My Home

Moving to a new city means hours of wandering around finding this store or that necessity. The other day I had a specific list of places to find as I dodged mopeds, hopped over the results of donkey carts pausing for passers by to look at the owner’s wares, avoided strange puddles in this desert … More My Home

Riding Along in My Automobile: How to Learn a New City

I had been in a new city for a few days learning my immediate neighborhood, figuring out how to buy groceries even though I didn’t speak any Arabic, and learning how to work my incredibly odd washing machine with all its strange buttons. And now it was time to venture beyond the confines of my … More Riding Along in My Automobile: How to Learn a New City

Moving in

Moving into a new place is always filled with great adventures and many trips down various aisles of places like Walmart and Lowes. But I live in the Middle East. We don’t have Walmarts or Lowes. What we do have are amazing furnished apartments like mine. This cozy little two bedroom flat boasts a tiny … More Moving in

Immigration

Living in a foreign country means visits to government offices. An intimidating task, to be sure. There’s a lot of trial and error in figuring out exactly what needs to be done when. And then they change all the rules. For a while this is what is required of me: Take a service (15 passenger … More Immigration