Pitfalls to Saudi Arabia – Part One

Hi!  It’s an honor to be the inaugural guest blogger for KendraInKSA.com.  I’m Jeremy T. Wheeler, and in this vlog I share some obstacles I’ve encountered when trying to apply for a job and move to Saudi Arabia.  This is part one of a two part series where I discuss the many hurdles I had…

Oppressed or Overdressed: Fashionable abayas

Saudi Arabia in the past was a very common place to see women dressed in all black everything, from head to toe, revealing only their eyes. Some places of Saudi Arabia still have strict cultural norms requiring women to wear the niqab (think piece of fabric covering the face) to feel comfortable. However, now that…

How Beautiful is Riyadh after the rain? Salaam, KC

Snow City, Riyadh

I’m pretty sure every expat I know has checked google at least once to see “what to do in Riyadh.” Myself and all of my expat friends here are guilty of it. Every time we want to do something here rely on google to tell us stuff to do. That is exactly how we found…

All that glitters

A common trend among women in Saudi Arabia is to have a solid gold necklace with your name written on it.  As a huge Sex in the City fan, it immediately reminded me of Carrie Bradshaw’s signature necklace. I personally never bought into the trend, but I have a Saudi mother-in-law who bought me a personalized…

Vlog: Staycation in Riyadh

Last week was the students break at university. My friend didn’t have classes, so she came to Riyadh to visit me. I still had some work to do so I couldn’t spend my vacation abroad; however, I did manage to have a great time here in Riyadh. Check part one to see how we spent…

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…

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,…

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…

FINALLY

I’ve arrived to Saudi Arabia! I haven’t been here long, but already I have moved and started working. I will post several updates of everything that has happened this weekend when I have time available.

It’s really happening…

I can finally sleep through the night without waking up every hour to check my email, because my flight information finally came through! Look like I’ll be leaving on Sunday Monday to start a new chapter of my life. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. I will leave Huntington at…