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Our Trip to Rawdat Khoraim – KSA

Apparently this is the most densely vegetated area within 100km of Riyadh.  We took a picnic lunch and headed out on a Saturday in January.  The weather was very mild unlike the really cold days we’ve been having in Riyadh.  There are multiple places to park and originally we chose the most obvious place just […]
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Where We’ve Been So Far – Our Travel Maps

So the Matador network has a pretty cool page that lets you click on all the countries you’ve visited and it highlights them on a map.  As of the end of 2014, here’s the one for Shani and mine is right after. (We’d both like to count North Cyprus but the map doesn’t support it) […]
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Camel Trail #1, South of Riyadh – KSA

On the first weekend of the new year we took the Silver Camel out to find one of the ancient tracks up the Tuwaiq escarpment.  The guide book we have, Desert Treks from Riyadh, says that there are at least 4 tracks leading up that were made in ancient times to ease the movement of camels and […]
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Christmas in Cyprus

As Christmas isn’t really celebrated in KSA and we were in need of some holiday cheer (and some ocean, some hiking, and some driving on the wrong side of the road) we booked a trip over to Cyprus for the holiday week.  It was great to see the ocean again!  We enjoyed our selves quite […]
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The Camel Beauty Contest, KSA

I had no idea that camel beauty contest were a thing but they are!  There is some serious prize money involved as well.  Vice has a short video about a contest in UAE and the winner gets $1,000,000!  The KSA Camel Festival, located in Um Rgabah in the Dahna Desert about 310 km northeast from Riyadh, is split over […]
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Our First Bouldering Trip, KSA

Armed with some new info about a recently discovered area that has bouldering potential, we loaded the Silver Camel and headed south of town.  The GPS did it’s job and an hour and forty-five minutes later we were there.  On the way we saw a few camels here and there and a truck full too! […]
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Our Trip to the Balkans – Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia

Had an amazing trip through these three countries.  In Saudi Arabia when it’s the end of Haj and the Eid holidays everything shuts down and all the ex-pats go on holiday.  So this go around we hit Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia.  It was a fascinating trip.  Seeing the Dalmatian coast and the walled cities was […]
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A couple of days in Uruguay

While we were down in Brazil we had the good fortune to take a trip to Uruguay.  We really enjoyed the days we spent in Montevideo and would love to go back and experience the country a bit more.  The airport was an incredible piece of architecture, shaped like a bending wing.  The inside was […]
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A Day in the DQ, KSA

On a chilly November Friday we took a little field trip to the Diplomatic Quarter. It’s this part of Riyadh that houses all of the Embassies and staff. There are quite a few parks and a trail that goes around the whole quarter. It’s also an abaya free zone! (Actually it’s more of an abaya […]
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Tibet Trip Gallery

Such an amazing trip! We went overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa and then back. Well almost overland. Rains caused a flood that wiped out a village and the road from the Tibet border to Kathmandu. Our options were an impromptu trek or a helicopter ride. We opted for the lift over the devastation rather than […]
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