Abha – Day II (Art Street, Habala Hanging Village, Green Mountain)

The next day was a Friday. So that basically meant that the whole country would be in sleeping mode till after the noon prayers i.e. 1:00 PM. We decided to sleep in and freshen up completely for the next day. But I don’t know if it was the excitement of the new place or the... Continue Reading →

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Souq Okaz

Usually, the lifestyle after Ramadan tends to be lethargic and sleepy for atleast a month. During Ramadan, the whole country basically stays up all night and sleeps at daybreak till afternoon. So coming out of this “jetlag” is quite a task. However, Saudi seems to have taken this as a challenge head-on and organized so... Continue Reading →

Bir Ar Rawha

I am finally posting after a long break (well, Ramadan is a valid excuse!). Being here in India in Ramadan, one tends to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the old city. The social visits, the courtesy calls; oooooh, and the most interesting ones – the FOOD calls *nom nom*! All this food... Continue Reading →

Al Baha – The Fog City

Winter has always been my favorite season of all! No oily skin, no sweaty hair, no body odor (or other petty girly stuff!) to deal with. I suppose coming from a hot and humid country does that to you.  Come winters and I feel all charged up. I start feeling all pretty and peachy and... Continue Reading →

A Weekend In Tabuk

Tabuk or Tabouk is one of the oldest cities in the world and exists since around 500 BC, then known as Taboo. Ptolemy (100 AD-ish) has mentioned a city "Tabawa" in the North-western corner of Arabia and the description pretty much matches that of Tabuk. It was a very popular route for the traders and pilgrims... Continue Reading →

The Many Shades of Jeddah

We have shifted to Jeddah since almost 2 years now. And I am proud to say that I have become a true Jeddawi. I have discovered places here, new and old, that people living here since ages aren’t even aware of. Call it the young blood, I suppose! Not to sound biased to my city,... Continue Reading →

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