There are many things I would never have experienced or seen had we not moved to Abu Dhabi.
For example, I would probably never have tasted the steaming hot Iranian bread a man bakes for one dirham a piece around the corner from the office. I would never have skied in a shopping mall. I would probably never have experienced the sensation of sweating profusely while just standing still, or ever known what life is like with a full-time maid (blissful).
And I would certainly never have seen one of these lurking around the streets of Gabian in rural France…..
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2011