Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche
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Only a couple of months to go and I won't be sad to go home to Australia and get ready for another adventure, I have not found anything that resonates with me as a person over here. Even Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai they are not places that I will be dreaming about or trying to fit in a quick trip to like Vietnam.
... in a weekend, so we set off. The drive was a four hour ordeal that didn't include any bathroom stops. Enough said. The highway was three lanes each way. The outside lane was for trucks (of which there was a steady stream), the second lane was for cars and the inside lane was for the 'crazies" (labelled so because of the speed which they passed by). We were travelling 120kph, the crazies would zoom by at any speed. If you were caught in ...
... I nearly blew my head off last night on night duty.
So things I like; the way every-one who visits relatives in hospital brings a thermos full of coffee from home and a bag of treats - dates or little cakes and nuts. I like the old mumma who peak out from behind their veils and if they see you staring smile so their eyes crinkle up.
Weird things this week; I nearly fell off the path when a arab lady wearing an abaya rode past on a ...
... plants the type that would be lost under all the others in my garden in Australia. The tiny little flowers of the succulent near my front door delight me every time a new one blooms and I am filled with as much pride as when my roses in Australia are in full bloom in November. The moon and sun are both far bigger in Saudi (I'm sure this is a true fact!) the sunset and sunrises are stunning every single day. The full moon hanging just above the mosque is an amazing sight that ...
... so at least I know the prayer times and significance of certain times of year.
On the social front I have been asked to babysit this week and have the privilege of sharing a house with three puppies who love cuddles so that has helped me not to miss my little men at home. I have been to the supermarket again and found a few new things to cook with, including tomtillo's - yum, dodgy little long life sponge rolls with fake cream in ...