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Christmas in the Kingdom

So last year (as if its been a year already – utterly terrifying) I wrote about my first experience of christmas as an Expat in Saudi Arabia. 727 more words

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Community Facilities - the Vet at KAUST

I decided to write a small series of posts about the extra community facilities we have here at KAUST. I’ve already covered a lot of the restaurants and recreation centers – but as far as day to day living goes, there are also some other handy services we have on site that all help to make living here that little bit more comfortable. 493 more words

Saudi Arabia

When It Rains...It Floods...

Around 4:30am, I awoke to a large clap of thunder.  This is not a normal occurrence, so I was a little shocked to realize that I wasn’t just dreaming…we were actually in the midst of a thunderstorm!   529 more words

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Thanksgiving by the Sea

Holidays that are only celebrated in your home country are often a gamble when you live abroad.  Because days like Thanksgiving and Independence Day are only holidays for Americans, you can’t always assume that people (even other American expats) will celebrate the holiday or that the grocery store will have the ingredients you need to make the traditional dishes you want. 260 more words

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It's Electric!

I had a discussion with my mom recently about outlet adapters while traveling, and it got me thinking about a funny quirk of KAUST and the outlets we have.   249 more words

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Let's Talk About Imports

We have a rule in our house: when grocery shopping, start with the cheapest local brand that is comparable to what we’re looking for and try that.   328 more words

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Rowells Bike Arabia - Part 1

Compared to our life in the States, we feel like the work/life balance at KAUST is really nice, so we’ve been using our extra time to get in shape.   909 more words

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