As the world gets a little smaller everyday, more and more of the workforce are finding their employment overseas. This blog will record my experiences as an expatriate living in the Middle East.

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  • My Call to Prayer... Back in the U.S.
    on Dec 8, 2010
    Its strange the things you miss when you’ve left your home, no matter how temporary that home was. The first thing I missed about the U.A.E was the call to prayer. This might sound like an odd thing for awhite anglo-saxton not very protestant girl...
  • Getting in the Routine and Homecoming
    on Nov 18, 2010
    AbuDhabi  Playlist: Cielo E Terra – Nek, One More Day – Derek James, Carolina – Seu Jorge, Come on Eileen – Kevin Rowland, Cry Love – John Hiatt, Make You Crazy - Brett Dennen, (Play “Make you feel my love” by Adele If you’re fee...
  • Eid Mubarak... Returning to the Insanity
    on Sep 18, 2010
    Abu Dhabi playlist: Passout - Tinie Tempah, 1/2 of a Justin Beaver song before I can switch the Radio station.It started two days before the end of Ramadan.  On Monday the office ws buzzing with the rumor we may be getting several additional day...
  • Entering Stage 2
    on Aug 17, 2010
    Abu Dhabi Playlist: Do you realize? - The Flaming Lips, Nothin' on you -B.O.B., You and Me - The WannadiesToday marks the 73rd day I've been on assignment in the Middle East. My assignment is currently for 6 months with the potential to extend an add...
  • Fasting and the Furious... Ramadan Kareem
    on Aug 12, 2010
    Abu Dhabi Playlist: I Wonder - Kanye WestStarted Posted at 5am...August 11th marked the start of Ramadan in the UAE and around the world. There has been a lot of build up to this event, especially between those of us who have never experienced Ramada...
  • Pictures from Dubai
    on Aug 9, 2010
    Here some pictures from my last trip to Dubai. Enjoy...Burj Khalifa  - The tallest building in the world since 2010. This picture was taken outside the restaurant of the Armani hotel located in the building. You couldn't see the top of the buldi...
  • The secret lives of camels... The "boondoogle"
    on Jul 29, 2010
    Abu Dhabi Playlist: Winding Road – Bonnie Somerville, Waka Waka – Shakira, I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie, Gettin Over You - David Guetta Feat Chris Willis and Fergie, Still - Matt Nathanson, Honk Tonk Woman - Rolling Sto...
  • Back to School....
    on Jul 18, 2010
    Abu Dhabi Playlist: Matt and Kim - Daylight (Troublemaker feat. De La Soul), Sheryl Crow - Run,Baby,Run, Lebanese Pop in various Taxi rides. It’s been over three weeks since my last post. What has thus far happened has been expected. I've gotten wr...
    on Jun 23, 2010
    I can hardly contain myself. After only 3 weeks of searching I have found my oasis in the desert, my version of disneyworld, my home away from home.... And it is called Beligan Beer Bar. (Pause for Reaction)For those of you who know me well, one of m...
  • And Today’s meeting was brought to you by the word ….Integration
    on Jun 20, 2010
    On the way back from my first Arabic Class, I was lulled into a contemplative state by my Taxi driver’s mix CD smooth hits from the early Eighties. “If ever you’re in my arms again, THIS TIME I’LL looove you forever.”I was trying to put tog...
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