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2008 in Retrospective

July 2, 2014

Posted by Kanga. Please do not reblog.

Before leaving the United Arab Emirates, I thought it might be appropriate to take a look back at our six years here, beginning with 2008.

This is what we looked like before getting on the plane to launch into our adventure. We felt as fuzzy as we look.

man and woman very unfocused picture

DaddyBird’s shirt says “the sun is trying to kill me.” This has been true for six years.

This is what the street outside our apartment looked like.

deep excavation in a city street for the metro train

We traveled to Germany in early December and reveled in the rain and cold weather.

brick paved street in Heidelberg

We took a day trip to Hatta.

stone hills behind a town of white houses

This is what Sheikh Zayed Road looked like.

highway between two rows of skyscrapers

Much has changed since then. Two lines of the metro are finished and heavily used. It is much easier to get around Dubai because of it. Sheikh Zayed Road is no longer just two rows of skyscrapers surrounded by sand.

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