and right away I forget that I did). One day my husband sent me a picture from a magazine which encouraged photographers to participate in a competition described as follows: Share a photo […]
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No matter what you are going through right now, it’s so important to wake up and program yourself for a good day. Otherwise, negative thoughts will start creeping in – I still feel tired, I don’t want to go to work, my house is a mess, oh, God, I am not ready to face the […]
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Greetings, Today I announced to my office that I am no longer going to be their office manager, no longer going to be making coffees and buying toilet paper… but rather after two months, I am going to be chasing my dream and going to be joining a very exciting company to become a full-time […]
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Good day, and let me start with a short introduction of who I am. Where do I come From My name is Anna Shtraus, I am from Russia (technically from USSR, but it is a long story) and I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. One can describe me as a person who suffers from […]
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