I’ve written many times about the confusing contradictions about living here in Saudi Arabia. Things really haven’t gotten any better - except that women are now employed in sales positions around the country and we women are no longer required to purchase bras and panties from strange perverted men! - and life continues to be as confusing as ever. Show More Summary
Thanksgiving needs to be celebrated at home. Not just in the US: at home.
You didn’t earn this privilege; you simply hit the linguistic lottery.
I used The Entertainer when we lived in the states and I was so delighted to discover that it is now a worldwide product that is available here in the Middle East as well. Editions available in Saudi Arabia include Jeddah and Riyadh and the Eastern Province. Show More Summary
Needing to drop off some plastic recycling, which is further away than our regular recycling collection point, we decided to keep walking for a bit after our recycling duties were done. It was early on a Sunday morning with little … Continue reading ?
I’m going to be honest with you, this is a tired blogger’s post. It’s been a long week of writing, capped off with a lot of sneezing and stuffy nose issues the past two days. As a result, you’re getting … Continue reading ?
I met many Americans abroad whom I would never have crossed paths with otherwise.
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I bet he's never heard "take a chill pill" in his life.
What happens when you combine Belgian beer, a cat, and a church? You get the Café Olivier, the top-ranked café in the Netherlands, according to the Misset Horeca Café Top 100 listing. The ranking was announced yesterday at a ceremony … Continue reading ?
During six months in Saigon, I learned a thing or two.
Dewi Kusmianti is a woman turning trash into treasure.
Hij komt! Hij komt! There will be lots of children shouting that on Sunday when Sinterklaas makes his arrival. Sunday is the intocht, AKA Sinterklaas’ arrival by boat from Spain. Despite the recent issues with the canal walls near the … Continue reading ?
The Paushuize (Pope’s House) has recently begun offering tours every Sunday afternoon. I’m going to be writing about the Paushuize for a website and a magazine, so I decided a good place to start on my research was a tour … Continue reading ?
In countries where being gay is taboo, the ones who cannot hide lead the way for the rest.
Each year, on 11 November, the feast day of St. Martin (Sint Maarten) of Tours is celebrated. Primarily a Catholic celebration, it originated in France and then spread through parts of Europe. In some places, it is marked as the … Continue reading ?
Pull up your organic bamboo chair, make a pot of fair trade coffee and come save Africa. Again.
Today’s big news is that the 2015 Tour de France will start off here in Utrecht. There’s been a lot of will they/won’t they going on for the past few weeks (months), but the official announcement came today. To celebrate, … Continue reading ?
Photo by: Areej Adel Albagshy I can't tell you how many times I have heard from Saudi men how spoiled women in Saudi Arabia are or how Saudi women are treated like queens. It perturbs me. On the one hand, yes - most Saudi women do not work outside the home and most have maids to do the housework and raise their kids. Show More Summary
Have you ever considered the rest of the plant?