Spontaneity: Driving Around Dammam and Al Khobar with the Bullies

Taking a solo trip has become the trend in traveling over the past few years. Who would not dare try the good reasons behind it such as it forces you to come out outside your comfort zone and tests your independence while giving you time and space to reflect (“Life Lessons From My First Solo…

“KSA”

Riyadh Hiking Spots Riyadh City’s Attractions Dammam/Al Khobar City’s Tourist Spots “KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA” DAMMAM/KHOBAR Al Khobar: Spontaneity: Driving Around Dammam and Al Khobar with the Bullies Eastern Region: Eid Break In The Kingdom’s Eastern Region And Bahrain’s Threshold Cobra Amusement Park, Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Road, Ash Sharqiyah, Dammam City: Urban Spelunking (Second Episode: Earth…

The Hangover In Bahrain (Part 2)

We all woke up past 10:00 AM the following day, April 27, except Arriel. Thank God he crashed first; otherwise, there would be no food to feast on and black coffee to cure the hangover upon waking up. Before the clock hit midday, we were extra excited on our way to the main activity and…

The Hangover in Bahrain (Part 1)

In the sunny morning of April 26 that fell on a Thursday, the clingy bullies left the Green House in Dammam at exactly 8:00 AM and drove to Bahrain. The sights along the way never seize to amaze us in spite of the fact that we have been seeing the same in the area. However…

It’s “Juice Time” in Riyadh!

“Beat the heat” is probably the most common idiom that could be heard or read during summer. Swimming at the beach and/or eating something cold and sweet are the most common poecilonyms of it. Summer days in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as to other countries in the Middle East are longer, more…

Boys’ Night Out Reloaded (Applebee’s)

A payday is probably the most important day for every Filipino working overseas. This is the time when we do our major monetary obligation for our families and the home country. Thanks to the remittance arm of Bank Abilad for providing the international remittance service we need. By practice, when that day falls on a Thursday,…

Eid Break In The Kingdom’s Eastern Region And Bahrain’s Threshold

Three weeks ago, my friends and I were invited to spend Eid break in the Eastern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the threshold of Bahrain. The off the cuff ride down east—back and forth—is seriously irresistible. Everyone then had gathered in the early morning of Friday, October 3. Actually, the original plan was to go…

Coffee Pot In The Arab Culture

Arabs have tons of effusive symbols but there is one that kept me intrigued: the coffee pot (dallah in Arabic). The modern dossier says that dallah is a metal pot with a long spout designed specifically for making Arabic coffee. In particular, it is used in the coffee tradition of the Arabian peninsula and it was…

The Alpha Dogs’ Typical Day Out At Kamsa Ashra Park

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.). For us Filipinos, Kamsa Ashra Park is still the best place to go to when we want to feel that laid-back atmosphere we luxuriate in back home. The park makes us appreciate simple things like seeing fellow Filipinos singing…