Category Archives: The Middle East

Wadi Mistall Solo Hike

The Jeep was already packed when the whistle blew at quitting time on Thursday, October 25th.  I was off for my first solo trek in the Hajar Mountains, Oman.  I crossed the Khatim al Shikla Border Post with relative ease … Continue reading

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Judy Returns to Abu Dhabi

Bec was waiting for Mom and I at the airport when we arrived into Abu Dhabi from Paris on the evening of Monday, Oct 1st.  I was back into work the next day, so Mom relaxed by the pool reading … Continue reading

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Bahrain Weekend

I realized I had four tickets I was going to lose if I didn’t get something booked, so, on a whim, I found a weekend in September that I knew our friends would all be back in town from their … Continue reading

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Beating the Heat

We arrived back in Abu Dhabi after our Canadian vacation at the height of summer, although everyone seems to agree that this year was quite mild, relatively speaking of course.  The World Cup was entering the final stages, so we … Continue reading

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Ramadan Kareem

The holy month of Ramadan started on Thursday, May 17th.  On the first night, we went to the opening of Deadpool 2 with Nadia…the theatre was empty as most people were at iftar dinner (i.e. the breaking of the fast).  … Continue reading

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Beginning of Spring

As the snow was beginning to melt back in Canada, it was starting to heat up here in Abu Dhabi for May springtime. The first weekend of May, we had Spence over for make your own pizza night and then … Continue reading

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Mikut Tonë Bardi

Back from Beirut, we were looking forward to seeing an old friend.  A colleague of mine from Albania had dropped us a line to let us know he would be in the UAE.  Unfortunately, both Bec and I’s weekend was … Continue reading

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