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 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
I will be in Saudi Arabia from March 31st until May 6th on a consulting project located in Dhahran in the Eastern Provence of Saudi Arabia.
My only other international travel to date was a weekend in Victoria, Canada--180 miles from my home in the Puget Sound
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