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... 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 ...
... visit Kingdom Tower.This is the second tallest building in Saudi Arabia and certainly the most recognizable building in Riyadh. It is shaped like a bottle opener. The tower is 99 stories tall with a walkover right across the top. There is a restaurant at the base of the opening where we had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant had recently reopened after a major remodel. The views of the city are wonderful as expected.
As we alluded to in a previous entry, getting around Riyadh is not for the faint of heart. Traffic is heavy at most times of the day, except Fridays. Friday is their holy day and businesses do not open til about four in the afternoon. This has been a good time for us to do our exploring of the city.
There is a lot of construction in all areas of the city and many highways out of town. Speed limits through the city are 80 km/h and on the highways 120 km/h. ...
... 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 ...
... their mess where they sat and the next day a crew comes and cleans up all the garbage. It is quite the garbage sight!
As a final wrap up - the things I miss most after my kidlets and mom of course
1. Believe it or not my CBC tv shows
2. A nice glass of pino gris
3. Being able to drive myself somewhere (not that I would here). Feeling a little trapped on occassion.