Category Archives: The Middle East

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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Beirut Blog

April started with Easter.  We had our close friends over for a traditional meal of ham, Bev’s scalloped potatoes, and JeriLynne’s famous carrots. That weekend, we were invited by one of our AD Wine Club friends to go boating around … Continue reading

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March Madness

After the move, we started getting settled in the new pad. We had barely unpacked and found out we had an unexpected friend in town from Canada. Jesse McLeay was visiting for work and dropped us a line. We gave … Continue reading

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