You’d think that after 3 years of a long- distance (really long!) relationship we’d be used to saying our good-byes. Wrong. It does not get any easier.
This post has been coming for quite awhile. I am certain it’s the first one out of several. Some of these are, eh…, surprising. Some are legitimate.
1. So where is it you are going?
The United Arab Emirates, also known as the UAE. Capital: Abu Dhabi. Population: 5,314,317. Official language: Arabic. Religion: Islam.
2. Saudi Arabia??? (bulging eyes optional)
No. Even though both countries have the word “arab” in their names, they are not the same. The UAE and Saudi Arabia do share a border and a religion, but are quite different in many ways.
3. Where is it?
4. Isn’t it dangerous?
5. Will you (Jenia) have to wear a whatever it is called that their women have to wear? You know, being covered head to toe?
No, I don’t have to wear any of these things. However, I will certainly invest into a couple of abayas. Expat women rave about them.
6. Will you have Internet access/phone/electricity?
I just got an e-mail from ProEx. My authenticated documents are shipping from DC today. Yay!