It Was On, Ajman

In our quest to explore all seven Emirates that make up the UAE, we hit our 4th this week – Ajman. While the smallest of the Emirates (100 square miles – or roughly 1.5 times the size of DC), it did have a “5-star resort”. So there was no excuse not to go, especially with…

How Billionaires do Graffiti

The age old story of a billionaire carving his name into his private island in large enough letters to be seen from outer space (or Google Earth). The island is open to the public, so perhaps this is reason to hire a boat to visit the serene piece of sand and sea. But, it’s really…

The Colonel would be proud!

When Colonel Sanders started Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1952, something tells me he never imagined his chicken would one day be so popular on the other end of the world! Unfortunately, his popularity with young ones in the UAE doesn’t bode well for the obesity and heart disease epidemics. Click picture to be redirected to…

It’s Time for War!!

Why end a lazy weekend on the couch, when you can get pummeled with bright pink and orange paintballs? Thanks to a friendly invite, we tagged along to a paintball game on Saturday with a crew tied to the U.S. Embassy and others. It was Megan’s first time, and things started a little rocky, but…

When Mayhem Strikes

We knew it would happen eventually. As bad as some of the drivers here are, it was inevitable. Yet, it was still a bit of a shock when a guy in a small minibus ran into the back of our car as we were in stop-n-go traffic (well, really “stop traffic”, but he somehow had…

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Like our compatriots back home, we enjoyed a three-day weekend. Although it was in honor of Prophet Mohammed’s ascension to heaven, we Americans liked to think it also was nicely timed for 4th of July. Before people scattered for the weekend, we celebrated at Chez Tucker amongst red, white and blue. As Lee Greenwood has…