Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Counting Down - Two Days to Go

Well, we are almost at the end of our tour of the UAE.

Our "Permanent" Residence Visas have been cancelled and I have only two days to go to work and on Friday, we fly out to Johannesburg.

Last night we had a Last Supper for what has become affectionately known as the "Group of Eight" ... four married couples who spent lots of time together, visited Syria and other places in and out of the UAE together.

Christina and I are leaving, so the group will now be six. Maybe they'll find a replacement for us, who knows.

It's sad to be leaving our dear friends and colleagues, but nobody is permanent here as an expat. Some day we all have to leave. No job, no visa.

In our case, we have other things to do, places to see and after three years away, need to spend time with our kids and grandson.

In the future, I will place some photos of our South African tour and eventually will write about some of the great sights of Central Australia.

Hoping to keep in touch with you.

Robin

6 comments:

nzm said...

Safe travels!

Robin said...

Thank you.

Nude King said...

Wish you all the best on your journey and new adventures.

Yep, you might be surprised, but after reading your comments at Ms. Dee's, I believe you and I think alike (and I guess we are almost the same age).

Once again, all the best and have fun.

Ciao!

Aussie said...

All the best Robin. Have a ball in South Africa.

Robin said...

Thank you Nude King and Aussie. I'm really looking forward to seeing South Africa ...

ms dee said...

Have a safe journey to you and Christina.