KAUST for Vegans.

This was something I searched and searched for on the internet before I came and couldn’t find a thing, presumably out of six thousand residents there is more than me living off lovely plants on campus, but if so they don’t write much about it. So here you go: Saudi is VERY fond of meat.… Continue reading KAUST for Vegans.

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.