Women driving

It is the 18th anniversary of women protesting the ban on driving by driving through the streets of Riyadh. People keep telling me that lifting the ban will completely change things for women around here. I disagree. I think the car sticker above explains a lot about social attitudes (I took this picture a few…

Fall colors

The weather is changing around here. The days are not as hot and the evenings are cool and pleasant. And the colors are changing…of mens clothes! In summer you only saw a sea of white with the occasional red checkered heads bobbing amidst them. Now you see browns, blacks, grays, navy blues, olives and tans…

rain!!

It’s been raining in Riyadh for the past few days. Somehow I always miss it as it’s happening- I heard that there was a major rainfall that left the streets flooded a few days ago! I’ve even missed seeing the short drizzles as I was taking a nap. I am determined to take a picture…

hiatus

Sorry for the long delay in posting- I’ve been traveling a lot to other countries so did not get the opportunity to update this site. I will be traveling again within a few weeks so there will be yet another gap until some time in Ramadan when i am expected to return.

roads

The general rumor is that women will be allowed to drive by the end of this year. It is unclear if it will actually happen however the story goes that the royals are in favor of it and have been working on the clerics for years- apparently they have just about worn down the protests…

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