Dhahran International Hotel
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This week mark's the week that I learn the frustration of "Insha'Allah" and have to remind myself that "Que Sera Sera" should be my response.
Insha'Allah is a word that is commonly used and the first word of Arabic that you learn in an Arabic speaking country. It is pronounced in a slow drawl with a focus on the first syllable which is pronounced En. It means God Willing or if Allah wills, effectively it will happen when it happens and it is the ...
So week four in Saudi Arabia AKA the sand pit.
This week I decided to try and find Saudi 'Jenny Craig' and with a little help from some locals I found the local weight loss meal plan company. The motto is 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels'........... an oldie but a goodie, the first email was entitled '10 healthy eating hobbits'....... I am hoping the food is better then the health messages.
Ramadam finished this week and I am hoping that ...
So weekend three and the start of week three in Dhahran, I finally made it to Ikea this weekend. Amazingly exactly the same as every other Ikea on the planet........ so that was uneventful. I also made it to the mall, but it was closed because of Ramadam, so we went to Saco (like Bunnings) and I bought some lucky bamboo & loctight (to fix my bike) instead of what ever I would have bought at the mall. That has been about it in terms of adventure's for ...
I've been in Dhahran for a week, the people have been amazing, so friendly and welcoming, I have been out for lunch / dinner / parties and today I am being taken shopping. This will be my first trip out of the compound and into Khobar.
In the morning we went to the grocery shop, the fruit and veg was amazing. All kinds of eggplants, tomato's, fennel, lots of grapes, peaches and beautiful mango's. The olives at the deli counter were amazing, about 50 ...
Flying into Dubai, I was expecting it to look like the vacation shots in the travel agents, crystal blue sea, white desert. Instead there was a dust storm with limited visibility and acres and acres of yellow sand and half finished building sites. The Dubai airport was my first glimpse at the middle east though and the ladies in Abaya's and men in white thobes. All of the women were amazingly elegant in drifty silk Abayas and elaborate head ...