“Getting chilly”

If it were not for my husband yesterday asking when was the last time I wrote a blog post, I probably wouldn’t have done it today! Time flies when you are having fun πŸ™‚ And indeed, I couldn’t have done it yesterday, as we were in Dubai. Now and then we go there, primarily for […]

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Holiday over. Hello, holiday!

And so we had our first holiday after moving to Abu Dhabi: a two-week getaway. We decided to go to somewhere warmer, of course. Haha – just kidding πŸ™‚ Since we have received the 110% dose of vitamin D this year already we decided to visit, well, home – our parents, relatives and friends in […]

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New discoveries

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Β Last weekend we went to Dubai – for the first time, a proper weekend with 2 nights in a hotel. We did what people usually like to do here, starting with going out to eat – to have an amazing steak at Prime68 enjoying a beautiful sunset […]

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Summertime!

It’s mid of July and we have survived almost 3 months here – 1 week from now will be exactly 3 months. One challenge was Ramadan. Check. Another challenge is summer which is very…well, summer-like. Temperatures hit 42-43 degrees during the day, fall back to 33-34 during the night. It still feels very pleasant to […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Our first Ramadan journey finished on our way from Abu Dhabi airport 9pm Saturday: the news broke that the moon committee (something) said Eid (means celebration) starts tomorrow, i.e. Sunday. So the public holiday will be on until Wednesday. Eid Mubarak – have a great holiday πŸ™‚ The last week of Ramadan I traveled to […]

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Ramadan: week 2…and counting

Last time I wrote was about Day 1 full Ramadan experience. This time it is exactly two weeks since the start of Ramadan, and the start of our experiment to actually live the Ramadan routine. Well, not exactly. For us, who are active early birds, this means one meal per day – a sumptuous Iftar […]

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Ramadan: on

So here it comes. Just a month after we have been here, the most cultural experience kicks off – Ramadan is on. It is a month (9th in the Islamic calendar), lasting 29-30 days observed by Muslims worldwide, and dates change according to the moon. The exact date is only known a day in advance, […]

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