Tour 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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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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Stunned Falcons, Layla Lakes and Water.

The picture is beautiful.  A blue water lake fringed with green grasses and a jet boat pulling a water skier.  If that is in Saudi we need to go find it, I said to Hubster. So Google was searched and…
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Truly Amazing Ha’il and a Car Rally

Our first trip to Ha’il is one that will be remembered fondly for many years to come.  Hubsters work colleague suggested that we visit Ha’il, his home town, to watch the annual Ha’il Car Rally.  The idea of watching cars…
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Bedu Hospitality And Searching For Caves.

For some reason I have been enjoying Riyadh just recently.  Maybe it’s the weather.  Or maybe it’s the fact that we had a good break with the family over Christmas that I’m still buzzing about.  Or perhaps it s the…
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Desert Bucket List and An Arch

It has been quite some time since we have taken to the desert in Saudi.  Largely because a good portion of this year has seen us travelling outside of the country.  A couple of weeks after returning from our most…
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Mastodon Bones In Saudi Arabia.

I was talking to a friend the other night about our Mastadon Cave Camping Excursion and it occurred to me that, although we went a year ago (on the last Saudi National Day weekend to be exact), I hadn’t published…
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Jeddah Minus Open Abaya

It has taken me four years but finally I made it to Jeddah!  Jeddah, the Saudi city with a reputation of being much more ‘free’ and ‘liberal’ than the rest of the country.  (Well, than Riyadh anyways.)  Jeddah, where women…
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