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Emilie Jayne Keijzer

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I'm a 21 year old fulltime university student and part time employee, and honestly, im not happy unless im seeing the world. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it cures the conscience.
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My silent obsession with a dry and arid land, the Middle East, and why this 21 year old white girl.. aims high, on a mission to make the lonely move to the city of lights. Dubai.

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  • The People of Dubai
    on Dec 21, 2010
    Dubai cannot really be considered a large emirate by population. In fact it only houses about 1,500,000 people. What makes it remarkable is the degree to which migration to this city has evolved it. Local emiratie people only make up a mere 17% of th...
  • A Proverbial Awakening
    on Dec 19, 2010
    Dubai. The Middle East. A land that, lets face it, we have been taught to fear a little. And as I found out, its not the countries, cultures or traditions we fear, its the unknown. My first encounter with the middle east was on the 18th of November,...
  • So why the name?
    on Dec 19, 2010
    My blog is named sand castles simply because thats what Dubai is. No matter how high the buildings are, no matter how big the houses get, no matter how impressive the malls grow, they are all simply sand castles. You see, these buildings are built...