Holiday Inn Riyadh Izdihar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... are so friendly with it and curious, asking our guide where we are from. We were taken to the obligatory handicraft market run by women and given fans, then later a lettuce in the veg market. I'm not sure what we could do with that! Finally we tried on various designs of black floor length frocks. You wouldn't think there could be such options. It was then a matter of getting the headscarf to stay on and not flop over or off. The shopping was followed by more ...
... well until we were dropped at the hotel (whose name we only got the day before leaving London after several requests), to find at 1am now that we had no reservation. Thankfully our guide was contactable and managed to sort it out enabling us to crash into bed at 2am! We leave later this morning for an internal flight, but not having any information on how to get there I think we will be making our own way there! More to follow ...
... at the counter waiting to order a meal when we have been ushered out and the door is locked. Wait or go home. The last opportunity for shopping is at coffee mornings. These are held at various compounds. A coffee morning includes a breakfast, prizes and souk vendors who come to make some money. Deals aren't usually as good as at the souk but they come right to the people. The bus from our compound goes to one coffee morning every week. My life in a nutshell. Jealous? ...
... rule the area into direct confrontation to establish our own dominance there. Countless previous expeditions that tried this had failed miserably due to their complete lack of charisma and stage presence that this intrepid group displayed.
The plot and adrenaline level starts to increase in intensity with the need to leave established travel lanes and traverse dangerous natural obstructions with ...
... and Brian, a buddy from work, have made up their minds to walk the entire trail and map it out for the rest of the world to see. It was farther than they thought and they only have a third done for now.
This area is open to the public but has few visitors. Women are not required to wear their abayas in the diplomatic quarter which is a treat. This used to be a popular spot for the Saudis to come and picnic but ...