I'm Mauricio and I come from a very distant place, South America that is! more exactly from Colombia, country full of great vibes, awesome food, and of course the coffee, one of the greatest inventions ever.. coffee that is!
Last year I decided to go back to university and this is why and how I ended up being here in Dubai. I'm currently taking a master in international business at DIAC. Even though I am very fortunate to be studying and meeting people from all over the world. I wouldn't mind meeting new people and share some experiences as well as great times.
Having read all of the posts in this forum, I've notice that most of people don't seem to find friends easily eh? this is quite the hassle around here.... To be honest i wouldn't really know, school takes up so much time and the weekends i'm usually studying or trying to figure out what to do. I notice that moving around here in Dubai is quite the hassle, as well as most of the things to do over here happen to be indoors.. people just ADORE going to malls and walking around there... which mmm yeah it's kind of fun but definitely not as fun as going outdoors, walking around and just see people doing what people do...whatever that is.
I've also notice that the ratio of men and women is ridiculous! for every 1 woman you find 3.4 men! (in fact the UAE is the country with the highest ratio of men in the world) this also very much affects the dynamics of regular friendships.
Another thing that i would love to bring up is the fact that you don't see many young people around here, do you? where are the teenagers being obnoxious and loud? I truly wonder.
Anyway..... Friendships are definitely easier to make in other places... but we could definitely make a difference and just try to come up with ideas as to how to meet up and as i mentioned above share some good times and experiences... in fact if any of you is interested in either salsa dancing, merengue dancing, learning Spanish, knowing a bit about the latinamerican culture, cooking, watching good movies (i emphasize on good movies as in movies with meaning, so we can discuss about them ), talking about politics.... just feel free to contact me.. i'll be more than glad to share a tiny bit of what i know of... but i'm sure that if we all get together and share our bits and pieces of experiences we'd be VERY, VERY surprised about how much potential and things in common we'd have.
Hoping everyone is happy and enthusiastic about life!
Mauricio Rincon C