I am in the process of writing up my recent trip to Sri Lanka, but its taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R – partly because it was amazing and I want to make sure I get everything in. Also partly because I have a 20 month old who will not leave me alone long enough to eat a bowl… Continue reading A look at KAUST Community – video.
I think it may have been almost 3 years since I last posted on this blog. Thats not to say I haven’t thought of it from time to time – because I have, but more like the half-knitted scarf abandoned in the bottom of my wardrobe. Or the Arabic classes begun – with the utmost… Continue reading A Revival.
So last year (as if its been a year already – utterly terrifying) I wrote about my first experience of christmas as an Expat in Saudi Arabia. It was a big adjustment from the over-the-top festive furore that Christmas can sometimes turn into at home in the UK, and we ended up escaping to Dubai… Continue reading Christmas in the Kingdom
I haven’t posted for while, I guess that’s more to do with life here in KAUST and KSA in general becoming more of a ‘normality’ than a novelty anymore. Which of course is a great thing! It means I’m settling in, feeling at home, I have a routine, a circle of friends, hobbies, and of… Continue reading After the dust settles.
One of the main reasons I agreed to move to KAUST when the offer came up was the opportunity it provided for travel. Basically, being based in the centre of the Middle East probably means I’m going to have the opportunity to travel to places nearby that I may have not considered had I still… Continue reading Escaping and Exploring – travelling at KAUST.
Second in my KAUST packing list posts – what to pack in your air shipment for KAUST. Obviously once you are here you can take a trip to Jeddah and buy almost anything you want, but these are the things I was grateful for or wish I had included, when my first shipment arrived. I… Continue reading KAUST Packing List – What To Put In Your Air Shipment.
First in my KAUST packing list posts – what to bring with you in your suitcase to KAUST. Obviously once you are here you can take a trip to Jeddah and buy almost anything you want, but these are the things I was grateful for, or wish I had packed to have with me when… Continue reading KAUST Packing List – what to take in your suitcase.
In addition to the on-site bus which runs you round campus, KAUST also provide a service to take its residents into Jeddah, to various Malls or Souks – even better, this service is free. As I’ve mentioned before driving in Jeddah is a horrific experience, so I’m happy to leave it to the trained professional… Continue reading Getting off Campus – the KAUST bus timetable.
Good afternoon and hello. I’ve been asked to write a post about the restaurants and shops etc here at KAUST. I already wrote about the sporting facilities which you can find here if you’re interested in getting your sweat on in the desert. As for me, I’m faaaar more interested in eating/sitting on my butt… Continue reading The hungry expat – grub at KAUST.
Next of my posts detailing the available housing here at KAUST. To see other houses see these links: 1 Bed Townhouse A, 1 Bed Townhouse B, 2 Bed Townhouse, 3 Bed Townhouse, 2 Bed House, 3 Bed House. This post is for a four bed detatched villa aka MANSION. The four bed villa may be allocated to… Continue reading My House at KAUST – Four Bedroom House.