Holiday Inn Riyadh Izdihar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... pathetic, I know.
There are three levels of shopping here in Riyadh. The Souks (souq), or open markets, carry a variety of goods from spices to clothing to household items, basically anything you can imagine. Every vendor has an open fronted shop and sells only one item (spices, carpets, sandals, scarves, abayas, jewelry, etc.). When I went shopping for an abaya we went into at least twenty abaya shops where the tailor sits out front and calls you in ...
Another desert safari adventure show produced by Nicole and starring Robert & Verna in lead roles. The opening scene begins with the cast meeting at first light to coordinate the attack plan and their exit strategy. Their goal at the beginning was clear: formation travel to the confrontation area southeast of Riyadh braving the harsh and forbidding desert terrain then luring the cunning and elusive baboon ...
... 11, Saudi access to the area is restricted and the parks are mostly empty.
There are some coffee shops and restaurants in the DQ and Kindi Plaza has become popular with the young people as a chance to get away from the strict morality rules for a bit.
I have included some photos of the local trees and flowers, most of which I have no idea what they are. Ed A. are you up for it?
Later in the week we ...
... be allowed to leave the country. Apparently there is an office at the airport for people to settle up before they go.
There are no good Samaritan laws here so we have been instructed not to stop at accident scenes as we could be found culpable if anyone died and we had assisted them. Emergency vehicles don't have the right of way here and are often sitting in traffic with their lights flashing, going nowhere.
Traffic signs are usually in Arabic ...
... It continues to surprise and disappoint us to see so much garbage left behind wherever we travel.
Our second stop of the day was a camel souk, or market. This is an area where camel owners come to bring their camels in for sale. Anyone who needs a camel for a wedding or graduation or other celebration can come and choose their camel. The farmer will then decorate the camel and keep it until it is needed. Apparently black camels fetch more money than ...