Category Archives: Abu Dhabi

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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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.

Sorry for the delay, it has been a busy week here! Let’s pick up where I left off… The end of spring vacation was fast approaching us as we boarded our flight from Amman back to Dubai, and we had … Continue reading

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7 Star Weekend

It is exam time here, which means that my students have stopped coming to school. On Monday there was a handful of girls at school, but they were gone by 1pm. They are home studying, or so they say, for … Continue reading

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Only ten years younger

Yesterday evening, I received a text message from HHSHKMOHD. It said: “Dear citizens & residents of the UAE. I am delighted to congratulate you, and my brother Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE, as we all celebrate the 41st anniversary … Continue reading

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World’s Fastest Roller Coaster

I like when I complete a bucket list item that I didn’t even know I had! This weekend, I did just that. I traveled to Abu Dhabi to visit a friend and go to Ferrari World. Ferrari World boasts the … Continue reading

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Learning the lay of the land

In 2003 I bought a car and took it down to Whittier, California where I was going to college.  Driving in California taught me how to merge (better) and how to navigate in unfamiliar places (no GPS or GoogleMaps back … Continue reading

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Breaking the Fast

Tonight wraps up the end of Ramadan. In Islam this month is a time for fasting as well as reflection on faith, family and the world. For a traveler who is not Muslim, Ramadan offers an interesting experience both emotionally … Continue reading

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Emirates Palace, Round 2

Well, these have been a busy past two days. On Tuesday we were taken to our new apartments in Al Ain. It took most of the day, but it was nice to finally see where I’ll be living for the … Continue reading

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