Eid feast photos.

Eid is to Saudis as Thanksgiving is to Americans- a day to eat, eat, and eat some more. Then eat again. I spent Eid with a Saudi family, and they slaughtered 3 sheep, so we were able to have a bountiful feast. There was a lot of meat to work with, and they worked it…

Sheeple

Eid prayer starts around 6am, so I decided it best to stay with my Saudi friend the night before Eid so that I wouldn’t have to worry about finding transportation early the next morning to celebrate with her. I arrived to her home as soon as her brother, mother, and daughter were leaving to go…

Kitchen Loving

So, everyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with my kitchen. It’s my favorite room in my home. I love to cook and bake, so it’s only fitting that I have a nice kitchen. Well, I went to a home goods store and I nearly had a heart attack. It’s going to hard…

Cooking roosters

I’ve avoided this topic as long as I possibly could. I guess it was just naive of me to expect I could avoid it forever. But today was the day it finally happened. My students at Qassim university, located in one of the most conservative cities in the world, asked me the difference between “cook”…

The neat thing about Saudia Arabia is that I have a lot of down time to explore new interests. As many of you know, in USA I was fortunate enough to have many very kind Indian neighbors who always made the most amazing foods, and I miss spicy food so much! The supermarkets have a…

Bus ride to Qassim

My first day in Saudi Arabia was spent in Riyadh.¬†I was supposed to be at Al Khaleej headquarters at 9 am, so I decided to go for a walk and explore the city for a while. Honestly, I fell in love it, so you can imagine my disappointment when the head of the company decided…

Living arrangements

When I arrived to Buraidah, I wasn’t sure exactly what it would be like. I’ve heard that it is one of the most conservative cities in the world, so I have to admit I was a little bit nervous. Turns out I ended up living on a compound, which I have to admit is 1000x…

Going Away Party

My friends had me an amazing going away party last weekend¬†at Ritter Park. They are the best. It was a lovely after noon. The weather was amazing and people brought food, which is awesome because as you have probably come to realize I really love food. Usually I hate saying goodbye, but they made it…