The Ritz Carlton Riyadh
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I visited Saudi Arabia after my stay in Iran. My original intent was to spend time in Riyadh (the capital) but also to visit other cities and regions of Saudi Arabia with more touristic appeal, like the southwest of Saudi Arabia, Abha, which is known for its pleasant weather and beautiful mountain landscapes or Mada in Saleh, an …
... sandwich. It had falafel, potatoes, and egg inside of pita bread. So good! There was also something resembling a chicken croquette, subway sandwiches (which I avoided because eating anything normal/American is lame), grape leaves, juices (Kiwi juice is big here), mamouls (which I tried today--it's like a thick snickerdoodle with a date inside), and coffee. I am a bit disappointed in the coffee here...it seems to be ...
... have red hair, and an uncovered face. A prostitute OBVIOUSLY.
4- I actually like to walk. In a society where sidewalks are few, taxis are everywhere, and people rush from air conditioned car to air conditioned building, you never see people outside. unless they are waiting for a driver. shame shame.
5- I live by a major highway. Although I like the cute backstreets and neighborhoods, I eventually have to walk ...
... and such), I have had to resort to a lot of games like pictionary, charades, and hot seat. We also don't have a lot of material since it's the first week of class and the e-mail systems are down. All that being said, the mantra here is, "Be Flexible."
I like my students thus far. I had a class of 6 yesterday and 16 today. Since the girls have to cover up so much on a daily basis, they tend to ...
It's been a strange journey from Washington D.C. to Riyadh. The initial flight to Doha seemed ridiculously quick despite the fact that it was about 13 hours long. I just slept, woke up, ate airline food, and passed out again. I had a devout Muslim mother and her son next to me. They seemed a bit uncomfortable having me so close to them, but I was polite as can be. I also made a friend by giving an Indian man sitting across the aisle my toilette. He said I had a great soul. ...