The Kids Are Not Alright – Children in Saudi Arabia

We are very fortunate here at KAUST, in that we have one of only two cinemas in the whole country here on campus. In Saudi culture the cinema is seen as sinful by some religious clerics and was banned in the 1980’s in an effort to appease them. Recently there have been faint rumblings the… Continue reading The Kids Are Not Alright – Children in Saudi Arabia

Visiting Jeddah’s Malls

We’d been here about a week before we decided to travel to Jeddah to pick up some stuff we really needed for the house. Desperately needed. Couldn’t do without needed. Our list looked like this: Cutlery drawer Bin Bin bags Bowls Baking trays Writing paper and envelopes Ironing board Dog food and toys Clothes horse… Continue reading Visiting Jeddah’s Malls