Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh
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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 ...
... at their command post on the edge of a plateau cliff overlooking the wide, low valley below. They suspect that the roving baboon army is down there, but must be lured up into the team's trap first to secure victory. Some of the adventurers used baboon mating calls and others dispersed orange fruit aromas to attract any baboon presence. The lure worked perfectly! Dozens of baboons emerged from their now ...
The area of Riyadh known as the Diplomatic Quarter is where all the Embassies are located. It is quite beautiful with many green spaces and hiking trails surrounding the Quarter. The trail follows the edge of an escarpment overlooking the palm gardens of the Wadi Hanifah. There are playgrounds, gardens and an abundance of picnic areas. We started exploring this area last week and decided it would be a great place to return ...
... detour" to go for a ten minute ride to the grocery store.
Parking is free in most parkades. You can however hire a local to look after your car in some outdoor lots. He will wash the car inside and out at your request. Street parking is hit and miss. There is angle parking on most streets but there is always a concern that someone will park behind you, boxing you in. As stated before, anything goes.
I will never complain about traffic in Winnipeg ...
... us know how many liters you want. Supposed to be good for shiny hair too!
We do our touring on the weekend (Fri and Sat) and go shopping, restauranting, or vegging during the week. Also, lots of us Manitobans socializing with supper hosting and Saudi juice. The Eid holiday week is just ending. Millions of hajj pilgrims from everywhere head to Mecca and Medina during this week so travel for the rest of us at the same time is not a good idea.