October 27, 2011
|Getting to Maya Beach|
|Fog on the Road|
Next, I just have to tell you all about fog days. Fog days out here are like snow days. They don’t happen too often, but when they do school is ran in different procedures. The fog out here is so thick that you cannot see what is within two feet ahead of you. So, the busses do not run at normal time and they advise you for the most part to stay home until the fog has cleared and safe to travel. The students usually arrive to school around 7:30a.m. a bus; now arrive around 10:00a.m. Really this procedure has only happened about three times this year (two which were last Wednesday and Thursday), but is so interesting. You have to think though that for Abu Dhabi, this is their extreme weather. It doesn’t get too cold here for snow to occur (it’s a dry dessert). Which also brings me to the point; I miss seeing clouds high in the sky, especially the cumulus clouds. Yes fog is a cloud low to the ground, but for the most part you will not see a cloudy sky…the sky is 98% cloud free for a great day. Even as I type this and look outside there isn’t a single cloud of any type in sight.
|View Sitting at the Beach|
Last weekend I spent it hanging out in Abu Dhabi seeing new sights that I had not yet seen. A few friends and I went to a “new” beach this weekend. It’s not new to Abu Dhabi, just new to us. It was a secluded beach a few miles away from the main city of Abu Dhabi. You have to take a small fifteen minute boat ride out to get to this beach. The beach allows loud music to be played during the day and has more of a tourist feel to it. Later on in the day I went to the Abu Dhabi film festival with a friend who is from Ireland. We went out and saw Pina which is a 2011 German 3-D film. It has won many awards and even voted on the New York Times top ten to see. It was an entertaining and inspiring film, definitely not like any other dance movies I’ve seen.
|I was covering my friend's jellyfish|
sting on her leg :/
|One of the Boats to get to Beach|
The pictures on here are from this past weekend from my friend’s cameras. Since we are all doing the same things you can see some of what’s going on in my life, just through their eyes.
|View of Abu Dhabi from Maya Beach|
|Waiting for the Boat|
|Riding to the Beach|