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Our yearly July vacation to the Philippines is just months away so I decided to look into air ticket prices. When we first came to Doha years ago, our main airline was Qatar Airways but has been using Etihad for the past 3 years due to the fact that even though it meant we had […]

Got that invite from “Starbucks” on Facebook that says “First 200,000 Attendants get a Free $200 Starbucks Gift Voucher”? Stop and close that browser tab immediately. Seems too good of a deal and one should know better than clicking anything that promises a free $200 certificate. It is a scam to get your details and […]

It’s the start of our vacation and everything starts wit5h the flight back home. As I’ve blogged a couple of weeks back, we’re taking Etihad this time. We agreed that we’d sleep in the afternoon of yesterday so we’d have enough rest for our red-eye flight at 4:30 AM (Doha Time). Xiane and I were […]

Astronomers have restored the original Babylonian zodiac by recalculating the dates that correspond with each sign to accommodate millennia of subtle shifts in the Earth’s axis. The calendar for the Zodiac signs have been changed due to some lunar adjustments. You can check what you zodiac sign is by checking these new dates and corresponding […]

As I was about to sleep, I checked my email and lo and behold, I got a mail from Accor Hotels informing me of their Crazy Prices promotion. Accor is a brand of hotel chain that has about 800 hotels around the world including brands like Mercure, Novotel, Gallery, Adagio and our favorite Pullman. I […]


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