Visiting the Blake family at their new house!

Trip Start Jul 28, 2009
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Trip End Aug 10, 2010


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We caught a ride with Waheed and he dropped us off at a mall across from Donnah’s new house.  However, the problem was that you couldn’t cross the highway and we had to catch a taxi.  We waited for about 15 minutes and finally a taxi came along.  However, the taxi driver was from Pakistan and didn't speak any English and he had only been in Abu Dhabi for one week.  I thought how could they hire someone to drive a taxi when he doesn't know the area????  He certainly took us on a long drive with lots of u turns.  After a half an hour, we finally made it.  But I only gave him half the taxi fare as it was only fair since he didn't know his way around. 

Donnah’s new place was huge with 4 levels.  I helped Donnah go over the hundreds of keys that she was given for the apartment. As I had gone through the entire house, I was shocked to find a Maid Quarters key and quickly asked Donnah, "Where is the maid quarters?".  She showed me a small room by the car port that I thought was for storage.  An average person could not stretch out in there.  We were both shocked and saddened that people actually put a maid in that room.  She said its very common that the maids sleep in there and is not allowed in the house unless cleaning or cooking. Wow, that is definitely human rights violation in my opinion.

It was unfortunate that I was still without a camera so I wasn't able to get any photos of our visit with the Blake family.
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