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Saudi Arabia

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 […]

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Saudi Arabia

rites of passage

One of the oddities of getting an iqama (residence permit) for KSA is the medical tests that are mandatory. We had FULL physicals done to satisfy the requirements – and I mean full: 5 diff vials of blood, urine and stool twice, chest x-ray, physical exam. The results were submitted so we could get the […]

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Saudi Arabia

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 […]

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America
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off-topic: Transit

We took off before the election results were declared however our pilot was good enough to keep us updated. He gave us the electoral count right after takeoff and about 30mins later when the results were declared. Nothing quite like staying connected. Sitting at Heathrow Airport right now, it’s quite amazing to see the actual […]

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America
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off topic: Go VOTE!!!

vote vote vote It’s a right that is considered a luxury in many (most?) countries of the world. Exercise your rights. The consequences are profound and impact the WHOLE world. Obama is speaking in VA right now to a crowd of 90,000+ people. I’m trying to figure out what time to go to the polls- […]

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America
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off topic: election mania

It’s quite interesting to be in the US right now around election time- the campaign frenzy is EVERYWHERE!! The Obama campaign clearly has more money as we’ve received 4 or 5 mailers and/or postcards (one each day) left at our front door. We’ve had door-to-door campaigners come by 4 times in the past few days […]

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Dr Mona Abul-Fadl passed away

Dr Mona passed away today after more than 2 years of battling breast cancer. She was sweet, gentle and lived in her own world. She gave genuine hugs when she met you, not those polite, shallow ones that people give out of courtesy. She held your hand when she spoke with you. An author and […]

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Saudi Arabia

parking lot picnics

Once again I find myself in transit so what better way to spend time than writing! As you might know, Riyadh does not have many options for legal family entertainment. They have a plethora of malls, restaurants, a single museum and a zoo that has different entry days for men and women so families cannot […]

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Saudi Arabia

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.

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