Kiwi Living In Saudi

Weekend Exploring Al Barrah Fort

Our initial plans for an action packed weekend were side tracked slightly as we went exploring Al Barrah Fort, an old Turkish fort on the outskirts of Riyadh. It’s not that we hadn’t intended to visit the fort, it’s that…
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The Pulse of The Youth Movement

A few years back (July 2012 to be more precise) I started a blog post called ‘the Pulse of The Youth Movement’.  It was a very short post and it went like this: Do you feel the pulse of the…
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Big News – Saudi Women Can Drive.

Oh there are so many things I was going to make my first return to the blogosphere post about but the topics all pale in comparison to the announcement late September that, as from June 2018, any Saudi women who…
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Kiwi Moved To WordPress

For some time now I’ve been contemplating the merits of moving my blog from the Blogger platform it has been lounging in to WordPress.  Contemplation moved to action the other day and now my blog, complete with new domain name,…
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Dehydration is Dangerous

Dehydration, and all manifestations related to it including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, or sun stroke as it is often known, are extremely dangerous conditions that can creep up on you very quickly.  They are also easily preventable.  You would…
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A Night Camping At Abu Jifan Fort

  Abu Jifan Fort came on to my radar earlier last year, in March to be exact, via a random conversation with a random person – there are a lot of random people in Saudi, so such conversations are not…
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Please, Signpost The Toilets in Riyadh

This post is a plea.  For women.  And, ok, the continence challenged men of this city too.  Whoever is in charge of the streets in Riyadh, please, erect signage that indicates the existence and location of back street parks with…
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Safe Havens and Semi-Adoptions.

Numerous cats hawk the streets of Riyadh and spill over into compounds.  And in every compound is someone who feeds the cats which is all well and good till That Someone leaves the compound and the cats come to the neighbours,…
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