i love unusual things u find in other countries. … like melon milk with a pic of a cow on it even tho its just melon juice, sugar and water. (yes, kris, safe for vegans).
look a banner ad in arabic for m&m’s. (is this why they hate us?)
both times i’ve been to beirut, ppl at home have said “be safe there!” … they really should say that to themselves when they walk out the door in the morning. when i was in beirut, the local news there was “omg it rained cats and dogs today”.
regardless, i miss the familiarity of my ‘hood. and i miss being able to walk out my apt building door and do errands on foot and walk to work. and, maybe most of all, decently-priced good restaurants. here in dubai its either icky take out or over priced marginal food. (except for vxa which was good).
i didnt think it was possible, but maybe being here will make me appreciate nyc.
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had an awesome time walking around the old souks in bur dubai, taking abra across the creek to the spice souk, then back. –> Photos here <–
went w/ inka my only friend here. she moved here @ same time time as me also from the east village in nyc.
after the souks we went to Bastakyia to this awesome cafe/art gallery, xva. i feel more at home in that place than any other place in dubai. the gallery spans a bunch of interconnected rooms and outdoor courtyards. and the arabic food at the cafe is the best i’ve had since i’ve been here.
i want these i want a set of fake diamond-encrusted office supplies! i like the white the best OK? christmas is coming. hint hint. and i want the whole set not just one piece. OK?