The Excitement of an Overpass!!

For some reason, going into a tunnel or under an overpass is a very exciting occurance – at least to Colin. His eyes get all wide with wonder once the sun makes a temporary exit (see clip below). To each their own, we suppose…

The Road to Abu Dhabi

Traveling back and forth from Dubai at least a few times a week, I have the commute down. I know I should pass Etihad Plaza – our former home – in about 20 minutes. Once I hit Ghantoot, I’m just a few minutes from the Abu Dhabi/Dubai border. And crossing into Dubai, I’ve got another …

India(napolis) 500!

Let me get right to the point – the driving in India is insane! Maybe not quite at the same level as Egypt, but certainly more than China – and that’s saying a lot. It is particularly crazy in Agra, where the infrastructure isn’t as advanced as Delhi (i.e., one lane dirt roads are treated …

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 …

Watch that finger!!

For having a relatively small population, the UAE seems to have a disproportionately high number of bad drivers. And with all of those bad drivers, road rage is bound to affect even the most patient tempers. But you better think twice about flipping off someone when that road rage sets in. Apparently giving the finger …

The Price of Gas (or Should I Say “Petrol”)

Ever since landing in Abu Dhabi, family and friends back home have had a million questions. But perhaps the one most frequently asked is “how much is the gas?” Well, after converting litres to gallons and dirhams to dollars, I calculated the current price to be: $1.77 per gallon Normally, this is the part where …

Code of the Road

Being off the UAE roads for a little bit gave us a bit of perspective on how “fun” the driving is here. So you can hit the ground running – or in this case driving – when you come visit, here are a few key rules of the road… – Flashing the headlights – a …

On the Road Again!

So as Megan mentioned in a previous post, we finally took the plunge to rent a car after being in Abu Dhabi for over a month without wheels. Having to rely on taxis 24-7 gets old…fast! And it’s strange, but having a car really is helping us feel more “normal” and not so much like …

We have wheels!

So, after renting a lovely Rav4 this weekend to transport some rather large pictures back to our apartment, we fell in love with having a car. No need to call for a taxi from the office, walk five minutes each morning for work or flag down cabs randomly to head out and about. Our new …