One week has passed since my arrival in the UAE. I already feel at home. I love getting lost in the sounds of other languages that are constantly being spoken around me. This goes a step beyond cultural immersion to multi-cultural immersion!
I couldn’t get past the shock of being here for the first two days. The initial priorities of purchasing a new sim card for my iPhone and visiting the currency exchange was accomplished then.
The next four days consisted of paperwork for banking and residency, a trip to the beach, medical checks, national ID’s, and an orientation. Yes, we’ve been busy.
Facing Thanksgiving was a little treacherous but we made it through (my crew and I) by spending the day at the mall and the beach.
On Black Friday, I saw Breaking Dawn!!! And today was a trip to the Grand Mosque!
All of that in one week. What’s in store for tomorrow? Wait and see!