Don't feel bad. We all make mistakes when we travel – even the most experienced among us.
Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.
Every city has its rougher areas, its gritty spots. I like these areas. They have character. But still, they're a little rough.
Everything else in the emirate is world-leading – surely the airport will be?
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It's slick and modern, with stunning design, plenty of space and air. This is not an airport you should regret visiting.
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Anyone who's travelled on a budget would already know that low funds does not equal low fun.
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You might think getting on a plane would be simple. A uniform procedure, in fact. But you'd be wrong.
To instil a love of travel in someone so young is the greatest gift you can give; and yet it's also a curse.
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