The Flower Men Of Asir

In Saudi Arabia’s Asir province,¬†male members of the Qahtani (or in some other variants Tihama) tribe¬†are known as ‘Flower Men’ for their intricately-made floral headpieces. The flower crowns of marigold, sage and basil are worn to enhance both beauty and health, as it is believed to help with headaches or sinus problems. You have already […]

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Riyadh… Here We Go Again

Saudi Arabia never truly lets me go. In March 2022 I got offered to cover an event for a Maritime company at the World Defense Show and what an adventure it has turned out to be. First of all, I’ve got to tell you that it was the first edition of the World Defense Show, […]

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Kill Them with Culture – the National Museum of Riyadh and al Masmak Fortress Visit.

The last day in Saudi Arabia technically started with us still sitting around the dying fire under the large ghaf tree and looking at the stars, followed by a rather quiet drive back to the Intercon through the buzzing streets of Riyadh city. Having returned to “civilization” we still brought with us that fire smell […]

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