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Chennai: The Tourists’ India


Fresh air. Clean streets. Broad roads. Sidewalks, even. This isn’t New Delhi. Last weekend it was time for a getaway. An escape from the polluted misery that has been my home for the past month or so. To do so, we flew 1800 kilometers south...

Peaceful Marble


The park is serene. The people well-behaved. All eyes – and camera lenses – are trained on a massive flower-shaped structure covered in white marble that sticks out from its green surroundings. A building which could very well be one of the most visited buildings...

Visiting the Taj Mahal


The seventh wonder of the world. Built by one of the most powerful rulers of its time to show everyone how much he loved his wife. Well, one of them anyway. Grand, imposing and perfectly symmetrical; the Taj Mahal is a spectacular mausoleum made from the...

The Results


What a journey. What a ride. I left Dubai a little less than two weeks ago and still find it hard to believe that the journey was real. The memories are there, but it’s hard to fathom that it all happened. Luckily we still have the...

India


India. Incredible India. Incredible indeed, but in what way? Time for another adventure. When it was time to leave Dubai I got picked up in an unmarked private taxi, a Lexus packed with all the features required to make a journey, regardless of its duration,...

Dubai day 7


It’s a wrap! Dubai has been amazing and it’s almost time to say goodbye. The people, the places and of course the cars have made this an unforgettable adventure with many great photos as a result, most of which will make it to denniswierenga.com within...

Dubai day 6


If you’re following either of us on Instagram or Snapchat (IG: @denniswierenga, SC: denniswierenga & IG: @chasingsophistication) you may have figured out what we’ve been up to today already. Today memories were made and eternalized and stories were written. Today was the stuff of dreams....

Dubai day 5


After the hectic and almost unbelievable past couple of days we just had to take it a little easier today and let everything sink in. Some quiet cruising, a bit of shopping and spending some time poolside was pretty much all we did to kill...

Dubai day 4


If day three was insane then day four was even more so. We had hoped and expected that today would be something special, but neither of us had anticipated the final outcome. The day started off with some aimless driving along Dubai’s beaches, visiting one...

Dubai day 3


Day 3. Simply insane. We woke up early and made our way to the breakfast area before heading off to the metro station for one last time. After today we no longer rely on public transport to get around. Metro, another metro and one bus...