My name is Myla Laurel. I am a Filipino expat living in Dubai for two years and counting. I just transferred to a new company which I love. It gives me so much opportunities for growth.

I have a strong passion for photography, music, pugs and art. Living in Dubai opened many doors for me. I have learned how to really enjoy the experience of eating. I owe it big time from: working in an Italian restaurant and my foodie boyfriend.

I now know how to appreciate different cuisines such as Korean, Japanese, Indian, French,Italian, American and many more. I am a fan of spicy food. As much as possible I carry my Tabasco anywhere I go (but not really). Btw, I adore pugs – for me they are the humblest creature on the planet.

This blog is my journey of discovery as I swap country living in a big city. I hope to contribute knowledge for anyone wanting to visit as I explore the gorgeous city of Dubai. You can follow me on Twitter, Google+, Facebook! Cheerios! xoxo

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    1. Aww thank you! Yours too. I got to stumble on it while looking for boracay budget tips. Just what I needed to know as we are planning to visit this September and my first time ever πŸ™‚

  1. hello there! was going through the expat blog directory and stumbled my way here! πŸ˜€ keep them dubai stories coming! hello from fellow filipino expat in abu dhabi. πŸ˜€

    1. Hey Monique! I guess we have some common eh? We almost have the same website layoutand I’m a social media fanatic. I think your job is pretty amazing. Hope to visit Abu Dhabi soon πŸ™‚

      1. Yeah I noticed too! That’s why I’m changing the link colors because it’s almost the same! =D Mint green is my fave color next to turquoise so turquoise it is. =D

        Yes, come visit! Just make sure it’s safe to travel because ohttps://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/?notes_iframe#f the erratic weather we’ve been having lately.

  2. Hello Myla. Thanks for checking out my blog. I have never been to the UAE, but it must be quite an incredible experience.

    1. My pleasure. You guys are inspiring! Glad to have stumbled on your blog. I really enjoyed reading your adventures. It’s quite hard living here during summer but you will get use to it eventually – esp I came from a tropical country. It’s not so hard to adjust. Well, my pug is so lazy so we just walk him to do his toilet and back quickly. πŸ™‚

  3. Hello! Nice pics from around Dubai! It looks like you are doing so much more with the city than a lot of people do living here! Thanks for stopping by underweardiaries! Aloha! j

    1. Hi there! Thanks too. I just love Dubai and I love photography – so one thing I can do is to share my adventures to the world. Your blog is interesting too! Keep the posts coming.. πŸ™‚

    1. Oi Kabayan! πŸ™‚ Nice photos from Boracay. I’m excited to visit this September. Really? I live just across the building of your friends resto but haven’t heard of it. 😦 Will make sure to try soon. Thanks for dropping by also!

  4. Thanks, Myla, for visiting and liking my blog and, by so doing, introducing me to yours. I enjoyed what I saw and hope you keep posting…I know I will be back!

  5. This blog has just blown me away would love to do the same as you !!!! Great crisp layout. Love it !

  6. Hello….Batang Karama ka ba o Batang Bur Dubai?

    ahehe…baka kapitbahay lang kita hihihih at nakakasalubong sa karama…

    kaway! πŸ™‚

  7. hey myla. Musta? Love your pictures of Dubai. Been to Dubai twice, yet I still haven’t explored it fully. Neighbor country lang (Oman). Hope to visit Dubai again. And when I do, I hope to meet you there. BTW, great blog! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Myla! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I’ve yet to browse to the rest of the posts here, but looking through it makes me reminisce my past. πŸ™‚ Oh and the variety of food and its authentic taste (even if it might be “foreign”.

    1. Hello Katrina! It’s good to know that you appreciate different cuisines. True! there’s so much things to try yet so little time πŸ™‚ I so love Dubai for that! Thanks

  9. Salamat for liking my post about date shakes, Myla! Since you’re in Dubai, have you come across them?

    When I think of food in the Philippines (and Filipino food), spicy is the last word that comes to mind. Condensed milk on the other hand… can you recommend hot dishes?

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