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A Thank You Note to YOU!

Dear readers, it has been a while¬†since the last time that I have been active on this blog. In fact, I am surprised that even during the months of my return to Germany, there were still one or two occasions on which I had enough words in order to leave them on here for you to read. Each of my returns to this blog has indeed been a pleasure for me. It’s…

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Why Do You Write About the Good Things?

Those of you who have been reading my blog might have noticed that the significant majority of my articles on this blog have a positive tone to them. Considering the fact that I have dedicated this site to live in Saudi Arabia, which is unfortunately not seen in a positive light by many people from the outside, many of my readers probably ask themselves why I am keeping a blog that talks…

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Beautiful Places in Riyadh: A Trip to the Edge of the World

Recently, somebody stumbled upon my blog through the search term “beautiful places in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”.¬† As I have been on another quite amazing trip today, I thought of writing about THE most fascinating place in Riyadh in case there are any other people looking for things to do in the kingdom. Today I have visited a place that is called “the edge of the world”. It is not the edge of…

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Desert Landscapes, Camel Farms

Even though I planned on staying home over the Hajj break, so I could study the material that I have missed, I could not resist and go on a short trip to the desert, about two hours away from Riyadh. It was more of a stony desert, so I couldn’t find any “desert diamonds”, which are small pieces that look like glass and look like diamonds once polished properly. These can only…

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Jordan Calling!

A few days after my arrival in Saudi, I searched the internet for Arabic proverbs, proverb and quotes addict that I am. The proverb that I stumbled upon on someone’s Tumblr account was: “Who lives sees, but who travels, sees more.” As I travelled to Jordan a while ago, I agreed with this proverb more than ever. Maybe even more than with some Friedrich Nietzsche quotes. Many people prefer going somewhere fancy…

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