Author Archives: danroyerickson

Last Trip to Germany

Thursday, September 21st was a holiday in the UAE so I set out at 9:25 am on one of the last Air Berlin flights from Abu Dhabi to Berlin.  I arrived at 2:00 pm and caught the bus over to … Continue reading

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Al Hoota and the W10h

On Thursday, September 7th, I set out on a UAE Trekker weekend right after work.  The drive to Oman was a bit more interesting than usual.  Our convoy encountered a massive thunderstorm and the typically dry wadis were flooding across … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf-Berlin-Hamburg-Berlin-Frankfurt

Düsseldorf-Berlin I tried what many would consider crazy…traveling standby out of Abu Dhabi on the Eid al Adha weekend.  I wasn’t able to get on the 02:00am direct flight to Berlin so I ran down to the staff travel desk.  … Continue reading

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August In and Around AD

My August was much the same as July.  I was busy with work and made several trips offshore, two of which coincided with Bec’s visit from the 9th to the 13th, but we still managed to spend some quality time together. … Continue reading

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July in Abu Dhabi

With summer at its peak here in Abu Dhabi, one must be willing to brave the heat and humidity to venture out of the apartment.  Most weeknights were pretty quiet aside from the odd round of golf with Laurie and … Continue reading

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Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, had been on mine and Rebecca’s hit list for quite some time.  So on Monday, June 26th, we set out for the City of a Hundred Spires.  We caught the S-bahn over to … Continue reading

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Shams No. 3

While Bec was being lashed by rain in the Rila Mountains, I was on a weekend mountain adventure of my own.  I headed into Oman on Thursday evening and arrived at the hotel around 8:30 pm.  The weather was much … Continue reading

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