Category Archives: Expat Life in Saudi Arabia

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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Goodbye Canada

All packed and ready to go with butterflies in my stomach. Countless books and blogs on Islam and Saudi life have been read.  I have a long skirt, a black long sleeve formless top and a head scarf to wear … Continue reading

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