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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…

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

Home spicy Home

Eating habits really are a weird thing sometimes. When I am home all I want is to try something new and interesting. Give me any ethnic food! I would love to eat Indian cuisine one day, Lebanese the next, followed by Chinese.  Now that I live in Riyadh it is totally different and my friend…

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…

زهرة

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

Culture sharing

One of my favorite things about being an expat worker is that you often work with other expats from all around the world. The diversity is quite incredible!  It isn’t uncommon to see people from 10 or more nationalities working together. When we come together, we are able to share experiences and culture. On the…

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…

The view might not look like much, but there are so many amazing things to discover here.

عروس: الجزء الثاني

A while ago I made a post mentioning the first wedding I was attending in Saudi Arabia I was attending as the bride.  I never actually followed up to that post to tell you about my wedding! My wedding was in Riyadh, so I had to book a flight from Qassim. After work and the flight+long…

Party in the KSA

“I don’t think I could survive in Saudi. It’s just so boring.”  Yeah, I hear that ALL. THE. TIME. And they’re right, it is boring. Not dreadfully boring, but obviously not as great as back home is. What people forget to mention is that Saudi Arabia, like anywhere, can be an absolute blast if you know…