Golden Tulip Andalusia Riyadh
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... posts in the valley and charged uphill to confront the intruders. It quickly became apparent our small safari team of ten was outnumbered six to one and were faced with a humiliating retreat. But, it's too late to fall back! With each side now in a face-to-face high intensity situation, the drama climaxes when the team decides to use distraction to regain the advantage. Oranges, bananas, and melons are used ...
... 11, Saudi access to the area is restricted and the parks are mostly empty.
There are some coffee shops and restaurants in the DQ and Kindi Plaza has become popular with the young people as a chance to get away from the strict morality rules for a bit.
I have included some photos of the local trees and flowers, most of which I have no idea what they are. Ed A. are you up for it?
Later in the week we ...
As we alluded to in a previous entry, getting around Riyadh is not for the faint of heart. Traffic is heavy at most times of the day, except Fridays. Friday is their holy day and businesses do not open til about four in the afternoon. This has been a good time for us to do our exploring of the city.
There is a lot of construction in all areas of the city and many highways out of town. Speed limits through the city are 80 km/h and on the highways 120 km/h. ...
... Camel prices range from $1000 to $1,000,000 typical is $50,000 to 100,000. All the high end camels we saw were smiling nicely knowing they will be racers or investment pets. Low ends were going to be dinner (awww) or milk and urine producers.
Doris is going to try a traditional drink of camel milk and urine mixture - supposed to cure all kinds of ailments, even cancer. If anyone wants to cure anything, especially those many of you with alcohol-induced liver ...
... a UNESCO world heritage site.
A wadi is a valley that contains water in times of rain. It has more vegetation than the desert and follows a path like a dry riverbed. Old Dir'iyah is in the Wadi Hanifah. There was a ten year beautification of this wadi and now it is a vast park with trails and palm trees and picnic sites. The locals love to picnic in the evenings and will drive into the desert or on the hills of Riyadh and park. They ...