Butterfly in the oasis in the desert

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Butterfly in the oasis in the desert
Life in Yanbu and back home
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  • Farewell, Saudi Arabia 5 years ago This is a sad blog for me because it is my last.  I have moved back home from Saudi Arabia.  My time in KSA was quite the adventure.  Things are very different there.  It was interesting learning about the culture, exploring the landscape and learning more about its history.I would have loved...
  • Hailing a cab in Hong Kong and other things 5 years ago Today's blog was supposed to be about another aspect of Hong Kong life, hailing cabs to get around.  But as I re-read it before publishing, it is another rambling discourse on my travels.  So, here goes...When my son and I arrived at the Hong Kong airport, we found it very easy to get a cab, as...
  • The interesting people of Hong Kong 5 years ago I just returned from a trip to Hong Kong.  There were some interesting things about the people in/from Hong Kong.  It began on the flight there.  The passengers were 90% Asian.  I assume that they were either from Hong Kong or mainland China.  I had upgraded my seat to a preferred seat.  They...
  • Our fun and salty food adventure in Scandinavia 6 years ago One of my favorite things to do is to try new foods.  Our trip to Scandinavia gave me an opportunity to try an ethnic food that I have not experienced very much, maybe a few restaurants over my lifetime.  So, I was eager to try the "real thing".When we were in Alesund, Norway, getting ready to...
  • The boy with the girl with the red shoes 6 years ago We have just returned from a 3 week trip to Scandinavia.  One of the things that I like to do when I am in airports is people watch.  I will watch a couple and then tell Ken what I think is happening with that couple.  He normally just smiles when I tell him my scenario.Well, we had a couple of...

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07:35 AM April 08, 2014

very interesting.Thank u.

Alex Ingram
17:07 PM April 09, 2014

Excellent blog about American experience first hand with Saudi culture. Writer accurately conveys many of the simple things Americans have, that are greatly complicated in every day Saudi Society. She also takes time to write about life in the compound, which is a big part of the ex-pat life. A great read for someone "before" they embark on a move to the Kingdom.

Casey Nash
19:31 PM May 29, 2014

Hello, and thank you. I had some questions about traveling to Jeddah as an American if you had the time. My friend and I already have flights for June 12. Thanks again.

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