Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche
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Australia Day on the base, quite good. Found out there is a thai restaurant on camp and they have a reggae DJ.................. not very Australian but they had made an effort with the decorations and there was a few Ozzie accents around. Felt much happier after an evening with some Ozzie's eating thai food and listening to ACDC :)
The base has become my little safe haven, I have yoga and spin classes on my door step, the supermarket and can walk to work in ...
So in my last entry I was waiting for my registration from the Medical Council which took 16 weeks in total, I then waited 4 days for my Igama (residency visa) and another week for a multiple exit visa so that I could actually leave the country and get back in again. Now I am sitting in an airport lounge with a glass of pinot gregio reflecting on my first 4 months in Saudi Arabia.
There have been a number of highs and lows over the last few months as I have adjusted ...
... OMG, I never keep bits of paper like this, I don't even request them. So frantic phone calls to Australia and places I hadn't worked for over 10 years, I was quite surprised to find that I could still get them all..........was remind of why I stopped working for NSW Health tho..........remains inefficient as it was 7 years ago!!!!
So finally I presented with trembling knees and visions of being placed ...
... to any query on timeframes, health concerns, shop opening times, when will banana be back in stock at the supermarket etc etc.
The best response is 'Alhamdulillah" which means "Thanks and Praise be to God", usually said when something has actually happened!!! Yeah, progress.
I have been taken back to working in remote communities in Australia were time starts to lose its potency, things will happen you just have to relax and go with the ...
... quite close. The other thing that I have got used to seeing is the gardeners stretched out in the oddest places in the middle of the day, nearly fell over one lying in my little garden today as I went to turn the hose on.
It feel like it is getting slightly cooler or I am getting used to the heat one or the other but it is a relief either way and this week I am going to investigate the golf course walk....5.4kms of sweaty enjoyment.