Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh
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Arrived in Riyadh this morning.
Weather is hot, traffic is crazy.
Very tired in the evening... constant air-conditioning doesn't help.
Looking forward to spending a bit more time outside... perhaps by the pool.
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 ...
The food quality in Riyadh is very variable. They tend to do meat very well, salad not so well. Of course, spending time in an international hotel you get to eat in Japanese, Italian or Western-style restaurants, but getting out and experiencing the local food is what it's all about.
I stayed in the Radisson Blu, where there are several restaurants of fairly good standard (but very expensive). At the lower end, there are many many junk food and fast ...
Arrived airport 3am but 50 knot headwind at flight level and far reaching dust storms mean no departure. Had such a good run with weather, I know I am lucky to only be delayed now for the first time... But of all the cities to be delayed in!
Will update when weather and routing options becomes clearer, but perhaps will become an overnight flight.
Waited all day ...
... for a while, but by 1pm the 4 hour shutdown was kind of making sense, so I went to a hotel lobby, got a coffee and corresponded for a few hours.
I decided on an early dinner as I am at the airport around 3am tomorrow to try and beat the heat a little, and I had a recommendation for a restaurant that specialised in Saudi food. The layout was two floors of booths for ...