Mena Hotel Riyadh
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Food on board is over abundant, but delicious. The first week you tend to go a little overboard as the food is laid on everywhere you turn. Breakfast, lunch, dinner all available in two or more locations as well as in your room if you so choose. In addition you can have afternoon tea every afternoon and if you go to the movies they serve popcorn and cookies. Desserts are to die for and the waiters are very persuasive. They also-have Happy hour ...
... serving food of a quality that varies between slightly better than Western junk food to much worse.
If you know some locals, they might take you to some of the best local food places!
For example, we were taken to a place called Najd Village - an eating place which serves delicious local-style food. There were 5 of us shown to a room where we were served an enormous banquet of curries, rice, breads, dips, laban (or leben, a "milk product" similar ...
... yesterday I needed to call Israel, but I couldn't get through, and it was weird, it was making my phone disconnect from the network. So I tried calling other countries, no problem - call Israel, phone locks up. Seriously....
Anne asked me whether women seemed repressed there, which was when I realised I hadn't seen any. Maybe that answered the question.
... a busy city with everyone moving about and clearly a lot happening, but at the moment I'm not sure it will make the top 7/8 of my favourite cities list.... but I'm glad I came and had a look.
But tomorrow, I am excited to be following in Lawrence's footsteps, I plan to enter Aqaba from across the Wadi Araba desert.
... a photo or two. We were given a tour of the hotel but missed out on the Royal suite as it was fully booked that day.
Interesting fact- President Obama stayed here overnight recently. It took three months to prepare for his one-night stay. They were given the three top floors of the hotel.
There is a bowling alley in the hotel so the ladies from MHI are going to try to sneak a bowling night in.