Hi Jessay. Saudi Arabia is very hot and dry most of the year with temperatures of up to 122°F/50°C during summer, but can go down to 41° F/5°C in winter. It is almost impossible to live without air conditioning so most homes, cars, offices, malls are air conditioned. The staple diet here is the khubz, a type of flat bread that is eaten at all times. They also eat rice, lamb, plenty of dates, tea and Arabic coffee. I've not gone for vacation yet but have spent two weeks on a date farm in Qassim province. It was very hot and all we did all day was drive around the farm on motor bikes (fun though :)).
When it comes to holidays, I have no preference. I love mountains for their crisp fresh air and deserted beaches because the sea affects me intensely.
I am a Kenyan working in Saudi Arabia as an English Tutor to a private family. This is my third month here but I also worked here way back in 2002 for another family. My hometown is Mombasa, an island on the Kenyan coastline.
women shop, shop and shop; go to private parties, weddings and family celebrations, go to the beauty spas and centres, go out for dinner, visit relatives and friends..
Hi, you look a lot like Jamie Oliver, the chef :) Well, most of the news about Saudi women being oppressed comes from the west, and the degree or extent is usually exaggerated. Yes, the sexes are segregated, women are not allowed to drive and have to cover themselves in public but it all depends on where you're looking at it from. Saudi Arabia is very advanced and the standards of living here are very high, mostly luxurious. The women here feel the western woman is the one to be pitied; living alone, having to take care of herself financially and walking around half-naked, ogled by all and treated like a sex object :-) I guess it all depends on who is doing the complaining.