Is it a necklace? Is it a shopping bag? No, it is the Kingdom Tower of Riyadh!

When I first moved to Riyadh and took a taxi to the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, a strangetower caught my eye. We continued to drive down Olaya street and I tried to take a picture of the interesting looking tower without much success. “Excuse me, what is the name of that tower?” I askedContinue reading “Is it a necklace? Is it a shopping bag? No, it is the Kingdom Tower of Riyadh!”

The girl who murdered her fears: A story of a woman who inspires those around her

She is the person that I would turn to for a motivational boost; the classic positive thinker and carefree woman. Not much phases her, she seems to take everything in her stride. I never would have thought that my friend Wejdan had faced hard times and difficulties, so when I heard her story, I wasContinue reading “The girl who murdered her fears: A story of a woman who inspires those around her”

Riyadh’s Most Beautiful Historical Secret: Old Diriyah!

“We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery. Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures here for you.” Laurel Bleadon Maffei Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, is filled with interesting and unusualContinue reading “Riyadh’s Most Beautiful Historical Secret: Old Diriyah!”

Living in a Compound

During my time living in Saudi Arabia, I spent three months living in Al Hamra compound in Northern Riyadh. Since then I have been asked a lot of questions about compound life and about the experience of living on a compound so I wanted to write briefly about my experience. I moved to Al HamraContinue reading “Living in a Compound”

The National Museum of Saudi Arabia

As somebody who has grown up in a house full of history lovers, I have a firm appreciation for museums and history, therefore, when I moved to Riyadh one of the first places that I wanted to visit was the National Museum of Saudi Arabia. I booked my first taxi in Riyadh and off weContinue reading “The National Museum of Saudi Arabia”

Riyadh Boulevard

The year 2019 was a fundamental year for the country of Saudi Arabia. Many would argue this because of the number of reforms that took place, such as the E-Visa (allowing tourists to visit Saudi Arabia for the first time.) Before the year finished I was able to visit The Boulevard and experience some ofContinue reading “Riyadh Boulevard”

Diriyah Season

Saudi Arabia has been experiencing an immense ammount of reform and transformation in the past few years. Recently Diriyah Season and Riyadh Season were opened to the public. I had the opportunity of visiting Diriyah season (موسم الدرعية) in Riyadh and I have to say that the experience was nothing short of magical. What isContinue reading “Diriyah Season”