The sheikh with his entourage

Thank you to Maribel Steel, owner and blogger at Touching Landscapes,for publishing my guest post today.

© Amy Bovaird, February 2014. You have just read “A Handshake to Remember.” If you liked this, click LIKE or SHARE and leave a comment on Maribel Touching Landscapes or my blog! Thanks!

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  • February 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Here I can comment! I’ll delete my comment on UBC feed.

    This so sounds like something I would do. Yep, toilet hand and all. 🙂

    Some of life’s best lessons come from using the wrong hand at the wrong time. Or, simply from our embarrassing moments.

    You have such a gift for describing every single detail of a moment without leaving reader’s bored.

  • February 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    This is a great story Amy. Sounds like you’re having some amazing adventures in the UAE!

  • February 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Congratulations on being a guest blogger on Touching Landscapes!

  • February 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you, Carrie. What wonderful words of encouragement you give!
    You are so right! We do learn big lessons from our embarrassing mistakes! Several years earlier in Indonesia, I learned to say “Ma’af, tanggan kiri,” if we had to use our left hand for whatever reason. It means, “Sorry, Left hand,” meaning we acknowledge we are offering our left hand (and we know it’s unacceptable) but at this moment we have no choice. I love sharing about cultural traditions and bridging the chasm between different groups.
    Thanks again!

  • February 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks, Carrie. This is the first guest blog I’ve made within my niche. =)
    Thanks for taking time out to read my story.

  • February 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you, Sojourner! Love this country, its local culture and traditions as well as it being a multicultural hub with many other people from different countries living here.

  • February 8, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you, Sophie! The Middle East has a little of something for everyone. =)

  • February 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I love reading of your adventures, Amy. It’s interesting to learn about cultural differences. I never would knew the cultural significance of a left hand shake, so I probably would have done the same thing. 😉 You make your stories even more interesting when you dip them in your wonderful sense of humor. 🙂

  • February 12, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Thank you, Trudy! Your comments always encourage me and make me smile! I hope you will want to be one of my “beta” readers when I finish my memoir. I’ve included a lot of cultural anecdotes in it and I plan to finish this year! =)

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