Monday, February 15, 2010

Multiracial Saudi Arabia


Multiracial Saudi Arabia, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

I was very very lucky to meet a dear flickr friend here in Al Khobar this evening. I will nto mention his name but wil say he is half-Afghan, half-Kurdish and was brought up in Pakistan and has been living here for a number of years. I was already in bed, when the telephone went to say he was down in reception and, five minutes later, I was there too. Great to see in real life a face only revealed through photos on flickr, in a plave as seemingly remote as Al Khobar!

He wanted to sit outside to chat, even though it is quite cool this evening (as my father said it would be at this time of the year) and a couple of hours later we were still chatting until I said it was time for bed (well, I think both of us were pretty frozen by then). Can't go into too many details but he spoke about his incredible life and what it is like to live in Saudi Arabia as well as giving insights to how it is for foreigners living in this country as well as some of the things the Saudis themselves get up to.

One nice joke they say about the Saudis is that the first thing a baby says to his mother is 'where are my car keys?', which may only seem funny when you have actually been here and seen how young some of the drivers are and seen how crazy many/most of them are!

Anyway, it was a lovely way to end a day which had had me get up very early to catch a taxi for the 400 km trip across the desert from Riyadh to Al Khobar, where our main office is. I had hoped we could stop at teh camel market to give away some of the photos I had printed but there was a bit of a language barrier and it didn't happen. As it was, I slept most of teh way in the back of the massive car which was driving at 150km down the 6 lane motorway on petrol which costs about 7 eurocents a liter!

Had to work at the end of the journey too, before being taken out by a couple of Indian coleagues to an Indian restaurant.

9 Comments:

Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 08.25
nike air max, true religion jeans, oakley sunglasses, coach purses, gucci outlet, louboutin, jordan shoes, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors, louboutin outlet, nike free, replica watches, kate spade handbags, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, replica watches, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, burberry, true religion jeans, oakley sunglasses, true religion jeans, louboutin shoes, tiffany jewelry, polo ralph lauren outlet, michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, coach factory outlet, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, coach outlet, burberry outlet online, prada outlet, prada handbags, longchamp, nike air max, kate spade outlet, christian louboutin outlet, nike outlet, tiffany and co

25 August, 2015 04:30  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

nike free run uk, hollister, hogan, air force, nike air max, hollister pas cher, tn pas cher, air max, lacoste pas cher, air jordan pas cher, longchamp pas cher, nike roshe run, lululemon, nike free, vanessa bruno, louboutin pas cher, north face, nike air max, oakley pas cher, vans pas cher, sac longchamp, mulberry, ralph lauren pas cher, michael kors, true religion outlet, timberland, michael kors, michael kors, ray ban uk, ralph lauren uk, converse pas cher, hollister, sac guess, nike trainers, north face, nike roshe, longchamp, nike huarache, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max, hermes, nike blazer, ray ban pas cher, burberry, new balance pas cher

25 August, 2015 04:31  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

insanity workout, herve leger, nike air max, mcm handbags, oakley, ghd, babyliss, birkin bag, converse, iphone 6 cases, beats by dre, ray ban, ferragamo shoes, timberland boots, vans, instyler, baseball bats, soccer shoes, asics running shoes, ralph lauren, reebok shoes, abercrombie and fitch, p90x workout, celine handbags, lululemon, jimmy choo shoes, soccer jerseys, nike air max, mac cosmetics, wedding dresses, louboutin, valentino shoes, nike roshe, giuseppe zanotti, gucci, north face outlet, north face outlet, new balance, chi flat iron, mont blanc, nfl jerseys, vans shoes, hollister, bottega veneta, hollister

25 August, 2015 04:32  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

marc jacobs, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, swarovski, pandora charms, lancel, louis vuitton, ugg boots, juicy couture outlet, ugg pas cher, toms shoes, karen millen, doke gabbana outlet, louis vuitton outlet, converse outlet, bottes ugg, pandora jewelry, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, links of london, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg boots uk, michael kors handbags, sac louis vuitton pas cher, michael kors outlet, juicy couture outlet, ugg boots, louis vuitton, ugg boots, uggs on sale, supra shoes, hollister, wedding dresses, louis vuitton, ugg boots, replica watches, thomas sabo, montre pas cher, pandora charms, louis vuitton, coach outlet
ninest123 08.25

25 August, 2015 04:33  
Blogger 张栋 said...

zd0905
manchester united soccer jersey
michael kors outlet
coach outlet canada
real madrid jersey
five fingers shoes
coach outlet online, http://www.coachhandbagsoutletonline.us.com/
the north face outlet store
oakley sunglasses
michael kors,michael kors canada,michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors outlet canada
peyton manning jersey,eric decker jersey,aqib talib jersey,emmanuel sanders jersey,shannon sharpe jersey,louis vasquez jersey
toms outlet
nike store
oakley sunglasses
cardinals jersey
michael kors uk
denver broncos jerseys
knicks jersey
toms shoes outlet online
ray ban uk,ray ban wayfarer,ray ban sunglasses,ray ban,rayban,ray bans,raybans,ray ban glasses
ralph lauren outlet
spurs jersey
cartier love bracelet
mont blanc pens
true religion jeans, http://www.truereligionjeanscanada.com
canada goose sale
ysl outlet
custom mlb jerseys
vans for sale
coach outlet, http://www.coachoutletonline-store.us.com/
kevin durant jersey

05 September, 2015 02:57  
Blogger Gege Dai said...

20151203xiaodaige
jordan shoes 2015
coach outlet
new balance shoes
oakley sunglasses wholesale
swarovski crystal
fred perry polo shirts
swarovski outlet
wedding dresses uk
canada goose coats
ysl outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap soccer jerseys
nba jerseys
nike free
cheap oakley sunglasses
longchamp handbags outlet
true religion outlet
celine outlet
hollister uk
marc jacobs
toms outlet store
air max 2014
ugg boots
michael kors handbags
swarovski jewelry
oakley sunglasses wholesale
herve leger dresses
ugg boots sale
michael kors outlet
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton handbags outlet
thomas sabo outlet
michael kors factory store
ugg outlet
cheap nike shoes
coach outlet store

03 December, 2015 04:21  
Blogger 柯云 said...

2016-01-08keyun
louis vuitton handbags
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton outlet
chanel bags
abercrombie and fitch
mont blanc pens
ugg boots
kevin durant shoes
michael kors outlet online
hollister
louis vuitton outlet
ralph lauren home
ugg boots on sale
oakley sunglasses sale
uggs boots for women
ugg clearance outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
ugg boots sale
air max 90
louis vuitton outlet online
abercrombie & fitch
cheap tods
uggs for women
ray ban sunglasses
nike huarache white
christian louboutin shoes
louis vuitton outlet
uggs australia
replica rolex watches
michael kors
ray ban outlet
red bottom shoes
michael kors outlet online
canada goose coats
tory burch boots
retro 11
christian louboutin shoes
kate spade outlet
prada handbags
burberry outlet online

08 January, 2016 07:57  
Blogger dong dong23 said...

nike free run 2
michael kors outlet clearance
air jordan 13
celine handbags
ray ban outlet
nike air force 1
true religion shorts
louis vuitton
michael kors outlet online
kobe 11
louis vuitton handbags
christian louboutin outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
coach outlet
replica watches for sale
nike roshe runs
ray ban wayfarer
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
gucci outlet
nike outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors handbags
kate spade outlet
cheap jordan shoes
tory burch outlet
coach outlet
nike uk
mont blanc pens
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
rolex submariner
michael kors outlet
beats headphones
nike free run
timberland boots
replica watches
20167.1wengdongdong

01 July, 2016 08:01  
Blogger Liu Liu said...

J.J. Watt will have to wait nfl jerseys store until next season to make a serious run at an unprecedented NFL Jerseys fourth NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. The league's dominant defensive force re-injured Nike Air Max 90 his Nike Roshe Run back during Houston's Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The Texans will be re-signing wholesale nfl jerseys veteran defensive Nike Free Run end Antonio Smith for depth, a source Nike Air Max 2015 Shoes informed of the one-year agreement has told NFL.com's Mike Garofolo. cheap nfl jerseys

28 September, 2016 06:14  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Locations of visitors to this page