Saudi Cheat Sheet

When people learn I live in Saudi Arabia, the first question tends to be, "So what's it like there?" A big question. But given enough time (say, a meal, rather than a cash-register transaction), the conversations generally┬ácover the same ground. Here, then, are the basic answers to the basic questions about what it's like in … Continue reading Saudi Cheat Sheet

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