Category Archives: Abu Dhabi

Cookies…not turkey 

In years past I would by spending the day, if not weeks, before Thanksgiving preparing a traditional American feast for a dozen international students and friends. This year my kitchen is filled with the aroma of Tollhouse cookies. No turkey. … Continue reading

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Holiday Time…Paddle Boarding and Santa

One of the biggest adjustments to living in Abu Dhabi has been that the leaves don’t change; a visual reminder that the holidays are approaching.  The temperature has dropped from the 110+F to a more comfortable low 90s, but it … Continue reading

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Anniversary Dinner

Last night Kevin and I celebrated eight years of marriage by enjoying a wonderful dinner at Stratos. It was perfect in every way. The service was attentive; the food was cooked to perfection; the views amazing, even though a sandstorm … Continue reading

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Driving in Abu Dhabi: Playing Chicken in the Rain

I’m American. I LOVE to drive and have driven since I was 15. I’ve driven across the US three times, by myself; I’ve driven in Atlanta, Dallas, LA, and numerous other major cities. But nothing prepared me for driving in … Continue reading

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Earlier this month, Kevin and I visited the Grand Mosque.  This is an iconic structure and can been seen for miles; we can it see from Reem Island, where we live. We arrived at the mosque be local bus (we … Continue reading

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Mina Port Fish Market in Abu Dhabi

What an experience! This huge building has everything a fish lover could dream of.  First…the selection.  Fresh off the boats; every possible type of fish and sea creature.  Shark, squid, sea bass, tuna, blue crabs, and prawns the size of … Continue reading

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Accepting a job overseas involves….

PAPERWORK! As with any new job, there comes paperwork, but then you accept a job overseas, the paperwork can be measured by the pound (or kilo). First, after accepting my new position in Abu Dhabi in March, I was informed … Continue reading

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