Musings of the Meandering Murphys

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Musings of the Meandering Murphys
Welcome to an expat's journal of adjusting to life Down Under. We're a married couple recently transplanted to Brisbane, Australia from good ol' Tennessee.
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  • Undercover: Dressing Conservatively in Dubai 1 day ago When writing my first impressions of Dubai, clothing and dressing conservatively was one of the first things I observed, even though I had researched and thought I fully understood what this meant before I arrived. After I began writing how I felt about it, the topic seemed to warrant its own...
  • First Impressions of Dubai - Part 2 3 days ago These are just a few more observations I've made in my first few days in Dubai (click here for Part 1). As people described to us, Dubai is like Las Vegas on steroids without the gambling. Everything is big and blingy. And now I'm going to add: Dusty.The SandThis may be a little...
  • First Impressions of Dubai - Part 1 3 days ago After the first few days in Dubai, there are definitely some early impressions that have created a lasting impact on me. The HeatWe knew it was coming. People warned us and warned us. We'd lived in Las Vegas in the summer, so we knew hot. But nothing -- no, nothing -- prepared us for the...
  • The Process of Moving to Dubai 1 month ago This moving process has been a bit of a roller coaster for us (and I have the high blood pressure to prove it). I'll start from the beginning and recap a few of the first parts.Back in late April Chris accepted the new job to be located in Dubai. They wanted him in Walnut Creek, California...
  • Typhoon Neoguri **UPDATED - TUESDAY, 8 JULY** 1 month ago Murphy's Law strikes again. Chris is about to be hit with a Super Typhoon. A few weeks ago, Chris's company won some work in Okinawa, Japan to build some schools on a military base there. As exciting as going to Japan would be, Chris didn't think they would send him because he would... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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