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!”

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”

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!”


The small country of Jordan, in the Middle East, is well known for it’s hospitality, culture and historical sights. From an archaeological perspective Jordan contains some of the most spectacular sites in the world including the world renowned tourist attraction that boasts over 500,000 visitors each year: Petra. On this occasion I want to talkContinue reading “Jerash”