Six months ago, I moved to Oman to work for a nonprofit for a year. The combination of being a creature of habit and having limited restaurant options for vegetarians means that now, at virtually every place I go, there is at least one waiter who predicts my order and then is all smug like, ‘oh, you foreigners and your habits!’ The following is a list of the orders that have been predicted by...
Tall Women Can't Hide →
britticisms: I. I like being tall. II. But as a young girl, I did not like that men acted as if I was a grown woman because of my height. Arianna once said that I don’t like people placing ideas of who I am based on my body. Establishing myself as a young girl was a difficult task. Regardless of how I felt, I was someone else entirely before I even understood the breasts, the hips, the...
Day 1 of Ramadan: Successful. We even managed to make progress on the 40 Kilo Rice Challenge during Iftar. I did realize something today, however. No food or drink during the day means no coffee either. This is turning out to be a bigger problem than no water.
Yes, Oman is peaceful country, very nice. You no need worry about anything here....– Our public relations officer (all-purpose Omani bureaucracy navigator), who is possibly the nicest (and funniest) man in the world.
After almost two months in Oman, I’ve decided that it might be time to start recording my experiences in a public forum.