In 2010, Katie and Roger Foster took a "leap-of-faith" and temporarily moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where Roger had accepted a position. This blog is an account of their expat adventures and travels around the Arabian peninsula and beyond.
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.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Boomer Blog Carnival #262
The Blogging Boomers have a variety of offering for you this week. What emotional type are you? What about your spouse/partner?SoBabyBoomer wonders what happens when opposites get together. The Midlife Crisis Queenis blowing OFF STEAM with her new blog while the Accidental Locavore cooked up a tasty baked asparagus fries recipe for us. And Tom Sightings wonders how one goes on vacation when you are already retired! On the financial front, Rita Robison tackles the problem of switching banks. And fromArabian Tales, Dubai walking tours of the souqs and the historic Bastakiya neighborhood. Even if you can't get to Dubai you will enjoy an "arm chair" walk through these exotic locations.
Fresh asparagus are one of the great foods of
spring! The Accidental Locavore shares a recipe for Baked Asparagus Fries, a sure bet for even
fussy asparagus eaters!
Tom Sightings wonders: How can you go on vacation when
you're already retired? He notes inA Short
Vacationthat retirement is never an all-or-nothing
condition. And besides, just because we're retired doesn't mean we can't
week, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, wrote on The Survive and Thrive
Boomer Guide about the problems consumers have switching
from banks to other financial institutions. Switching takes time, and it costs money to close an account
and transfer funds, a report by Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer
Reports found. Some banks also set up “zombie accounts,” accounts that have
been reopened after they’ve been closed, if any activity hits them, which can
result in substantial charges.Consumers Union also found in its investigation that the top
10 banks didn’t give consumers clear information on account closing policies.