Sultan Qaboos Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (جَامِع ٱلسُّلْطَان قَابُوْس ٱلْأَكْبَر‎) is the main mosque in Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. The Mosque was commisioned by the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said in 1992. He wanted to create a mosque to rival the mosques in the Middle East, thus making Oman famous. TheContinue reading “Sultan Qaboos Mosque”

The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan

Wadi Darga and the Caves of Bar Kochba This hike has it all. Adventure. Danger. Panorama. History. Spectacular views. Isolation.  On the Northwestern side of the Dead Sea is a canyon system called the Nahal Darga. The word ‘Nahal’ means dry riverbed. The Nahal Darga  is a very deep, rugged, dry riverbed that flows intoContinue reading “The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan”

Desert Castles in Jordan

As a little girl I spent time walking through the ruins of castles and forts with my family so naturally I had to do some exploring whilst in Jordan and to be sure, Jordan has many castles and ruins worth exploring. If you are prepared to hire a car and drive for just over anContinue reading “Desert Castles in Jordan”

The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan!

Hiking in the Land of the Bible What more can I say? I love to hike. It is a part of my nature. If  I see a mountain, I immediately want to climb it. If I see rough terrain, I want to challenge it. Combine that with the heat of the desert, throw in some ofContinue reading “The Secrets of the Wilderness – Hike with Dan!”

Wadi Rum

Jordan might be a small country, but it is filled to the brim with many breathtaking and beautiful sights. Whether you prefer the ancient ruins of the Rose City of Petra, or the hive of activity in downtown Amman, Jordan is sure to offer something to suit everyone. If you ever find yourself fortunate enoughContinue reading “Wadi Rum”

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”

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”

Release

This is a poem that reflects the courage that one may need to step out, let go of old things and embrace new beginnings; it is dedicated to anyone who is on the verge of change.  The child stood alone for a time, Balloons in hand, And quietness flooded the place, Could she dare toContinue reading “Release”