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hoopie bird found on compound  
   

hoopie bird found on compound

This was a hard bird to capture on camera--a very swift flying bird (a bee -eater) and even more beautiful in flight.
Saudi Arabia-Land of Paradox

April 23rd 2009
When I first landed in the Dammam airport three weeks ago, I thought I had prepared myself for the cultural shift I was sure to experience. But the immediate effect of seeing a host of men and women at the airport in clothing dating back 3000 yrs was startling. It seems hard for westerners such as me to accept that other cultures have been able to hold on to their traditions over mille ... read more
Middle East » Saudi Arabia » Dhahran

Saudi or Saudi Arabian Flag In 1902, ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al Saud captured Riyadh and set out on a 30-year campaign to unify the Arabian Peninsula. A son of ABD AL-AZIZ rules the country today, and the country's Basic Law stipulates that the throne shall remain in the ... ... read more
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