Category Archives: UAE

Happier

Before moving to Costa Rica I read a book called Happier than a Billionaire. Basically, the author and her husband left behind their very busy North American lives and came to Costa Rica for a fresh start. I read that … Continue reading

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Packing, again

I feel I am starting to wear out the floor between the guest room at my parent’s house and their office, which has been taken over by my things, as I begin to pack again. Packing is not an easy … Continue reading

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Home

On my last day in the UAE I was feeling pretty good about everything. I’d been able to say goodbye or “see you soon” to all of my close friends and had some time to relax and enjoy the last … Continue reading

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Final Days

Just under two years ago, I stepped out of the Abu Dhabi International Airport into the hottest most humid weather I had ever experienced, and it was 1am. In a few days I’ll be headed to the Dubai International Airport … Continue reading

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100.

Wow! This is my 100th post. I am actually surprised I have written that many posts. I guess that just means I have had a lot of adventures! I thought of doing a “100 things I’ll miss about the UAE” … Continue reading

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The End is Near

My time is the UAE is coming to an end, I have just about 30 days remaining. I am doing my best to enjoy the end, but that has become more difficult as it is generally 110-115 degrees every day! Never-the-less … Continue reading

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No such thing as too much tennis!

The last three weekends have been busy, but very fun. They included tennis, lots of it, and my first ever mile swim in the ocean. The fun began on February 14, also known as Oregon’s birthday, with the Lumineers concert in … Continue reading

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Not a Mirage

Things are not always what they seem to be, and  yesterday I visited a new place in Al Ain that might confuse many people. Just outside the city there is a lake, or you might call it a collection of … Continue reading

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Birds, Birds, Birds

Last weekend I joined another Al Ain Weekends trip, this time to see some falcons and flamingos in Dubai. After meeting with the group, we set off to Dubai. Our first stop was at the Falcon Souq. Inside this souq … Continue reading

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The mountains are calling!

A week ago I was going from shop to shop in the Thamel district of Kathmandu trying to find a good deal on a North Face knock-off sleeveless vest. The fact that I was wearing a genuine North Face soft-shell … Continue reading

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