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Kylie’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 21 Feb 2008

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

MapWell Hi all! Welcome to my new travel page. I figure that i have been away from Oz for over 4 years now, so it might be about time I set this up for you all to follow my adventures (as I sometimes find myself to busy to wirite regular emails).
I am settling into busy Dubai, home of the world's most inconsiderate drivers (and I thought Asia was bad!) We awoke today to another sandstorm, so my beautifully washed car of last night was covered in sand this morning. Myself and the only other newbie here at Uptown have been here just shy of 60 days which means that we have had to do a "Visa Run" to Oman, departing with a 'driver' at 7am this morning. In other words we have to leave the country and come back in again so that wecan get another 60 days entry visa stamped into our passports. We have been told it can take as long as 8 or 9 months to get a permanent Visa here so I envisage quite a few more Visa Runs in the future.
We have a four day weekend here for our mid-term break so, you guessed it...I am at school playing catch up. We then have a 2-week break at the end of March. I am hoping to get out and see a bit more of Dubai during this time.
Had a bit of flooding during my second week here. Closed all the roads and the school down for 3 days. You can see some of the damage to my brand new apartment in the pics I have attached.
Joined a netball team this week and was really excitied until I saw the uniform we have to wear. Imagine a very short tight tennis skirt style number with the shorts attached underneath. Then imagine it in HOT PINK with my fluro white legs...not a pretty sight! So you guessed it...I am not eating for the next 12 months!
Anyway, going to say Bye Bye 4 Now and keep my fingers crossed that my latest foray into technology works. Next step is to download some pics of my unit and a few snap shots form a wee road trip i went on with the girls 2 weekends ago! Hope it all works.
Missing you all heaps!
Love Kylz xxx