Monthly Archives: March 2012

Working as an Occupational Therapist in the Kingdom

Working as an Occupational Therapist in Saudi encompasses many of the same core elements that you will find in Canada.  We complete home assessments, splinting and hand therapy, neurorehab, sensory integration, equipment adaptations and so on.  The institutional environment here … Continue reading

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Farasan Banks Snorkling Weekend

Last weekend I went on a boat trip for the whole weekend!  The area we went to was called Farasan Banks which is accessed by Al Lith a small town about 2 hours south of Jeddah (towards Yemen) on the … Continue reading

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Pictures from the bus

          right: As with many cities, new housing pops up all the time.    left: The highway below is the one we take to work every day.  The hospital is just off the highway.  right: I am not … Continue reading

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History of Jeddah

Time for some history about the city I am growing to love so much… The word jeddah is derived from the Arabic term which literally means ‘grandmother’. According to local legends, Jeddah houses the tomb of Eve, the first women … Continue reading

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Camping weekend at Al Wahbah Crater

Truck needed to access camping in Saudi with a Bedouin tent strapped to the top.  Not your typical Canadian camping equipment… This past weekend I went on my first Saudi camping trip and it was a lot of fun.  As … Continue reading

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