Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... Camel prices range from $1000 to $1,000,000 typical is $50,000 to 100,000. All the high end camels we saw were smiling nicely knowing they will be racers or investment pets. Low ends were going to be dinner (awww) or milk and urine producers.
Doris is going to try a traditional drink of camel milk and urine mixture - supposed to cure all kinds of ailments, even cancer. If anyone wants to cure anything, especially those many of you with alcohol-induced liver ...
Well we finally have settled in and have most of the bugs worked out of this new blog site, I hope. Our intent with this blog is to keep everyone up to date with our antics and only have to say things once. Gerald and I will share the responsibility of the blog but I got the short straw this week so it looks like I start. I'm sure everyone will be able to guess by the tone who is writing each week. We welcome comments and questions but ...