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My New Life as an Arab Princess

Georgia's new home?
From Georgia Lewis in Dubai: Hello there!

My, you are bursting with questions!

Georgia, how's it going?

It's going well, thanks for asking. Well, apart from a tummy bug the weekend before last, that is. On the upside, it is leaving me feeling very thin and fabulous. Having a blast though. There's currently an old Scottish fling of mine sleeping on the couch. Caught sight of his chest this morning - still good - and now would really like to move him into my room...

What kind of mags are you working on?

I am writing for What's On magazine and doing a bit on the side for Emirates Woman, plus the once-a-month-thing with Radar from Dubai. Check out whatsonlive.com (the website is still in its infancy...)

How's the accom?

Am in a company flat which isn't too bad, except for one, highly unabsorbent towel, no iron, no microwave and lots of superb plastic cutlery! Am on the hunt for something a tad more salubrious...

What's the food like?

In spite of tummy bug, food is actually good although service can be pretty overbearing - taking your plate while you're still eating, whisking away your glass when there's still another decent sip
remaining...Had a delicious nasi goreng in Karama, the crazy Indian part of town, yesterday!

Is it expensive?

Nah, much the same as Sydney prices.

Are you making a fortune?

Am slightly better off than in Australia (although haven't actually been paid yet. Counting the days until the 28th as I live off the last of my disposable income from Oz!) I'm not here to get fabulously rich but I am here to really enjoy a job that barely exists in Australia. Maybe jetting off to Syria soon to check out Aleppo and Damascus - tres excited!

Is the traffic terrible?

Traffic is abysmal and scary and freaky and people die all the time. Still, can't wait to get a car (once my bloody visa is sorted and I can actually get a local license and buy dirt cheap Mustang...) and not rely on taxis, which while cheap, do get tiresome. Still, had a very amusing chat with a Bangladeshi cabbie the other day. He was a hoot! And another who actually had the heart to laugh at a really bad "good karma/good Karama" pun that I made, wondering if he'd even get it!

Do the locals ogle you?

Constantly. I'm far more attractive overseas than I am in Australia! I can't walk down Kuwait St without being mistaken for a hooker! The first time the men started driving really slowly alongside me as I was trying to find a taxi to get to a function I was embarrassingly late for, I naively thought they were just offering me a lift. I later discovered that I was prancing about in tight pants and heels in one of the prime locations for Eastern European hookers to ply their trade. Am flattered to be mistaken for an Eastern European hooker but more flattered to be mistaken for an Emirates hostie this morning!!!

Speaking of Dubai...this is interesting - virgin on the ridiculously cute

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Reader Comments (12)

Hi Georgia! Look out, I've found you all over here at last. And it looks like I can swear as much as I fucking like in here!
I wondered where all you bastards had been hanging out since radar's become such a cock-up. The muslim comic beneath this will be right up garry's alley as well, I'll tell him to check it out.
Anyway, nice to hear all is going well for you Georgia. So that's where your fetish for scottish men started... Good luck with the European hooker thing, although I can't imagine there's much left for you to learn. Will check in again later now I know where you all hang out...
February 19, 2006 | Unregistered Commentervic
So vic, in RADAR you're a puritan hag but over here on WWW you're planning to let your inner slut run wild ??
February 19, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterfingers
hehe - i didn't even know I HAD an inner slut.
Just tell me that he-bitch Sian isn't over here going under 3 different names...
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commentervic
That's what we're worried about vic babe.
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterlambe, paris
Spot on - "Snigger Nigger" and "Cher from Canadia" have already emerged - just waiting for the third personality to come out at any tick of the clock.
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPedant
I'm a little concerned, given the suspicious language of your first post, vic...that you are perhaps also 'garry'...
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterfingers
hehe, no I'm not nearly racist enough to be Garry. Besides i don't have the balls to impersonate a man.
Actually he's the one that introduced me to
Radar in the first place!!
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commentervic
Ok but can you stop starting your posts with 'hehe'.
It's potentially even more annoying than that idiot AJ/Mrs J/ SB's habit of finishing all her posts with that stooopid ;)...
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterfingers
hehe, ok. ;)...
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commentervic
Can't believe there's only a handful of comments, Georgia. Pricks. Anyway...will you be signing off "lewis, dubai" now? Stay in touch, please. I want to hear about your Adventures in Arabia, even if nobody else does (apart from vic).
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterlambe, paris
Sorry, I missed this yesterday.

Cool stuff Georgia. Do you ever feel uncomfortable as a woman in Dubai or is it all pretty safe?
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWCS
Yes, Georgia...I'm fascinated by all this. Please tell me more about your 1001 fun-filled Arabian nights trying to get one of those two filthy Scottish haggises to poke you in the bike-rack...
February 20, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterfingers

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