Dubai tour & winter is here!: Sunday Musings #63

Jan 19, 202040 comments

I can’t believe it is already another Sunday. The week had been fairly productive and I am back to some sorta routine finally. 

Yesterday we did a self guided tour around Dubai. I loved visiting some of the tiny little flea markets that I never knew existed before. Also I got to try Japanese Mochi ice cream. On the whole, a great day out!

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Dubai is finally settling at its winter and I am enjoying the rare 15 degree Celsius (60 F)  weather. Of course it means I get to use my jackets and scarves and I am loving it. We had some rain as well, thanks to the cloud seeding efforts. 

One more month of this and then the heat would start to increase not so slowly. Okay, let me not start dreading it already. 

What I read this week

I finished reading the Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris which had been on my TBR list for far too long than I would like to admit. But I finally picked it up because a couple of my friends wanted to read it as well. 

We will be having a discussion by the end of the month and hopefully you will get to read my review here soon. 

I am reading currently the Travelling cat chronicles by Hiro Arikawa that is set in Japan and I am loving it. More about it once I finish reading it. 

On my blog

A recap of the posts from the last week for you, in case you missed it. 

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Let us chat

How was your week? How is weather coming along? What are you reading these days? Let us talk. 

40 Comments

  1. Fanna

    Ah, I’m missing Dubai so much after reading this post! I loved the light winters there and it’s definitely raining more nowadays.

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    • Gayathri

      I missed you when you were here too! Hope you return sometime.

      Reply
  2. Olivia Roach

    It’s always nice to take the time to explore the places we live a bit more and explore where we haven’t been before! I am glad you enjoy doing that. And I also really appreciated The Tattooist and I hope you did too. The Traveling Cat Chronicles is on my tbr for this year!

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    • Gayathri

      I hope you will love the Travelling Cat Chronicles too

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  3. Robin Loves Reading

    Continue enjoying your time in Dubai. And I thought The Tattooist of Auschwitz was stunning, although an emotional read.

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    • Gayathri

      I am glad you enjoyed it as well!

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  4. Kathy West

    Enjoy your 60 degree weather, it is 20 degrees here.

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    • Gayathri

      I am not sure if I should envy you or feel relieved!

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    • Gayathri

      But this is almost the coldest it gets and I don’t even wanna think about summer!

      Reply
  5. Whispering Stories

    I didn’t think Dubai dropped that low. But I’m not sure I could cope in the heat so this weather sounds good to me. Lovely books too.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you! I missing it already

      Reply
  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    The tour sounds lovely. It’s always fun to discover little places and sites that you didn’t know existed. And I always get excited for cooler weather!

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    • Gayathri

      Indeed I did.

      Reply
  7. Mandi S

    I still haven’t read The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and I’ve been meaning to pick it up forever as well!

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    • Gayathri

      I hope you get to it soon.

      Reply
  8. Ashleigh

    Great post! Sounds like your having a great week

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

      Reply
  9. Finitha Jose

    Here in India heat has already set in. Enjoy your winter 😊

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    • Gayathri

      Oh already? That is bad..

      Reply
  10. DJ Sakata

    With the last name of Sakata – of course, I love mochi and mochi ice cream!

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    • Gayathri

      I am a new fan now!

      Reply
  11. vidya

    It is certainly colder this time of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area than previous years (or at least seems so).. but when my friend in the East Coast talks about a temperature much lower, well..
    Love that cover on your edition of Little Women

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    • Gayathri

      I love the cover too. And enjoy your cold weather!

      Reply
  12. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    LOL!! That seems to be our normal temperature! I can’t wait for warmer weather.. or snow. Not this wet, coldish weather. Blegh..
    Sounds like you had a good week!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    • Gayathri

      If it is so, I so envious of this weird normal weather of yours.

      Reply
  13. Literary Feline

    It sounds like you had a nice week over all. Mine was a rough one and I was glad to see it behind me finally. I am hoping this coming week will be better–although I know it will be a busy one. I think we have something every day, in addition to the usual work and school. I am looking forward to reading The Travelling Cat Chronicles, and am glad to hear you are enjoying it! I hope you have a great week!

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    • Gayathri

      I wish you had a relaxed week ahead for once.

      Reply
  14. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    We don’t have much of a winter here along the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it should get down close to freezing tonight…that’s generally as cold as it gets.

    I keep thinking about both the books you mentioned—Tattooist of Auschwitz and Traveling Cat Chronicles. Can’t wait to see what you think of these.

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    • Gayathri

      We have a very short and pleasant winter weather here. You will have to wait a bit more for the reviews. SOrry!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you, I will definitely do that.

      Reply
  15. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Sounds like lovely weather…and I like your presentations for topics and books.

    Enjoy the week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. Sophie

    15°C is the temperature that we nearly have here (Belgium) and that’s a total anomaly for winter! Usually we get below 0 to – 16° Celsius!!! And I can’t wait for your review of the Tattooist! I read it late in 2019 and loved it! This month I even read Clika’s Journey.

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  17. Sam@wlabb

    I would be enjoying 15°C and mochi ice cream too. Sounds like a great way to spend the day. Hope the upcoming week is equally as wonderful

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  18. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    The weeks have seemed to pass quickly, the first month of 2020 is almost done!
    It’s still hot here, and it will be a while before the weather cools.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    • Gayathri

      I agree; I can’t believe it is already 20 days since New Year~

      Reply
  19. Greg

    I thought this week flew by! Sunday already?? lol And yay for nice weather! I always like the mid temps too before it gets too hot or cold. We’re in a cold pattern right now but at least it’s not too bad.

    Great Instagram pics!

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    • Gayathri

      Oh this is probably the coldest we will get though.

      Reply

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