Adventure in the desert

Today was a day that I never could have imagined experiencing.  If you had asked me a month ago if I thought I’d ever sit on a camel, drive through sand dunes or see Saudi Arabia while floating in the Persian Gulf, the obvious answer would have been no.  But on Saturday, I did do all of those things and it was an incredible day I will never forget!  I am so thankful that we are able to experience some of these adventures while preparing for the Games.

Speaking of which, we are inching towards the opening ceremonies and while the process is not without its challenges, it feels like everything will go smoothly (for now!) We are all trying to feel our way around the cultural differences and expectations and trying to establish a common ground.  The venue teams are all quite international so that definitely adds a few more layers of interest.

The next few days will be spent training our team and immersing ourselves into our Venue teams (some of which are very cohesive units and some of which… don’t exist yet).  It will make for an interesting few days!  As we are learning, Insha’Allah goes a long way here… God willing, it will happen…

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Author: Christine Cogger

I am not a writer. I like my kids, coffee, running around and reading about you. I live in the most incredible part of the world and am lucky enough to live some pretty great adventures.

2 thoughts on “Adventure in the desert”

  1. So cool Christine. I am just on the other side in Abu Dhabi, so if you find yourself in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai, let me know. I would love to catch up.
    How long are you in Qatar? 050 721 1413
    Robyn

  2. Hi Robyn, so nice to hear from you! I am here until Christmas. Unfortunately I won’t be coming across as I don’t have time to procure a visa (or take time off work!) I hope you are well, your family is beautiful!

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