2018 International Week at ASD – Parade of Flags

This is an amazing week at work!!!  Faculty, staff and students bring almost 90 countries and cultures of the world to ASD! The Parade of Flags is a highlight!!!  The feeling in the air is electric as so many people from so many countries are gathered together to celebrate community!! This is the only time…

A Drive to Shajarat-al-Hayat – The Tree of Life, Bahrain

Bahrain seems to have a different feel from Qatar.  More laid back.  Not laid back as in the very liberal UAE.  Just more settled.  Older. But the driving was just as nuts as it is in Doha!  We witnessed a terrible car accident as we drove from the airport to the hotel Thursday night.  A…

Indoor Skydiving – Gravity Wind Tunnel, Zallaq, Bahrain

We flew to Bahrain this weekend for indoor skydiving at Gravity wind tunnel. This was a total first for me.  I have never jumped out of a perfectly good airplane in this crazy sport called sky diving or have I ever simulated free falling in a vertical wind tunnel.  Michael, on the other hand, has been jumping out of…