Saudi Founding Day Today is the second time Saudi Arabia celebrates it’s Founding Day – a national holiday to celebrate the culture, heritage and traditions of the Kingdom. I have been to a few places in Saudi Arabia, and they all are different, even the people often look different and speak slightly differently but all […]
Read More The Kingdom Tower, Najd Oasis – Riyadh, KSA.
The following chilly morning I did not feel so chilled anymore, maybe because I was more acclimated or maybe because of the large amount of food we consumed the night before… so I went to take a shower without my farwa (the previous day I went to the shower in a farwa, Uniqlo jacket, beanie, […]
Read More Al Ula Old Town, Maraya, Star Gazing – Day 2.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia, is a city in the province of Medinah, northwest of the country is a destination that has been widely promoted in recent years luring tourists in. One surprising fact is that you either are aware of Al Ula and you want to visit it, or you’re oblivious (Saudi is still a […]
Read More Al Ula Trip – Day 1.
The opportunity to visit Saudi Arabia again didn’t wait too long to present itself as I was asked to do the coverage for the Saudi Maritime Congress in Dammam. Haven’t yet visited the Eastern Province, so of course, I was happy to use this opportunity to discover another region of KSA, making it my 4th […]
Read More Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran, ITHRA and Saudi Maritime Congress.
There was a storm starting up in the mountains when we were leaving the Asiri Flower Men Camp site, the skies were getting dark and the lightning was flashing at regular intervals… We decided go to the souq Thalatha (or Thuluth), the Tuesday market even though it was Saturday to get some souvenirs and just […]
Read More Last Day in Abha – The Souq, The Art, The Police Station.
Day three started for me dancing in my room to Yasalam Ya Dubai song, yes I know, it’s bad, but the excitement was hard to beat. In between I took some pictures of the Saudis passing by my window, unbeknownst to them of course… Had breakfast in the breakfast hall with the gang, Mohammed said […]
Read More Not Finding Any Snakes in Village Bahi Asir Al Jahma, Abha Adventures – Day 3.
My second day in Abha I would like to start with the introduction to the “marvelous” hotel where we all resided for the 3 nights – the place called Azd hotel… generally it was fine, except for some random things like I couldn’t really easily open the door of my room because it was massively […]
Read More Dancing To Asiri Flute With the Views of Rijal Almaa – Abha Adventures, Day 2.
I have been dreaming of going to Taif since 2019, to smell the roses, to roam in the mountains, to see how the perfumes are made first hand, and of course to visit Saudi Arabia finally. But it was not meant to be as in 2019 the tourist visa only unrolled in the end of […]
Read More Guns and Roses in Taif, Saudi Arabia
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, […]
Read More Riyadh… Here We Go Again