Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers
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This week mark's the week that I learn the frustration of "Insha'Allah" and have to remind myself that "Que Sera Sera" should be my response.
Insha'Allah is a word that is commonly used and the first word of Arabic that you learn in an Arabic speaking country. It is pronounced in a slow drawl with a focus on the first syllable which is pronounced En. It means God Willing or if Allah wills, effectively it will happen when it happens and it is 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.
... seeing what sort of celebrations occur, the majority of my friends will be taking advantage of the five days off to get away for a short break so I have puppy sitting duties that I will look forward to :) Always keen to look after a fur friend.
I was sitting in my little house and I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself, I need to go grocery shopping so the fridge is empty and I was to lazy to walk to the Indian takeaway so ended ...
... even though it is after 2000. We sneak into a Thai restaurant via the back stairs (trying not to look in the kitchen) and order Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup and veggie curry along with fresh lemon juice. The lemon juice is literally a glass of lemon juice and ice and on the side is a little jug of sugar syrup, you add the sugar syrup to taste….was nice.
After dinner we go on the hunt for kitchen pots and pans, the streets are narrow, filthy and smelly. I ...
... through immigration and customs and out to the first colleague I met an Irish nurse in a tartan Abaya. Who immediately made me feel welcome.
I had made it. It was 1800 at night, 46 degrees and about 20% humidity.
The drive through from Damman to Dharahan was approx 45 minutes, past half built compounds, dusty open areas and massive shopping malls.
Absolutely knackered and ready for bed