*Day 5 of 31 days of Traveling & Living Overseas with Kids
*All stories are true.
While I have settled into “normal” life here,
I also realize there are some oddities as well.
-Driving on highways with open bed trucks and animals inside is very normal here.
-Creating your own driving lane in any sort of traffic or road is typical and almost expected.
-Walking into most shopping centers and grocery stores means walking through metal detectors.
-Climbing on old ruins isn’t shunned.
-Car horns honking for a multitude of reasons, angry or happy or not.
-Most “parks” have broken playground equipment and usually broken glass everywhere,
even in the nicer parts of town.
-You must deal with the month of Ramadan,
where you are not being allowed to eat, drink or chew gum in public or in your car.
-Most hotels aren’t worried about fire codes or how many is in our family.
We’ve had a room with 1 King size bed only
and we’ve stayed at a hotel with just 2 single beds & 1 double before.
Square footage is usually quite tight and adjoining rooms are unheard of.
-Raw eggs are sold in carts on the streets in 100* weather.
-Stray cats are commonplace even in restaurants.
(Please note my husband trying to ward off a cat from consuming our dinner.)
-5 times a day hearing the Moslem’s Call to Prayer blast through the air from local mosques.
-It’s very normal to have child beggars approach you when you get out of the car.
-Your kids get kissed, held and photographed all day long.
(We’re thankful we aren’t famous!)