Tag Archives: relaxation

The Caribbean, babies and good food!

Well, I finally made it out of Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Two weeks ago we had a mini-break (three working days and the weekend) which allowed for a little holiday. One of my co-workers (Alex) and I decided to go … Continue reading

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This past weekend was a three-day weekend for many in the Muslim world. The recognition of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) provided a day off of work, of which I took advantage. On Wednesday evening … Continue reading

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The cost of living

When your employer provides housing, salary and insurance it makes it much easier to live well. However, even with these things covered, there are still costs associated with living (anywhere). Many things are subsidized by the government here in the UAE. … 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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