Al Waha Palace Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... desert transporters. Several cast members screamed on cue as the transporter drivers flew over rough ground and up/down steep hillsides that formed the fortress walls of the ruling baboon kingdom. Although no romantic scenes were in the script, several of the professional cast decided to add impromptu gasps, clutches, and grabs into the more dangerous traverse scenes.
Right on schedule, the safari ...
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... but speed limit signs are only in Arabic so you better practice up. Learning the Arabic numbers isn't that hard but recalling them quickly for exit numbers etc. is more difficult. We have missed many an exit while our brains were still working.
Our car comes with a GPS unit that is completely out of date and confused. The road construction changes routes with detours, closed roundabouts, no through streets etc. almost weekly. It took us a twenty minute ...
... Hajj caravans as well as frankincense spice traders for centuries. This area reminds us very much of the landscape around Arizona. Robert's off-road driving was skilled enough that my eyes were only closed briefly.
On our way through we saw sections of desert the have been claimed by the Bedouin families who are coming in closer to the city for the winter. You can see how they have gathered the sand into a fence-like border around the area which will be ...
... have a car for our personal use. The Canadians in the compound are very welcoming as are residents from all over the world.
There is a religious holiday here from October 4-9 called Hajj. There is also a pilgrimage during this time. Millions of people take this pilgrimage to Mecca at this time. As a result we are touring around Riyadh until it is over. Our first outing was this past weekend when we travelled to Dir'iyah (pronounced like ...