Foremost is my daughter, who lives in Riyadh. We spend one hour on telephone daily with each other. There is so much to share. I feel lost if I don’t talk to her. 197 more words
November 28, 2014
Finally… the long awaited day is here. My first trip out of Saudi Arabia since arriving here about 4 months ago.
For at least the last 5 years of my life, I don’t think I’ve gone 4 months without flying somewhere or going somewhere on some sort of trip or adventure. 962 more words
I’ve always enjoyed writing about Saudi Arabia, as regular readers of this blog will know. The other day I was delving through my digital archives and I found this piece from 1985. 887 more words
I would say that when most people say they “escaped” Saudi Arabia, whether it was quietly in the middle of the night or screaming in broad daylight; to the rest of the world images of abusive religious police, domestic violence, and gross human rights violations committed by extremists carrying ISIS flags on camelback are invoked with the very mention of the Kingdom. 299 more words