Monday, May 14: Here’s my pic-a-day challenge. It’s my wall calendar from the Historical Association of Oman, with the month of August 2012 showing, in both English and Arabic numbers. I’m not really sure what these Arabic numbers refer to as they don’t match up with the English days. It’s possible they might refer to which day of Ramadan it is.
The picture on top is MONSOON IN DHOFAR, which is the region where Salalah is in the south of Oman. I will miss the monsoon in Dhofar this August, because I am flying out of Muscat on Thursday, August 2 to return home for one month to my home in Oakton, Virginia. There I will, as the Koreans always say, “take a rest” from my tough year of teaching abroad, spend time with my children, and probably go on a family vacation to Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland.
On August 28, I will fly back to Oman, and two days later I will get on another plane to Athens, Greece. I am counting the days……..