Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche
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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 ...
... I did make it to yoga once, it was yoga fit as promised on the schedule and I couldn't walk for about two days afterwards, must go again this week and see if I have improved. There have been fighter jets test flying at 1200 every day, they are kind of impressive but when they flew over head at 2330 at night I wasn't sure if sheltering under the bed would help much!!!! Fortunately it was only night test flights.
This is the last ...
... and in the fish section, fresh fish packed in ice. Salmon, Dory, prawns, squid all super fresh and cheap. Thank Goodness the fish is so good, because I can not bring myself to eat the Halal meat, especially not the Aussie beef or NZ lamb. The live export trade is not something that I can knowingly support, although no-one else seems to have an issue!!!
So I remember in a few months;
Grapes 500gms = 75c AUD
Peaches 1kg = $1AUD
... pinned to perfection around their faces.
I dragged my crumpled up Abaya with the dodgy hem stitching out of my carry on luggage and felt a little shamed pulling it on, sort of like when you are busted in track pants and no make-up in Melbourne.
Saudi Arabia from the air looked hot, dusty and yellow, I thought it would be like the Australian desert with a lattice of dry river beds and the odd stand of ...