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.
Walking around Riyadh feels different now. Still not easy, still not everything is accessible or working like it should, but people don’t look at you like you’re an alien any more. This time I spent 4 hours walking around looking at the front doors of residential area of Al Olaya Street… with a mix of […]
Read More Riyadh, KSA, Doors of Olaya Street.
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.
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.
The trip to Greece started nice and early thanks to my cat who decided it was playtime at 5-40 am, and jumped all over the bed with the hair tie in his mouth. I was planning to get up at 7 am, but all right, 5-40 it was. Shower, last cable packing and the way […]
Read More Hungover Modern Art Of Greece and Other Adventures…