My House in KAUST – 1 Bed Townhouse

As promised here, I have managed to get my hands on some floor plans for all the different houses here at KAUST. I will do a different blog post for each one so I hope its useful! Worth noting that you will be allocated your house depending on the size of your family – you… Continue reading My House in KAUST – 1 Bed Townhouse

Arriving at Jeddah airport and travelling to KAUST.

We flew from Manchester via Saudia airlines which was a six hour flight, as you can imagine this was something of a no frills journey and is most definitely dry. You will find watching a film is fairly difficult as scenes are edited or deleted altogether if they contain anything a bit risqué – I… Continue reading Arriving at Jeddah airport and travelling to KAUST.

Saudi Arabia – preconceived notions vs first impressions.

When the subject of moving to work in Saudi first came up, frankly – I was horrified. Leaving my family, friends and my dog to go live in the desert in an overbearing, oppressive, patriarchal society? ‘No effing way pal’ was something along the lines of what was said. Let’s be honest, we don’t know that… Continue reading Saudi Arabia – preconceived notions vs first impressions.