It’s the weekend 

It seems every weekend Mamdouh and I find ourselves at his family’s house. Not complaining, because I’m one of the few people on earth that actually likes her in-laws it seems… but I am still a newlywed and still relatively new in the family (although not the newest as my brother-in-law got married in July…

Country Roads

“But you haven’t even been gone long enough to feel homesick!”

Are you dead yet?

Saudi update- still not dead. Didn’t expect to be as Saudi is actually really safe. I already knew that but apparently half of the people I know are worried I’ll be murdered here. I finally got a laptop charger. That was an experience in itself and is probably worthy of a blog post. It was…

Everything is temporary

While I am waiting on my visa to arrive, I feel like everything is so temporary. I can’t make any solid, long term plans because I don’t know how long I have until I return back to KSA. The other day there was a really great sale on chicken at the grocery store and I…

mafi sabr

Summer has officially ended and autumn is here. The new semester has started and I am still in the states. Yes, you read that right. My students are having class and I still don’t have my visa or flight back to the kingdom. My husband tried staying here as long as he could but sadly…

Kendra in USA

My year in Saudi working for Al-Khaleej Training and Education has finally concluded, and I am safely home in the states. But that doesn’t mean I’m not returning to Saudi. I plan on returning this fall but working as a direct hire for a different university. Did I want to leave Al-Khaleej? Honestly, no. The company…

Simplicity

Sometimes I find myself being completely bored out of my mind here. Granted, there isn’t much to do- no theaters, no clubs, restrictions on restaurants women can go to, and so on. It’s no secret that life here can be difficult at times simply because it is so boring.   The cool thing about this,…

The new normal

I spent my vacation in USA and it was so liberating. I was able to do all the things I can’t do here in Buraidah, like go to a restaurant, watch a movie in a cinema, drive, so on…. Basically the normal things that we in the west take for granted.   Readjusting into society…

عروس

Before I moved to KSA I sat down and really thought about what I wanted to do when I was here. I knew I wanted to make the most of my life here, I wanted to experience the rich culture of the Middle East, to experience a new culture to the fullest. In order to…

That’s cheesy

Getting around in this country is rather difficult, especially for women. I mean it’s hard for men because most of them are scared to drive, but women aren’t even afforded the choice of driving or not. It’s straight up illegal for a woman to operate a car here.  Yeah, it’s a stupid rule, and demeaning…

On our first full day in Egypt, we did what almost any tourist would do- we went to see the pyramids.Our hotel paired us up with the best taxi driver I’ve ever had in my life, and we set off. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of all the sites in Cairo as well as the history,…

Okay, so I know I haven’t written anything in a bit… or a long time, but whatever. First I forgot my login information to this site, and just couldn’t be bothered to find it. Then I went on vacation to Egypt with the hubs. And now I’m back to work and have resumed my normal…