What’s going on Shaun!

It’s been 2 years since I moved to the UAE. I thought I’d list down all the eventful stuff I’ve done and been through,  since these experiences often get forgotten. Some really cool, others really challenging. These are bittersweet memories. Some I want to remember but some I’d rather forget.

  • Jan 2015 to Sep 2016: Stayed in 7 different apartments and rooms ranging from 5 days to 3 months, across 3 cities – Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.   This was a crazy period. Period.
  • Jan 2015: First encounter with Bedbugs and heavy snorers. Fortunately our love affair didn’t last too long.
  • Jan 2015 to Dec 2016: Travelled to 7 new countries – Lebanon,  Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Oman
  • Jan 2015 to Dec 2016: Left Bombay for Dubai – 6 times – leaving home got tougher each time 😦
  • August 2015: Experienced my first ever surprise Birthday Party in Abu Dhabi
  • September 2015: Asked Nadia to marry me on a Jumeirah Beach
  • Nov 2015: Celebrated Halloween on the streets of Beirut
  • December 2015: Hit an all time high of 80kgs.
  • April 2016: Won a contest for the first time in my life – with Nadia – Canon Photo Contest
  • May 2016: Randomly backpacked across Europe
  • May 2016: Fell asleep in a park bench in Munich
  • June 2016: Stayed in a party hostel in Budapest – attended a Sparty – Beer Festival
  • June 2o16: Took a cruise from Vienna to Bratislava – first international ferry ride across borders 🙂
  • June 2016: Cycled through Salzburg in the cold rain
  • August 2016: Rode in an Abra to a fancy Thai restaurant to bring in my birthday -Fancy friends. Received several hilarious Parody birthday videos.
  • September 2016: Camped overnight for the first time in a dessert in Dubai
  • Oct 2016: Best man for the first time. So the boys have finally started getting married.
  • Nov 2016: Worked for 40 hours at a stretch without sleep or showers. Spearmint saved the day.
  • Nov 2016: Drove a car for the first time
  • Dec 31 2016: Attended Coldplay live in Concert in Abu Dhabi on New Years Eve