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Getting ready to go to Agra/Taj Mahal

Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Views [781]

What a sweet little town Jodhpur is. Leaving tomorrow early - was sick all day yesterday and felt like going home........ The little family run hotel (Heaven Guest House) made me feel at home though and it wasn't all too bad. The antibiotics kicked ... Read more >

Tags: jodhpur market, where i got all those saris


leaving Palolem soon

Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | Views [663] | Comments [1]

3/7/2009 Still in Palolem – this lovely place –enjoying every minute of it. People are very honest and friendly I the way they try really hard to cheat you- I love their way of doing it: Looking you straight in the eye, huge beautiful smile. I bought ... Read more >

Tags: marta and i in front of our hut


A trip to the Market

Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | Views [769]

Early morning in Palolem. First let me tell you about our (Marta and my ) trip to Anjuna and the market (Gita calls it the flea-Market). After the four different buses and learning more about the Indian culture and the local traffic (which is ... Read more >

Tags: the nice juice


Gallery: Palolem, India

Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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going Goa

Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | Views [589]

The flight was delayed - of course, but we (Marta and I) got here. The airport was more my stile, not a sience fiction ghost image, but simple, small, primitive and very real. Gita and the taxi have been waiting for hours, but happy to see us. The humitity ... Read more >

Tags: view from the hut............


Gallery: Company outing

Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Company outing

Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Views [605]

Margit is being a good wifey -  We went to Al Ain on Friday (it being already weekend around here - Sunday, people go back to work).  First I was a bit irritated, since it is the town I had to drive through on my "visa run", but then, of ... Read more >


Swimming in the Gulf

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Views [622]

2/24/09 On the way with our bikes to our favorite groceries store -Spinney’s- Marta and I stopped at the women’s beach. I stripped down to my bra and underwear, and went swimming – for the first time this visit. The beach, the sand – all is men made, ... Read more >

Tags: marta on her bike on the corniche


How to apply for a visa to India

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Views [645]

2/22/09 Set out very early this morning to apply for a visa for India, first Marta (who I met in October 2008, when Coby and I visited the UAE the first time) and I took a taxi all the way out of town, to learn the visas and passports are handled ... Read more >


A weekend with Coby

Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Views [490]

Today, Coby and I took a trip out on the bikes (he rented one, because his bike hasn’t arrived yet…………..) All the way down the Corniche, past the Emirates Palace to the big Marina Mall (where I still couldn’t get the books I was looking for – that ... Read more >


The Story about India

Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Views [524]

Yesterday I learned that I need a visa for India, so I had to cancel the flight for tomorrow and since Friday and Saturday are like Saturday and Sunday here, I have to wait until Sunday to find an Indian consulate to apply for a visa –bummer…………..- ... Read more >


Gallery: Out with the bikes

Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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A word or two about the women:

Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | Views [543]

A lot of the women here are Muslims and do cover up their bodies and their hair. Some even wear a veil over their whole face (which is really strange when passing in an aisle or on a narrow street, because it appears as if they can’t see you, just because ... Read more >


Underpass

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Views [470]

This is an underpass to and from the corniche - a 5 mile run with a bike path from the west end of town to the east (or the other way around)


Marin bikes

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Views [901]

The biking is really fun and getting funner...Part of it is, that there are many pedestrian underpasses and the ramps (for wheel chairs) are different every time - narrow, with lots of bends or corners AND they go up and down, so, with a bike with no ... Read more >


Es ist nicht alles gold was glaenzt

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Views [463]

I made a HUGE mess with my credit card (have you ever tried paying your card twice in the same month and not having enough Moola both times? Does that go into the same category as an over achiever?), and it spun me into another attack of anxiety – my ... Read more >


Gallery: Parks and our apartment

Sunday, 15 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Is it green in Abu Dhabi's Parks?

Sunday, 15 Feb 2009 | Views [429]

The parks do look pretty nice and the plants are tropical like oasis’, so lots of palm trees. But –of course- they are all very organized and neat and there is no dirt on the ground at all – I think they even sweep the parks. But people do use ... Read more >


Coby's work

Sunday, 15 Feb 2009 | Views [365]

Thursday 2/12 Today we had a sand storm and it looked more like fog, but there really was sand/dust all over the cars and on my head, after spending some time outside. I was advised not to bike, so I wouldn’t breathe too much sand into my lungs. ... Read more >


Gallery: More pictures from Abu Dhabi

Sunday, 15 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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going shopping.............

Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | Views [457] | Comments [3]

Now starting the day with yoga (even though I watched TV while doing it - at least I admit it.........) is a good thing. The day is warm and sunny and I am getting used to my surroundings. Meaning, I bike and I don't mind the stares - its because there ... Read more >


Sky Diving?

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | Views [459]

2/9 It's sunny all the time - sunny as in summer, warm pleasant - how come I am still freezing? Biking is good - the conditions for it bad...........if I can survive this traffic I can do most anything. Today is bad - somehow, my body doesn't ... Read more >


About the bike..........

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | Views [395]

2/7 I got a bike today. Here a picture: Now, this is more like it! Coby came with me, after we spent 3 hours in an Internet Cafe - leaving Coby hungry and grumpy, he was still willing to wait, since I had a gazillion requests to the bike shop people ... Read more >


Arriving in Dubai

Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [434]

6:10 PM 2/4/2009        After leaving my home, my life, my daughter................arriving in Dubai, was entering a science fiction movie - ghost town. All the shiny new walls - a dizzying inviroment. Ready for the crowds to arrive - in hope they ... Read more >


The Abu Dhabi Experience................

Sunday, 8 Feb 2009 | Views [404]

Now, this is just a test - after having written a story and having it disappear on me...........no fun, even in the land of "creative time"......... Now lets see if this posts and I will be brave enough to write some more...........later..... Read more >


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