Friday, April 20, 2007
Our Nad Al Shiba
Although it is going to become Dubai-ized in the not-too-distant future - which is such a shame.
OUr house is the square building with the long thin horizontal windows - find the camel and then go directly up (you can see our Jeep parked outside).
The building with the dome on it is the Hospital: Nad Al Shiba Veterinary hospital (www.nadvethosp.com) - so you can see that Chris's commute in the morning isn't really too arduous!!!
All around us are camel pens - for racing camels. Nad Al Shiba has a gigantic camel race track (actually I think they only come in 'gigantic') and every day twice a day there are long lines of camels making their way to the track for training.
i love that sometimes I am late to work because i've been held up by a bunch of camels (not literally you understand, the camel is not known for its criminal tendancies!!)
It is no place of outstanding natural beauty but it is unique and very special to us and it is hilarious to see people's faces drop after we've collected them at the airport and drive them out here!!!
Posted by Caroline at 9:10 PM