Qasr Al Sharq
Travel Blogs from Jeddah
... it’s difficult here. No. It’s because I want to see loved ones. I want to breathe fresh Canadian air and drink beer with my dad. I got a niece to hold. She’s tiny, precious and Texan. I want to swill beer with my friends and jump around like a lunatic. I want to chase uncatchable women and dance as if it’s the end of the world. I want to see the smiles that are waiting for me and hug and kiss my mom.
... wir daran, vielleicht auch hier von Bord zu gehen und den Pilgerstätten Mekka und Medina einen Besuch abzustatten. Bei ersten Recherchen im Internet zu dieser Idee, lösten sich diese Pläne gleich wieder in Luft auf. Ungläubige, wie wir, haben keinen Zugang zu diesen Pilgerorten. Die saudische Regierung schottet sich aber auch sonst weitestgehend von Besuchern aus der Außenwelt ab. Ein reguläres Touristenvisum kennt man hier gar nicht.
... headed into the water. It was the craziest feeling floating there as you are top heavy in the water and everytime you try to move you just bob and fall over onto your side. I made the mistake of diving under the water to try to remove the mud from my face, and ended up with burning eyes that stung and watered for 5 minutes after until all the salt was washed out. It was not something I did twice. hahahaha We stayed in the water for about an hour until ...
... roads full of reckless driving. The ones we must brave to get to school. He has skill. We don’t say much but we do communicate with smiles. Me and Shogie smiling at the front of the bus each day. Buckled in for the ride. Thanks Shogie.
In my short teaching career I have quickly learned the value of having good bus drivers, cleaners and support staff. They truly make the job easier and I value them greatly.
Thanks for ...
... I have heard good things from their teacher from last year. Stoked!
I’ll start hunting for another contract this week for the coming two years after I complete my contract here in June of 2012. There’s a job fair in London and one in Bangkok in the month of January.
Maybe hit one, maybe hit two.
The outcome unknown to me and also unknown to you.
The future’s uncertain and the end is always near.
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