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When It Rains...It Floods...

Around 4:30am, I awoke to a large clap of thunder.  This is not a normal occurrence, so I was a little shocked to realize that I wasn’t just dreaming…we were actually in the midst of a thunderstorm!   516 more words

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Thanksgiving by the Sea

Holidays that are only celebrated in your home country are often a gamble when you live abroad.  Because days like Thanksgiving and Independence Day are only holidays for Americans, you can’t always assume that people (even other American expats) will celebrate the holiday or that the grocery store will have the ingredients you need to make the traditional dishes you want. 260 more words

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It's Electric!

I had a discussion with my mom recently about outlet adapters while traveling, and it got me thinking about a funny quirk of KAUST and the outlets we have.   169 more words

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Let's Talk About Imports

We have a rule in our house: when grocery shopping, start with the cheapest local brand that is comparable to what we’re looking for and try that.   328 more words

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Rowells Bike Arabia - Part 1

Compared to our life in the States, we feel like the work/life balance at KAUST is really nice, so we’ve been using our extra time to get in shape.   909 more words

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Group Workout Classes

Other than a couple of Zumba classes while we lived in North Carolina, I’ve never been much for group workout classes.  My tendency is to put on my headphones, crank up the music, and get busy with my personal workout – whether that’s lifting weights or some form of cardio. 529 more words

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Things I Didn't Expect: Plant Edition

We live in a desert. It’s hot and dusty, and it rarely rains. Therefore, one would expect that there’s very little in the way of plants. 151 more words

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