In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Friday, October 11, 2013
And just like that I was gone... packed my one bag. Took my passport and exit visa...and split.
Said goodbye to my crappy Saudi toilet and upstairs roof running in the dark.
Said goodbye to my crappy Saudi kitchen and the taste of lead in my mouth.
Said goodbye to police stopping me on the street and employers stealing from my pockets.
I took a mason jar of sand from the Rub al-Khali and a Coca-Cola bottle full of seashells from the Red Sea...and I never looked back!