Of visas and residency

Another view of where I live Only 15 days to go and I’ve got my ticket! Originally there was a problem getting me on the August 31 flight, with no ordinary seats available until September 12. My kind bosses here decided to update me at a cost of Eu250-ish. Since my visa expires on September […]

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Getting my reminiscences in early

The street where I live (for only another 15 days) What will I miss when I leave? That’s a tough one. At the moment, don’t think I’ll be looking back much. It will be interesting to see what kind of flashbacks – if any – I get. In Australia, the beauty of SydneyHarbour only gradually […]

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Getting my reminiscences in early

The street where I live (for only another 15 days) What will I miss when I leave? That’s a tough one. At the moment, don’t think I’ll be looking back much. It will be interesting to see what kind of flashbacks – if any – I get. In Australia, the beauty of SydneyHarbour only gradually […]

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Charles Dickens – essential reading

If nothing else, I have learned the point of Charles Dickens while here in the Gulf. For those who have found the time to read his work, Dickens is an enormously rich writer. In the Victorian era, he wrote the soap operas of the time, delivered in weekly chunks to his adoring fans. Just the […]

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Charles Dickens – essential reading

If nothing else, I have learned the point of Charles Dickens while here in the Gulf. For those who have found the time to read his work, Dickens is an enormously rich writer. In the Victorian era, he wrote the soap operas of the time, delivered in weekly chunks to his adoring fans. Just the […]

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More die on buildings

Thurs 10 Aug Another sickening accident on the buildings – and this time it’s at Al B*da, near this apartment, where I have been gleefully photographing the frenetic tearing down of entire streets, usually by one man and his digger (which shows just how well constructed these buildings are). In this case, five Pakistani construction […]

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