Almost There!

Well, it’s been quite a process to get to where I am now.  Which is sitting in the Emirates lounge at the Dubai International Airport.  I have one more hour left of my 17 hour layover.  So, what did it take to get here?  Mostly packing up and getting everything organized at home before I left.  Some of the things I did:

  1. Find a property manager to rent my house
  2. Lots of house improvements
    1. Clean the yard
    2. Paint most of the rooms
    3. Install new carpet
    4. Finish some old projects
  3. Pack all my things away and throw away old stuff I no longer need and get rid of clutter and garbage
  4. Organize my finances
  5. Quit my job
  6. Sell my car
  7. Throw lots of going away parties!

I’m sure there’s more but those are the biggest ones I can remember.

Dubai Airport

The Dubai airport is pretty nice.  I saw terminal A and the Emirates lounge there.  I also saw terminal B and am hanging out in the lounge now.  The lounge in Terminal A is much nicer than in B.  Mostly because the showers are really good.  This morning I took a shower in terminal A and this afternoon in B.  I guess I should have taken pictures but the shower in terminal A is a full bathroom where the shower in terminal B is just a shower stall with small changing room attached.  The food in both terminals in about the same.

Lets see.  There are a few things that surprised me about the airport

  1. There are birds flying around in here
  2. There are squat toilets here (as well as western).  I thought that was just an Asian thing but I guess not
  3. They have milk chocolate made from camel milk
  4. Everything is really expensive here

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