Safe in Al Ain

I have made it safely to Al Ain!  Still have very limited access to a computer, so my posts will be quite spotty for a while.  The University is putting me up at the Hilton while I get paperwork done and everything else.  I ran into a small visa problem (I stupidly got the wrong kind of visa stamp on my passport), but that has now been worked out and tomorrow morning I should be able to finish up my medical exam and remaining paperwork.
I have been doing just a little sight seeing and a lot of sleeping while trying to adjust to the time change.  The weather is pretty hot, but really not a lot worse than North Carolina in August.  Of course, August will be worse than it is now, so check with me in a couple of months.  It actually rained yesterday, something I thought that I wouldn't see for a while.  I went out and walked around it in for a few minutes.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are there okay. Drop me a line when you get a chance.

B. K. in the mountains of NC

Storm in a Teacup said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you made it okay, Brian. Keep us posted!


John B. Chilton said...

Welcome to the UAE. I'll be off to Orkney for 2 months starting June 17.

Keefieboy said...

Amazing. Rain in the UAE in June. This never happens! Must be a sign.