Saturday, July 17, 2010


We've arrived, though two of our suitcases have not. People describe the Middle East as having "dry heat," but when we got here around 8:00 p.m., it was well over 90 degrees with 85 percent humidity. Even now, at about 4:00 a.m. local time, it's like a sauna outside. I've been working with Verizon to get my phone working, and now that it is, we're all set with technology. I now have access to phone, email, Facebook, Twitter, and our blogging tool.

We've had much of our material translated to Arabic for this and future trips to this region. Here's Dr. Bear displaying my new business card in Arabic, and what "Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation" looks like in Arabic.