Category Archives: The Middle East

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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Abu Dhabi Again

During the beginning of August in Berlin, I kept busy with a few different meetup events including Thirsty Thursdays with Girls Gone International, Yoga morning flow in Tiergarten Park, and my regular Sunday 5 km run through Tiergarten. I attended the International … Continue reading

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Anniversary in Oman

Initially, I had planned a romantic anniversary weekend in Venice but, unfortunately, Dan told me he just couldn’t take any time off during this busy work period…there may have even been a Skype argument over this very topic. However, I decided … 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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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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Driving the Dunes and Hiking the Hajars

As of late, I’ve been busy on the weekends out in the dunes and in the Hajars.  The weekend after meeting Chris in Oman, I spent Friday in the emirate of Sharjah.  Oryx 4×4 organized an afternoon “Superbowl” of dune … Continue reading

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Meet-Up in Muscat

Before Bec and I set out on our Scandinavian tour, my old friend Chris invited me to join him and his family in Muscat.  Chris has been working rotation in Oman for many years and his family was coming over … Continue reading

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