Happy New Year! Oh wait…

January almost gone!ย  I realize the longer we live in the UAE, the less time we have on our hands. I remember when we first came in April 2017 we thought we will have loads of time to do the stuff we like, as many things are being taken care of by others. But here […]

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Adventures in Fujairah

To give you an impression of my past month I may just summarize the past 36 hours: Creamfields festival in Abu Dhabi, featuring Above and Beyond, Axwell and Ingrosso, and my absolute favourite deadmau5; beach; Louvre Abu Dhabi seeing the famous works of Picasso, Monet…you name it; The Match 2 and 3 of FIFA Club […]

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No more taxis!

The first big news of the past 3 weeks is that we finally got a car. What’s the big deal, you think? Well, not really a big deal if you have lived here for years or somewhere in the suburbs of a big city. But having lived in the center of Copenhagen for nearly 9 […]

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“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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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