Saturday, March 8, 2008

Abu Dhabi - Day 1

I made it (as evidenced by my diatribe of a last posting on this here blog)! The plane ride from JFK to the UAE was longer than anyone should have to survive (and the one on the way back is even longer!), but it was completely worth it!

Highlights of the day:
  • Seeing Laura and Matt and the kids. Those kids are hilarious. I'm sure I'll have plenty of stories to tell on here at a later point...too tired now...
  • Going to the Heritage Village. The artisans weren't there, but I got to see a camel and got a picture of it!...will post later. :)
  • Marina Mall...the biggest mall pretty much anywhere. This thing had EVERYTHING imaginable there. We went to a perfumery where they sell traditional perfumes. I thought one of them smelled gross. So I'm an uncultured swine.
  • Emirates Palace Hotel. President Bush stayed there while he was visiting the country. It's a 7-star hotel that has a lunch buffet for about $60USD. That's a BUFFET. Wow.
  • Buying fabric. I found some awesome tapestry fabric for about $3/yd. That's a steal. I don't know why I even thought twice about it.

Well, I will get some pictures on here in a day or two and try to keep posting about what's going on here. Lots of fun and hopefully more sleep to come!


Blogger Shawn and Brittany said...

Please post pictures of all this cause then we can really live through you!

March 10, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Blogger Laceski said...

I'm so jealous! Your trip sounds incredible already, and you've only been there a couple of days! I can't wait to see pictures.

March 10, 2008 at 3:24 PM


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