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OK guys, so this is it. To make a long story short, (and it really is a long story - I'll come back on this) this is my small and humble blog on how I came to go to Dubai and how I'll be living and working there.
After many weeks of preparations, my suitcases are finally packed and I think I have everything. In my good old style, we'll see in a few days time which ...
I managed to fit in a quick day trip to Lens to see the Louvre outpost there and also connect with a doctoral student I met last summer. We met there, went to the Louvre, had lunch, and then walked to the top of one of "les terrils" and drank some champagne. It was a lovely day all around. I am fond of coal mining towns because of my own geneology. The town has preserved these large coal mountains as a reminder of the hard work and sacrifice of the coal miners.
... a day that had gone to plan at all, but I am very glad it got to experience it.
plan was to leave Bruges the next day and head into Germany, but we had
a problem, we could not find two beds in a hostel in Germany, everthing
was full. It was Saturday night and the Christmas markets are popular.
So after some stress and finding two beds at another hostel in Bruges we
decided to spend another night and hire some bikes to have a look
... a Dannish hot dog and went grocery shopping. I did laundry! And we watched a couple movies and ate lots of chocolate :) good day!!! Monday I caught and overnight train to Amsterdam. It was my first overnighter so I didn't know what to expect but it turned out well. I shared a 6 seat cabin with a German guy and we got to lay across the seats and actually sleep. It was good. The morning I arrived I went straight to a walking tour, they showed us the main square, the red light ...
... a French SIM so we have Internet for the next part of our trip. We get the lady in the shop to activate the phone and data package for us. We randomly pick a direction and have a stroll around town to be greeted with a beautiful, lively, café strip around the central square, which was overlooked by the cathedral.
It is becoming apparent that English will not suffice here but we are getting by on Kerrie's limited French. We settled on a ...