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  1. Debby Leigh

    Claire- How do I join you on this journey of yours? Life has changed and I’m changing with it! Love you and your blog…… Send me a ticket, and, I’ll retire from the nursing home! Debby

  2. Geraint Isitt

    I worked in Saudi Arabia for 5 years, Claire. That place is unfunny as well. I’m currently in Dubai. I look forward to reading your trials and tribulations. I went to Kuwait once. I found it a little better than Saudi.

      1. Geraint Isitt

        You NEED to see Dubai. Let me know. I’m an awesome English speaking guide. My rates are very reasonable as well. lol.
        Flights aren’t too expensive and I even work for Emirates.

      2. Claire Grasse Post author

        I will definitely do that when I can make it there **tries to remember what a day off is like. Fails.**

        Likewise if you ever come here to “detox.”

  3. Claire Grasse Post author

    It’s not too bad, since I work nights and sleep all day. I go in to work right at sundown so–free prize in the cereal box–the traffic circles are deserted, as people are breaking their fasts.

  4. vakunzmann

    Sabah al-khair. or Masaa al-khair. Ismee Victoria. I love connecting to other expats (?) working in the Middle East. Although I was repatriated one year ago, I taught English in Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Not at all as “glamorous” as Dubai, I assure you. However, Dubai has its’ underbelly. I lived and worked in the middle of the desert, approximately 100 kilometers from the Saudian Arabian border. It was a very traditional town. I mean I wore an abaya and a shayla!
    As far as the un-funniest place on earth, you nailed it. But please, you must include the town in which I taught. When I say un-funny and traditional, I reference Sharia Law and women being unable to laugh in public. Yes,you heard that right, I was unable to laugh! Very un-funny place. But I had quite an adventure and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m back home, however, I have a son, his wife and my soon to be born granddaughter living in Kuwait. They have lived in there for about 6 years. Completely un-funny.
    Can’t wait to read more of your posts, Insha’ ‘allah. Shokran, massalama. Peace, ~victoria


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