My second week in Dubai coincided with the end of Ramadan- meaning it is time to say Eid Mubarak!
Most United Arab Emirates employees get at least a week off for the pre, during, and post-Eid celebrations. We didn’t get the week off at the Gulf News but we did get a four-day weekend starting Wednesday. Not bad!

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Burj Khalifa lights display/ Photo: Ferdous Bahar

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My second week at The Korea Herald was a fairly quiet one, as I settled down into a comfortable routine. I usually went straight home as I was exhausted after work (unless my colleague Francesca wanted to do something) and filled my weekends with sightseeing adventures. Despite the tourist element, I’m definitely starting to feel like a local.

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Enjoying a brisk sunny walk during my lunch break at work. Photo: Francesca Simoni

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My first week in the United Arab Emirates has been an absolute whirlwind of adventures!

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Outside Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi. This photo was taken by a lovely tourist I met on my way out

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After months of nerves and excited anticipation my Dubai adventure begins!

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See you later Sydney!/ Photo: Ferdous Bahar

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My first week at The Korea Herald has flown by quicker than I could ever imagine.

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My first story for The Korea Herald in print. Photo: Tang Li

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In our increasingly online world, when you leave an office, do you really leave forever?

Last week, I had a succinct but extremely exciting email come into my inbox from my editor. It simply read, "Emily, BAKIBAKI is on the wire!"

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AFP Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi.

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Annyeonghaseyo from the beating heart of Korea – Seoul! After months of anticipation, I finally left my freezing nest in Sydney on Tuesday morning and arrived in a humid Seoul 10 hours later.

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Guard changing ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Northern Seoul. Photo: Tang Li

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Parallax records the experiences of final year students of the B.A. (Media & Communications) degree who have won competitive overseas internships to work in Asian, Indian and Latin American media organisations.
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