Friday, October 12, 2007

Week 2 In Review

It's turning out to be another interesting week. We had to go get medical exams on Wednesday to allow us to work here for the full year. The exam process went pretty quickly--they had a whole assembly line setup thing going. But then we got to ride another cab back to work.

Taxis in this country are quite an interesting experience. This one being moreso than most so far. Ignoring signs, driving on the wrong side of the road, it was quite an exciting ride. Similar to being on a roller-coaster, but not having the security of knowing that there are safety inspectors making sure the car isn't going to go careening off the track.

We did manage to stay on the road, though, so maybe there are safety inspectors after all.

We also got to continue with the saga of the stolen credit cards, as it's apparently very difficult to pay off a canceled credit card if you're nowhere you can really get a paper bill in a reasonable time-frame. Oh well, her cards can only be stolen once before we don't have them any more. Now we just have to get her a new license.

Then for the rest of the week we've been dealing with the lovely news that the rest of the stuff we shipped may be delayed, or may require paperwork we don't have, or may not be able to completely make it through customs. Some of it may be confiscated, or it may all be sent back.

So it's been quite an interesting week. But work's going well, and we've found a few good places to eat so I don't have to live on rice and noodles for the rest of the year. I don't care that one of them does happen to be Pizza Hut. I just avoid the fish pizzas.

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