Holiday Inn Al Khobar-Corniche
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... in a weekend, so we set off. The drive was a four hour ordeal that didn't include any bathroom stops. Enough said. The highway was three lanes each way. The outside lane was for trucks (of which there was a steady stream), the second lane was for cars and the inside lane was for the 'crazies" (labelled so because of the speed which they passed by). We were travelling 120kph, the crazies would zoom by at any speed. If you were caught in ...
Australia Day on the base, quite good. Found out there is a thai restaurant on camp and they have a reggae DJ.................. not very Australian but they had made an effort with the decorations and there was a few Ozzie accents around. Felt much happier after an evening with some Ozzie's eating thai food and listening to ACDC :)
The base has become my little safe haven, I have yoga and spin classes on my door step, the supermarket and can walk to work in ...
... food without MSG added and veggies from local farmers. I turn left out my gate and walk 10 mins to the local butchers to buy meat – he only stocks from local farms and can practically tell me the name of the animal, has fresh kidneys on Tuesday etc etc. I turn right out my gate walk 5 mins and am at the local fruit and veg market and can buy local veggies, free range eggs and milk from the dairy down the road…… I don’t say that to sound like ...
... and sumac all ground together. I am totally in love with it spread like jam over hot flat bread with a little bit of oil. Its like pesto only better. The other thing that I have fallen for is Arabic coffee, or more correctly the Saudi version of arabic coffee.
This is an art form and I have a feeling that a dallah (arabic coffee pot) will be joining the Vietnamese drip filter and the Greek percolator on ...
... with the image that I had in my head. There are street sellers with t-shirts and shorts for sale, loads of electronic shops and bootleg DVD's, gold shops were you can buy little bars of gold or white gold bracelets.
The kitchen shops are good, I quickly spend $100 on pots and pans, baking trays and knives, the kitchen is set up so we grab a taxi and head to the mall to find a pushbike so I can get around the compound more easily.