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Christmas is looking up

I made my reservations in Malta for Christmas and New Year’s last night. I had to bag the whole Italy thing since it was going to be way too expensive. A hint for anyone looking for a warm getaway in the winter, Malta is crazy cheap in the off season. The flights are pretty reasonable too. I’m going to spend a total of $600 for 3 weeks in a hotel, and 1 1/2 weeks of that is with two people! And that also includes two holidays! Granted, this isn’t exactly the best place on the island, but they seem to be a lot better than a Motel 6 or something like that. I’ll be staying in St. Julians, which is in the heart of the urban area of Malta and a quick bus ride to most things on the island. Beth (my cousin) and I will have a blast…

Isaac

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Cool idea to go to Malta for Xmas. It will be a strange christmas indeed here in Yemen…. Anyways, do you have an email address? I can send you my cell phone number here in Yemen. If it’s not possible before you leave, you can always just email me when you get here…

That is really very common, the insistence of Yemenis to come over for food, or whatever… Just tell them you hope to, inshallah, but that you probably won’t feel up to it on your first day of arrival… Inshallah is one of the most useful phrases… basically hopefully, but meaning if god wills it, so if you can’t/don’t want to, you can always blame it on god.

As for jet lag, it really wasn’t for me, but I had a great schedule in terms of sleeping on the plane at normal hours, and spending the days in london and dubai, and then I was able to adjust while in Dubai for three nights, before arriving here… but tylenol PM is great to help you adjust your schedule, especially when it is difficult to sleep.

So it looks like you get in on wed the 1st? Right before the weekend. Well if you need any help finding things, finding your way around, wanting to eat (it was pretty difficult to eat for me for the first week or two… and I could speak arabic too… yeah, so you can make a list if you want, and hit me up when you get here, I’d be happy to show you around.

Ryan

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