Not their cup of tea…

While I do enjoy the occasional cup of tea, I have to admit that I am not an avid tea drinker while I am in my own country. But that’s only in my country. When I come back to the Middle East, it seems I am drinking tea on a regular basis. If someone isn’t making it…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sassin’ the Sheik

So, if you didn’t read part one, maybe head on over and do so before you read this post. M had left to find the other sheik he had spoken two. He had made two separate trips to the courthouse to speak to this man about our marriage, and he had agreed to marry us….

Marriage Mayhem

Saturday evening  I took an overpriced taxi to the airport so I could head to Riyadh. The man working at the counter recognized who I was  while I was wearing a niqab before even checking my ID, which was a neat experience. In reality he probably only reconized me because I don’t speak a single…

Me fail Engrish?

Today I went for some groceries, but was a total laze and ended up buying fast food instead of actually cooking real food. I ordered my food, in English of course, as I haven’t learned Arabic yet because as I stated earlier I am a total laze. I started talking with the employee and was…

Motawhatever

This is part two of a two part post detailing my weekend in Riyadh. If  you want to read part one click here.  As soon as I saw them, I immediately recognized them as motawah. They have long beards, short dishdashas, and the face of a bastard with an angry snarl that never quite goes away….

Riyadh and chill

This weekend was fun because I got to get away from my ultra-  conservative city here in Buraidah, and head to the capital city of Riyadh. It’s still conservative, but not so conservative that I can’t ditch the niqab and head to Buffalo Wild Wings with my friends. It’s kind of like replicating the American experience,…