Living in Arabia, constant contradictions, surprises and sometimes disasters caused culture shock. However, one delightful but highly unknown, is Christmas cards – designed as either ‘Season’s Greetings’ and ‘Happy New Year’ cards, available in December. In 1985, I was able to mail such cards to friends and family in the States. However, I heard other women complain that the clerks at Riyadh’s main post office refused to accept them. Following are many Arabic cards, designed by Oriental Art Gallery and others in Dubai. Also included are two from mostly Muslim Indonesia and one from Egypt. Continue reading Christmas Cards from Arabia, Indonesia and Egypt
Now? No. Back in 1984 – Yes. It was an adventure of a lifetime. Continue reading Would I teach English overseas again? Now?
Teaching overseas includes 80% stress for 20% exotica: bad housing, incompetent colleagues and supervisors, and grades changed by management. I’m glad I’m done with it. Continue reading My Reality of Teaching Overseas
(All photos are mine except for the Bali postcard and above UAE holiday card) 1. CANADA – 2 years Stanley Park, Vancouver http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx Two years of happiness. Fantastic opportunity to write and receive feedback on my writing in … Continue reading Top 10 Foreign Delights by countries lived in