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.
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 […]Read More The Flower Men Of Asir
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.
Seems I can’t stay away from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for too long, so following my earlier adventures to Riyadh and Taif this year, I found out that Tamashee was organizing a trip South this time – Asir Region – and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. In March, I had to take a […]Read More Are You Seriously Going To Asir? Abha Adventures, Day 1.
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