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Our next destination was Abu Dhabi for a two day stopover. We were primarily here as Ash had been contacted while we were in Bratislava to attend a job interview. Long story short, it went well but the job didn’t work out (rotational 2 months on, 1 month off) which Ash only found out about when he attended the HR interview.
Due to Ash’s commitments with the interview, medical and meetings our sightseeing time was fairly limited however the boys made good use of the pool at the hotel while this was going on (they were happy just to chill!).
We also saw a fair bit of the city during our stay and got a bit of an impression as to what it’s like living in the UAE.
We flew via Doha to Kuala Lumpur for an overnight stay on our way home. On our way out of Doha, we flew over Dubai and Ash got a good view of the city at night including the lit up ‘palm tree’ island where residential housing has been built.
We arrived in KL safely and found our way back to the apartments we stayed in prior to departing to Europe. This was our third trip to KL this year so we knew where we were going. Tania finally managed a hairdresser trip while the boys had a great swim in the pool. The following day we took the LRT and Monorail back to Berjaya Times Square for some lunch and a bit of shopping before our flight that night.
Well despite our severe lack of sleep on the plane, we managed to arrive back into Melbourne safely on the 12 November (this blog is way overdue too!!). It was busy but we managed to get through ok. Cameron and Lachlan couldn’t wait to get back to Nan and Pa’s house. They were ready to finish their holiday. And it didn’t take Cameron too long to pick up where he left off.
Mum and Dad planned a family catch-up that evening and we surprised Ash’s sisters and their families with being home. It had been exactly 9 months since we left to go travelling and it was good to be back.
So where to now? Well we look like staying put in Melbourne now. Tania has just managed to secure a 6 month contract with Emergency Management Victoria, Ash is job searching and we are thinking about a school for the boys to go to. Working overseas is still a dream and firmly on the agenda but staying put in Australia will likely be the case in the immediate term. We have had a good catch up with family and look forward to catching up with more of our friends in the new year. We will keep this blog active in the event we take off again!!!