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Random and miscellaneous stuff

October 10, 2008

This is one of the textile souks. The souk shops are small rooms, much like the stalls that they have evolved from. Amazingly, the textile shops have only fabric. We indicated we were looking for thread, and they looked at us like they had no idea what we were talking about.

This is a shot of the lawn on campus showing how close to the surface the tree roots are.
I don’t remember where this mosque was. Somewhere on road trip #1.
This is the building across the street. I took this picture because of the satellite dishes on the roof. They attach the dish to the roof then drape the cable over the side of the building and into the appropriate apartment. You can click on the picture to get a larger version to see what I mean.
M.B. asked what American franchises we have here. Here is a Burger King somewhere between Hamriyah beach and Um Al Qwain. There are also KFCs, Starbucks, Subway, McDonalds, Chilis, TGIFridays, Carls Jr, Baskin & Robins, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Cold Stone Creamery, to name a few. It’s way to westernized here!

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