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in which we learn to redefine “bad weather”

It was going to be glorious. A full moon kayak expedition into the mangrove forests that grow on one side of Abu Dhabi island (what’s that you say? you didn’t know Abu Dhabi is an island? It’s an island sort of like Manhattan is an island: easy to forget when you’re deep in the scrum of traffic and tall buildings but then you get up into one of the skyscrapers …

Wordless Wednesday: Scaffolding

The boys play soccer at Zayed Sports City, a huge sports complex about 20 minutes drive from our apartment (or 8 minutes if you’re the Emirati dude we saw last week, zigzagging through traffic in his Maserati like he was trying out for Formula 1.) We get there about 6, just in time for the endless sunset that happens in this part of the world, and last week, well after …