Holiday Inn Riyadh Izdihar
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Al Heet is a town just outside of Riyadh. The cave itself is not one of the tourist attractions you'll find on the internet. All the same it's always amazing finding places that naturally retain a lot of water in this very dry climate. Also, like most places here sadly, it looks like a tourist attraction with all the litter in and around it.
... animal exhibition areas having places to sit and be out of the direct sun. It reminded me of the old Como Zoo in St. Paul Minnesota before it was renovated.
The zoo had the usual menagerie of animals and I'm pleased to say they all appeared healthy and in good condition. Perhaps unlike zoos in North America or Europe, there were not little ...
The Camel Trails are ancient trails that were used to get up the Tuwaiq escarpment before the Makkah highway was carved through it. This is on the south end of Riyadh. The escarpment is almost a thousand feet high, so the views are spectacular.
With my new handy dandy map book (made by expatriates in Riyadh), me and a group of people headed off to find a couple of year round pools. They are remarkably close to Riyadh, but you can miss them if you don't persist. What we thought was a dried up lower pool turned out not to be one of the pools. After a little adventurous exploring, we were rewarded with finding the second and upper ...
... rice.. (I think because of the similarity in the spices used) and the second meal was chicken kebab with some weird cheese puff.. So here I am at King Khalid International airport waiting for the next flight.. With free wifi for 2 hrs thankfully. The transit was a rather horrible experience as the staff were quite rude. Women had to go to a separate room for screening. While it is simply the usual kind of screening they do, being led to ...
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