Friday, November 26, 2010

Hello Dubai!

I have some epic (but only mildly food-related) news to share. Andy and I are moving to Dubai! His company is sending him to the Middle East to work, and I'm tagging along to play! We'll be there for about 3 months in early 2011, and we're ridiculously excited for the adventure of a lifetime.

Marina nights
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Since I don't have any concrete plans yet over there (besides exploring the biggest mall in the world), I'm hoping to use my time to learn about the food of the region: how to shop for it, make it, and especially eat it. I'm also planning on sharpening my photography skills and working on my 101 in 1001 goals list (which expires next summer), honing the fine art of napping (kidding. Sort of.), and taking plenty of weekend trips to places I've never imagined I'd get to go.

closing time
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I'm pretty flabbergasted that we have such a cool opportunity, and I can't wait to share it with all of you. I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to start another blog just for our travels, but you can bet that if it's food-related (and really, what isn't food-related with me?!), I'll post about it here.

Tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa:
through the clouds
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Has anyone ever been to Dubai? I'd love some insider advice.

11 comments:

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

This is insanely awesome news, Amy! So excited for you and Andy!

a Broad said...

I hope you blog about Everything !
I can't wait to start reading it :)

Cyd said...

How crazy cool! So excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness! That will be amazing! I can't wait to hear what you do and learn there!

Linda said...

Wow! That's amazing. I cannot wait to hear all about your travels!

Natalie said...

wow, so cool! can't wait to read about it all :)

Renee said...

Wow!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures and the food! I know so little about Middle East cuisine.

lettersnlettuce said...

That is awesome! A lot of Europeans are currently moving down there. It's a prospering region. I have a very good dutch friend, who lives and works in Dubai since the summer. He is very nice. If you need some help, I will be happy to give you his contact details. He is incredibly busy and as far as I know lives from coffee, so I don't know how much he can help you cooking+food-wise, but I know that his job takes him a lot of places, so I am sure he could be of some help. Just let me know...

Jessica said...

Wow, you're going to have an amazing time!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

How exciting! A good friend of my sister is living in Dubai right now with her Fiance... well, not living with since that is frowned upon there, but she is living there for him and may (or may not) be in the same apt.
Anyway, I'm sure she'd love to answer any questions you may have and talk Dubai. Let me know if you want me to connect you two :)

Tara said...

How very awesome- an experience of a lifetime indeed! I hope that we get to hear all about the experience!

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