As of tomorrow, all traveller visas issued to India have been cancelled and no more will be issued until April 15th. I was expecting some travel restrictions but this one caught me off guard. India’s doesn’t impact me directly, I’m already here, but it does mean that absolutely no foreigners will be allowed in toContinue reading “The Coronavirus and how it impacts noplan”
Author Archives: Daniel
Rebuild my life in the country I want in a way that prioritizes health, family and spirit first then financial goals. But first… let’s have some fun!
A step into the unknown
Nothing quite prepares you for that moment you say goodbye and turn to walk away from that friend or family member. They’re returning to the world you know, you’re walking in the other direction. I wonder if it’s different with a partner in crime. You both choose that initial place to travel to and leapContinue reading “A step into the unknown”
An experiment in Dubai altruism (Part 1)
In leaving Dubai I knew I had to downsize considerably. I needed to move from a two bedroom villa down to a backpack, but more importantly I wanted to know in leaving, I’d leave as small a footprint as possible. I wanted this to be positive for the people around me and for the environment.Continue reading “An experiment in Dubai altruism (Part 1)”
How to: Cancel your ‘Prepaid Plan’ with Etisalat (3 out of 5)
In Person trip needed? Yes. They will tell you it’s possible to do this over the phone. I’m highly skeptical. When you call they say you’ll need to pay the exact amount of your final bill, including any phone calls you made just moments before. Doing so online or over the phone is not practical.Continue reading “How to: Cancel your ‘Prepaid Plan’ with Etisalat (3 out of 5)”
Dubai: All Wrapped Up
It’s curious when you hit that moment, all accounts closed, all frustrations with telecoms and banks at an end. No dirhams left except the ones in your wallet, no person left to say farewell to, no activity left unexplored. You look back and wonder why you were here in the first place. Did you accomplishContinue reading “Dubai: All Wrapped Up”
Destination #1: Goa, India
Booked and sorted. If you have any suggestions I’d be glad to hear them. I’ll be staying in South Goa to start and will likely make my way up to Mumbai before heading to New Zealand.
UAE Visa cancelled: the timer starts
It’s official, my UAE visa has been cancelled. This means I can legally stay in the UAE for 30 days. Now to decide where to go. Anywhere but Wuhan.
The feeling of adrift
I break into moments of sorrow and panic at being adrift. I should have a plan. I should know where I’m going. I should research every country. I should know all the best activities I’d like to do. I’m trying with all my mental strength not to succumb to this feeling. It’s terrifying, feels likeContinue reading “The feeling of adrift”
Why dealing with used cars is so frustrating
Warning. This is a rant about used cars, proceed with caution. Buying a “Certified Pre-Owned” car from the dealer should keep you safe and in the know, right? Wrong. I’ve owned my car for just over a year and a half. No accidents, no damage. I’ve taken care of her like no other. Then IContinue reading “Why dealing with used cars is so frustrating”