Our New Home
Part of the perks of accepting this job other than living in a wonderful country is that housing is paid for. On Day 1 we were told that we'd be able to find our own housing and they'd pay as long as it was under the amount allotted. I had asked questions via email for clarity about this but I received no answers.
Week 1 in the Books
Day 3 - Orientation began on Sunday. That's right the work week is Sunday through Thursday. Orientation began with all of the new teachers gathering in a ballroom in our hotel. If I had to guess I'd say there were about 200-300 of us. This was an article in the local newspaper about us. Click here to read it. They welcomed us and there were breakfast foods surrounded by the many vendors that wanted our business.
Oh my where do I begin!
Our first adventure was to YAS Mall. YAS Mall is on YAS Island and it is HUGE!
When we arrived in Chicago we looked around and took in the sights. We knew we had to be at Gate M but we were not sure what Terminal that was in. We asked someone and got a general sense of where to go. Turns out you have to go out of the arrival area even though signs say in bold YOU ARE LEAVING THE SECURE AREA. We went out, went up an escalator, crossed a bridge, down an escalator and then we boarded a Train that would take us to Terminal 5. We arrived and had to back through the TSA check. I'm glad that we didn't wait to do all of this because others had to endure lines. Once we went through security we decided to get a little snack before our 13 hour flight. I ordered pizza and Mike got smoked salmon pasta. Both tasted great!
If anyone would've tried to tell me that I would be living in another country at any time in my life, I would have laughed at them. I am super grateful and excited to begin this journey. We have decided to spend as much time with friends and family as well as visit places that we might miss. So, here is what we did during our Final Tour of the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Since my last post so much has happened. I'm going to set it up in chronological order so it's easy for you to follow.
Vacay before the 3 year vacay
We've not been on a vacation together since 2014. We've both done small trips separately but nothing together and we were itching to get away. I found a great deal for a cruise to the Bahamas back in April and I decided we were going to go the last week of June.
I planned it all out. We flew on Allegiant Air on a Tuesday and we boarded the cruise ship on Wednesday.
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