Saturday, November 22, 2008

Two-Wheeler, Italian Food, and Dutch Tea in Abu Dhabi!

Life in Abu Dhabi can be annoying (here is a sample UAE soap), but never ever boring. Here is a few recent developments in our lives:

- A few days after the motorcycle purchase, Q got yet another set of two-wheeler and has been loving riding it - with a safety vest on of course! :)

- We had an Italian couchsurfing guest last week, Roberto from Pesaro, who absolutely cooked up an storm in our kitchen. A three-course homemade good-hearted Italian meal - it was heavenly! Grazie tante, Roberto! I know I've said this before, and I will say it again - Couchsurfing is absolutely one of the best ways to travel without leaving home!

- As I am busy preparing for an upcoming exam, I developed a habit of drinking herbal tea while studying. And I was able to finally try out a gift that one of Q's friends gave us - Dutch-made Yogi Tea, I like it! To whoever gave us this cute and thoughtful gift, please come forward as Q forgot who you were - thanks bunches!

p.s. As I am typing this, Q just arrived in Minsk, Belarus, where it's snowing right now. And Abu Dhabi is only uhm - not to make anyone feel bad - 30 degree celcius and sunny. ;)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Got my wheels!


I've finally bought a motorcycle here in Scaby Dhabi!

It's a Honda CBR600F4i, bought second hand from guy in Dubai with a mere 9,000 km on the clock. It looks spic-and-span!

And to top it off, I might just have the shortest license plate I'll ever have, with only 4 digits (it's only 4 because it's a special motorcycle license and there aren't that many around (yet) in Abu Dhabi).

I'm one happy camper!

Now I only have to sell my Aprilia Falco back in The Netherlands... anyone interested? :)