Modest Is…Oh, Come On

There can be mixed messages in Saudi Arabia about what is and isn't appropriate: That shot comes from my TV, where we're watching a show through our local satellite provider called "Wine-Quest," and yes, those are Arabic subtitles. In a country where alcohol is illegal. So illegal, in fact, that you can get a hefty … Continue reading Modest Is…Oh, Come On

Desert Duds: A Primer on Saudi Dress

In the U.S., the stock phrase trotted out anytime you need to remind people that deep down, kings and criminals and dishwashers and billionaires are really all just the same, is "We all put our pants on one leg at a time." Oops. Kinda hard to sell the idea that it's a small, small world … Continue reading Desert Duds: A Primer on Saudi Dress