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Of Head Cases and Head Scarves

So there’s this:

It’s a headscarf, commonly called the hijab here in Saudi Arabia. There are a lot of different ways to wear it, and wearing it well requires more effort than I’ve ever invested. 1,538 more words

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That Old Black Magic II: An End to Sorcery

I’m not in the habit of writing about the same topic twice (special exception for the Princess Souk—Volume III in the near future, I’m sure), but then… 1,626 more words

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Some Things Are Puzzles

A lot of things about Saudi Arabia puzzle me. This sign, for instance. It puzzles me:

I thought it might be advertising a new indoor playland (all the malls have them—outdoor parks are rare, hot, and dirty). 1,859 more words

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Buckle Up, Kids: Driving in Saudi Arabia

I’ve been putting off this post for some time because I didn’t have the sufficient video or photos to do it justice. I’ve finally concluded I will NEVER have sufficient material to do it justice. 1,993 more words

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Say Yes to the Dresses: Report from a Saudi Wedding

Consider the number of times you have told a child “No, you have to eat your dinner before you get dessert.” Consider the metaphor you would use to describe the number. 1,878 more words

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Behind the Walls

I got a note last week from a Saudi gentleman who appreciated a post and especially other expats’ positive comments about life in Saudi Arabia (his comment will be the last or nearly), and then said, “What I read is all about personal experiences. 1,362 more words

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Saudi News Notes: That Old Black Magic

Baseball players are a notoriously superstitious lot. Lucky socks, rally hats, pre-game rituals, all as much a part of the game as the ball itself. My beloved Colorado Rockies, while on a record-breaking winning streak years ago, were noticed wearing the same dark vests at every game. 1,592 more words

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