Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be moving to a foreign country to live, let alone a country in the Middle East. Over the 2009 Christmas and New Year’s holidays, my husband Roger and I discussed what we wanted the next part of our life to be like. He thought that before retiring, he would like to do one more airport project but only if he could find something very interesting. I half-jokingly agreed that would be fine but could he try for an exotic location? As usual, Roger came through and soon we were headed to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This blog is a recap of our "leap-of- faith" wanderings around the Middle East and beyond. We joyfully share these expat experiences.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Boomer Chronicles is hosting the carnival this week. Here is the cornucopia of offerings:

From Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures, surviving the seemingly endless tasks of setting up a new home in a foreign country can be enough to send some people back home on the next plane. No need for that if you check out a new series @home . . . Getting Connected Online and On the Ground. The first of the series, @home in Dubai written by Anne O’Connell, offers practical tips, checklists and quality resources for getting settled in the unique city of Dubai.

SoBabyBoomer asks, “Is the bank really the safest place to keep your money?

Though the holiday time is a great time to connect with friends and family, it can be a challenge for some. Lucie from Midlife Musingsexplains her thoughts on the subject.

The Midlife Crisis Queen has been raising a stink lately about all of the indispensable advice we receive from millionaire celebrities.  Go see why AARP magazine drives her nuts, and not in a good way!

Like many of us, Tom Sightings is worried about the future prospects for Social Security. Congress is debating whether to extend the payroll tax cut, or even to make it deeper, in order to give a boost to the economy. It makes sense, doesn't it, until you start thinking where is Social Security going to get the money to make its payroll to senior citizens? Check it out at It’s Not Nice to Fool Social Security.

Guitarist Hubert Sumlin 
Head over to Contemporary Retirement to find out which two wild men of rock are stepping up to pay for the funeral of an old blues guitarist who died this week.

What did a prominent NYC dermatologist find so extraordinary that the Accidental Locavore could probably barter it for a whole body Botox?

1 comment:

  1. WOW! this sounds like an interesting exciting event to attend with lots of amusing and exciting activities. The questions that are to be answered has raised curosity.