Who wears short shorts?

Last Monday, I nearly had to drag Wafiq to the airport. Let’s just say Austin knows how to party really hard and Katie + Wafiq haven’t been on that level in a long time.  Because I was sick throughout the weekend I had the blessing in disguise of being able to avoid most “welcome back” […]

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Driving: Dubai vs. The United States

I’ve been eagerly waiting to write this post. EAGERLY. I’m considering this a Public Service Announcement to all American’s. Driving in Dubai vs. Driving in America. It took me a long time to figure out why driving in America was giving me such terrible anxiety. I was SO nervous every time I had to go […]

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Culture Shock: Back in The United States

Culture Shock: a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation (Webster Dictionary). This is hilarious. I can’t believe I’m addressing this. When I came back from the Dominican Republic a few years ago I remember the study abroad organization […]

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My Top Ten – WORST of Dubai

It’s only fair – If I tell you what I LOVED doing in Dubai for the year and half I lived here, I also tell you what I should have AVOIDED. Here is my list of the WORST activities from my times out + about in Dubai. I actually had a hard time remembering the […]

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Myth Busting Dubai

Myth Number 1: Dubai is not safe I’m not really sure where the idea that Dubai is not safe comes from. Probably the generalization of the entire Middle East. Which makes sense – I’m sure countries in war zones are a bit on the unsafe side. But Dubai is not a war zone.  For me, […]

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Post-Friend.

I feel like I haven’t posted something in a long time, with Juliana taking over I kind of forgot about my blogging duties. Post-Friend. I think that’s what I’ll talk about in this blog. Post-Friend. Aka: Juliana visiting for 3 weeks, then leaving. Due to the amount of people that have dropped notes to me […]

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My Sweet Sweetness Bernice

Look at that face! I told myself before I moved out of the United States that I wouldn’t blog about my dog, Bernice, until I could write that she was with me. I would put a photo of us happy and together.  Unfortunately, being reunited with my little girl didn’t come as quickly as I […]

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