24.08.2011 107 °F
Stepping off the plane at the airport, we were greeted with a blast of hot, humid, sweaty desert air. If there's a Hell, I think I just stepped foot in it. The air was so thick, I was lucky I could breathe. Did I forget to mention we came in at 10 pm? 10 pm at night and it was STILL this hot? What will the daytime bring? Thank God we'll have a pool to swim in at home and the Arabian Gulf across the street, plenty of places to cool off, right? Im so thankful I love to swim as much as fish.
The car ride home from the airport was amazing to say the least. We live in the heart of the city, amongst all the incredible, architecturally built towers. Most of the towers are lit up to accentuate the building. So many different light colors on the towers, red, purple, green, white, the colors are endless. We ended up having to take 2 taxis to get home from the aiport, afterall, there were 4 of us, 4 animals and ALL that luggage!!
Seeing our flat for the first time, it was everything I expected it to be, and more. I couldnt ask for a better place to live. There are 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and its all furnished. The fourth bedroom is much smaller than the others and is supposed to be the "maids room". Apparently many Expatriates (I'm now an Expatriate!) have a maid who lives with them and does the cooking and cleaning, and for very cheap wages. I'm not so much into having a stranger live with me, so we won't be doing that. At first I was not so interested in having a stranger come into my home and clean, but with talking to friends, they all had maids, so I gave one a try. A friend of my husband had a maid who came highly recommended. We gave her a try and we've had her ever since. She comes in once a week for a few hours. There's nothing greater than coming home to a freshly cleaned home!