Thursday, October 7, 2010

For real this time

Oh my goodness, you never know just how dependent you are on the internet until you can't update your status or blog for an entire week! I've been thinking to witty blog topics and fun tweets all week long, but had no way to share them all with you!

We have SOOO many stories to tell! I don't even know where to start! I'll just go with what's fresh on my mind:


The hubs and I just got back from a part of town that I have dubbed "gadget row" because of all the cell phone stores on both sides of the street. Seriously. You walk out of a cell phone shop, and next door is another cell phone shop. The street is dotted with the occasional broasted chicken establishment (broasted = fried), but literally everything else on the street is a cell phone store.

We never would have been able to get our phones for so cheap if we weren't with a new friend from work. He is Yemeni, and thus speaks Arabic, so we weren't taken to the cleaners. That has by far been the most frustrating part of living here so far: the language barrier. There have been so many instances when I knew we were getting over charged, but I didn't know how to haggle with the guy, so we had to pay the exorbitant price.

Anyway, we went into a few shops and bargained for a couple hours, and in the end we both walked away with shiny used BlackBerries. I have exactly two contacts in my phone: The Mister, and my own phone number. It's kind of a depressing reminder that we need to make friends.

After we got our phones, we went to the Golden Juice to get the world's best shawarma sandwiches and the best fresh juice I've ever put in my mouth. People, you have never tasted juice until you've had this stuff! I got the "France Juice." I'm not entirely sure which part of the concoction was French, but golly it was amazing! It was mango, orange, apple and pineapple juices--literally freshly squeezed on the spot. Oh. my. heavens. SO GOOD!

We'll be posting photos of our new digs soon, but only after we've settled in more. The walls are really bare and there is still furniture to be moved in. So after I apply my extensive interior design skillz (thank you, HGTV), I'll take all of you on a "tour."

Vicariously yours,

1 comment:

  1. Congrats (finally) on your new home.

    In Cambodia I used to get good prices once the traders knew I was a "Tee-CHA", that might be worth a try?