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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blogging Boomers Carnival: Sandy Edition

Welcome to the Blogging Boomer’s Carnival, a compendium of blogs by and for Baby Boomers (and those who love them) this week hosted by the Accidental Locavore. Superstorm Sandy is on everyone's minds this week as the victims work to put their lives back together but there is also a discussion of how to avoid scams when you repair after the storm and how Boomers are leading in the workforce. For your artistic  pleasures read about how Van Gogh followed his passion later in life and where is the most sought after dinner invitation in Dubai! Big week., Enjoy Blogging Boomer Carnival   

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Fall into Winter Boomer Blog Carnival

Laura Lee Carter, the Midlife Crisis Queen is hosting this week's Boomer Blog Carnival.

It’s now the dying time of the year.  All of our lovely aspen leaves fell off last week, just in time for our first snowfall, which arrived this past Thursday.

OK, I do love the snow, but I hate to see the leaves leave us, and I’m not much on raking either… But enough complaining, especially while our friends on the east coast bear the brunt of the storm!

Here’s the latest from our group of top Boomer Bloggers:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blogging Boomer Carnival #282

Politics, food, travel, care giving, retirement careers, and Halloween costumes are the topics for this week’s Blogging Boomer Carnival

This week, Rita from The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide is our host for Blogging Boomer Carnival #282.
The carnival is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Where is the most unique shopping scene in Dubai?

Dubai, like everything else here, takes shopping to the ultimate!

This amazing city is infamous for the extravagance of its shopping experiences. You can gorge yourself at the mega malls, one has more than 1200 stores, packed with every ultra-expensive designer and luxury brand known to woman. You can click right through ever expanding online shopping sites, save at multiple Duty Free Stores at the airport or scrounge for bargains at an outlet mall located in the desert. Shop around the world at Global Village or wander narrow passageways scavenging the traditional souqs for spices, textiles and heaven knows what else.

To tempt shoppers even more, Dubai offers two city wide shopping festivals a year where more than 6,000 stores offer heavy discounts. In fact, retail accounts for around 30 percent of the gross domestic product in Emirate of Dubai.

This is all well and good but maybe you are looking for something more? . . . something priceless?

Where is the most unique shopping experience in Dubai?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October's Blogging Boomer Carnival

     It's October, the month that includes Columbus
Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, United Nations Day,
and of course Halloween. Its Sightings at 60's turn
at the Blogging Boomer Carnival touches on some 
autumnal advice, but seems to focus mainly on health
. . . of the mind,  the spirit and the body. I hope these
posts will open  your eyes to some new perspectives, 
so page down and take a look.