As my Dubai trip neared its end, the thought of saying goodbye weighed so very heavily on me. And an emotional goodbye it was, to Bevan, my lifelong friend. He truly was the most generous, gracious, thoughtful and sweetest host. It is amazing how close two people can remain through an entire decade, separated by tens of thousands of miles. At the airport, oh the tears. And it had nothing to do with not being upgraded to Business Class again, I swear.
Bev, thank you for sharing your world with me, for driving me around the UAE, for the laughs, the sarcasm, for buying me all of that gum and for sorting me out when I needed a hand choosing the right outfit for a mosque.
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