Sun, sand, cars and insanity. Saudi’s favorite pastime in pictures!
So here we are. Planning has been done, the dates have been set. The families have now spent a few weeks shopping for clothes, gifts, jewelry and booking wedding halls. With just a few weeks to go before the wedding, its time to start having fun!
In Pakistan, marriage is considered the union of two families, not just the pairing of two people. Combine the vested interests of extended family with the restrictions from culture and religion, and navigating the path to a wedding can get quite challenging for all involved!
Volcanic activity is not something new to Saudi Arabia. The region around the Wahbah crater is located in Saudi Arabia’s 5,900 square meter Harrat Kishb volcanic field. Our expedition to the crater opted to camp in to the east of the crater, at the northeastern edge of the lava fields.
Well, those of you tired of hearing about me climbing mountains all the time will be glad to know that this post is about a trip into a massive hole. Nono, get your mind out of the gutter. Not that kind of hole… pervert.
Saudi Arabia is huge. And for the most part, its filled with… nothing. Nothing at all. This is a story of what its like to drive through this nothing. Oh, and we got assaulted by a camel. Read on.
How chance led us to a chance to dine with the Emir of Turaif and see his amazing collection of pre-WWI Saudi weapons.
I panted heavily as I shifted my weight onto my hands, holding onto the ledge beside me and preparing to drop down yet another few feet along the granite path that seemed to lead down the mounting. Grimacing as I hit the hard rock underneath, my knees buckled halfway, exhausted by the torture they had received over the past 8 hours.
The integrity of journalism implies that I should apply equal coverage to Pakistan and ‘that other team’. Thankfully I’m no journalist. I’m Paki. And damn proud of it. Biased commentary commences.