Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde Sans The Evil Streak …a Woman of Many Contradictions

My sister once said to me, you are like Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง the country of contradictions…

You are devout and a party animal… you endeavor to practice your 5 daily prayers and more, the beautiful voice of one specific muezzin makes you stop everything to listen to his beautiful call for prayer, but again certain songs can pull you to the dance floor with shameless abandon๐Ÿ’ƒ…

Your friends? social butterflies๐Ÿ˜Ž and literati ๐Ÿค“You are equally pleased in the company of the younger in their 30s as well as the older with experience in their 80s.

What else? I love a good ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ as much as I love farniente..I enjoy living in the fast lane, enjoy the adrenaline that helps me cope with a hectic lifestyle but equally enjoy a relaxing morning just catching up on the world or reading a catching book, staying home and not having any planned outings…

In the morningโ˜€๏ธ I look forward to the peace and quiet of the night ๐ŸŒ™ and the rituals preceding the โ€œ machine switch offโ€ ๐Ÿ“– while at night I look forward to the morning โ€œwaking up processโ€ and its routine – a warm ๐Ÿšฟ and โ˜•๏ธ in the garden listening to the chirping ๐Ÿฆ

These contradictions must be explained by the following: my yin and yang DNA is probably the โ€œjoint account โ€œ of 2 extremely different ancestors ๐Ÿค”

Knowing this, it shouldnโ€™t come as a surprise that I enjoy the luxury of 5* hotels as much as I enjoyed the overnight homestay in Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca in Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช, the shared sleeping accommodation – we were 12 – of a wooden boat during a Mekong cruise in Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ, the rudimentary comfort of a traditional yurt in Uzbekistan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ, and camping in Bhutan ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น under torrential rain ๐ŸŒง i.e. muddy terrain ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Anyone like me?




Four Seasons Hotel – Anahita, Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ 2014


Le Negresco Hotel – Nice, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท 2014


Lake Palace Hotel – Udaipur, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ 1998


Riads – Marrakech and Fรจs, Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2016


Shwe Inn Tha Floating Resort – Inlay Lake, Myanmar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ 2005


Beach bungalow Hotel Vanille – Manakara, Madagascar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ 2009


Localโ€™s casa- Amantani Island, Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช 2011


Wooden boat – Mekong, Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ 2001


Nurata Yurt Campsite, Uzbekistan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ 2008


Campsites between Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น 2016

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