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Bye Bye Abu Dhabi!

All our bags are packed, we're ready to go..

semi-overcast 24 °C

So today is our very last day in Abu Dhabi- since we started this planning this wee adventure, it's actually come in pretty fast!

One of the last things we've done in Abu Dhabi is see the infamous 11million dollar Christmas tree in Emirates Palace- this is absolutely crazy! It's 13m tall, and is the most expensively decorated tree (even in the Guinness Book of Records- oooh), it is actually decorated with actual jewellery- lots of necklaces and earrings worth a million dollars- not too shabby!


I think we're finally ready to get going:

  • Rucksacks packed? 15kgs each for 3 months.. that's not nearly enough shoes!
  • All other worldly possessions on their way back to Scotland? ? Yup- in 125 cartons to be exact!
  • Cats at mums? Yes, after having to take it slow travelling thoughsome extreme conditions!
  • Passports/ tickets/ visas? Yes.. I think so..
  • Farewells said in Abu Dhabi? Yes- bye bye folks!
  • Letter sent to Santa so he can deliver our pressies? Ooops.. I knew we'd forgotten something..

Right, seems we're ready to get going, first stop: Maldives!

Posted by lesleymw 11:59 Archived in United Arab Emirates Comments (1)

Let’s go home

It's almost time to go..

sunny 27 °C

Hello guys and welcome to our travel blog!

So as you will know by now, we have decided to make the move from Abu Dhabi back to sunny Scotland. We have been living in the desert for almost 3 years- and although our time here has had it's ups and downs, we'll definately always remember the good times!!


As lovely (and bloody freezing- I still can't believe you have snow already!) as it would have been to be back in Scotland for Christmas for the first time since we made the move to the desert, we’ve decided to take the long way home.. which should take around 3 months, leaving on December 22nd 2010.

Our plan, for now, is: Abu Dhabi-> Maldives-> Sri Lanka-> India-> Singapore-> Bali-> Australia-> New Zealand-> Fiji-> Cook Islands-> Thailand-> Abu Dhabi-> Scotland.

Some of you we’ll see during our wee adventure, some we’ll see when we pop back to Abu Dhabi, and some when we’re back on home turf...

Either way, we plan to keep this blog updated as often as possible, along with a virtual map and some pics of our travels. We’re still reachable via email, so do keep in touch, let us know what you’re up to, and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Love, Lesley and Mike x

p.s. Some thank you’s should be said before we get going: To Andrew Ayton for designing our awesome blog, to Andy Utting for his stroke of genius in naming our blog, to Andy and Paula for volunteering to host our farewell party at their apartment (looking forward to it folks!), to David and Fiona for giving us a bed and a roof over our heads between leaving our apartment and getting on the plane, to Mum and Ian for volunteering to look after the moggies while we’re away (you should note that if something happens and you try to replace one, I’ll know)... So now feeling like we’re subjecting you to an over-running Oscar speech! *sniffles*

Posted by lesleymw 02:35 Archived in United Arab Emirates Comments (1)

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