Throwback Thursday

Hey guys! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means…   THROWBACK THURSDAY TIME! Here is a photo of some gorgeous flowers I saw when we were at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio last summer. The weather was perfect that day, and the flowers were gorgeous.   Salaam, KC

Social Distancing

Being a rather socially awkward adult, I am actually not having a problem with social distancing during this pandemic. I have my family at home with me, I see some of my friends on animal crossing, and I use facebook and whatsapp to talk to everyone else. My daughter, however, is having a more difficult…


Most days in Saudi, I do okay. I get up, go to work, collect my daughter, cook dinner, do laundry, etc. Basically I am in a routine. It’s not the most exciting thing, but that’s life. Plus it is almost like a coping mechanism to deal with living a million miles away from home. When…

Nofa Resort: A Horse Lover’s Haven

Any horse lovers out there? (And by out there I mean Riyadh, of course!) If so, Nofa Resort is definitely the place for you. Located in Tibrak, Riyadh, Nofa resort offers an esquatrian club, golf resort, and wildlife park. The resort recently opened the wildlife park to the public, so you can take a safari…

Perpetual Summer

One thing I really love about Saudi Arabia is the lack of winter. It is comforting to know it will never snow here. I prefer the scorching heat to the freezing temperatures I faced back home. It’s nice to be able to enjoy a park in the winter months.   Salaam, KC

Travel Travel Travel

What is the best thing about living in Saudi Arabia? You are 90 minutes from Makkah, 2 hours from Dubai, 2 hrs 50 minutes from Egypt,  5 hours from Turkey, and 8 hours from Hong Kong. Seriously, living here is a travelers dream. I am hoping to sneak away and take another break to Dubai…


These flowers were so gorgeous. It’s hard to believe there is something so beautiful that can survive this harsh climate.


Today my students asked me “which do you like more, teacher? Riyadh or Qassim.”  I had to hesitate for a moment because, as much as I like Riyadh, I actually kind of miss living in Qassim. (I know, I never thought I would say that…) As difficult as it was living there sometimes I actually…

My Favorite Piece

Eventually I’m going to get around to doing a full post on the Dubai Miracle Garden, but until then check this out. This was one of my favorite displays set up in the park.

Taken at Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden is the worlds biggest natural flower garden. It contains over 45 MILLION living plants. I have to admit, all those flowers make it the most colorful and the most fragrant place I have ever been. I felt like I was in Wonderland!