I’m a travel-crazy Anglophile Swede who feels life is too short just to explore new countries once or twice a year. Which is why I started the Weekend Travel Club at my work place a bit over a year ago. I’m also into novels and movies in a fairly big way, and I rarely miss a film festival or literature festival in the region. The Doha Film Festival is my favourite film event of the year, and to attend Ben Okri’s writing class during the Dubai Festival of Literature in March this year was a real highlight. I live and work in Fujairah, the UAE, teaching English at a local college. My students call me Ibn Battuta.