Category Archives: Expat Life in Saudi Arabia

The inside of my house

My partner recently asked to see the inside of my house.  I thought I would share it with everyone.  My house is more spacious  than the other town homes because it is a villa.  You will notice the Saudi undertones with the curtain … 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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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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When not working…

How do I spend my time?  What is there to do?  Am I bored? These are questions many people have asked and I wondered about before I arrived.  You can never know what an experience will be like until you … Continue reading

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Saudi is a magical place

There is something about this country I am not quite sure how to describe.  It is almost as though it is a magical place, or like a secret that only few people get to experience. On the one hand Saudi … Continue reading

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The Compound

– The compound I live on is called Al Aoun (pronounced aloune).  We are situated in the Al Bawdi district of Jeddah.  It has 2 outdoor pools, a small gym and very small store which sells water, phone cards, and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Sandpit

I arrived to my new home at 3am on Jan 2, 2012.  I changed into my conservative attire in Istanbul, headscarf included.  I was surprised to see that many of the women were not covered at all wearing western clothes.  … Continue reading

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