Greenest, Lushest Park of Riyadh City

I am using this space to thank this profession called urban planning for bringing these very very old nature wonders to a desert jungle that is Riyadh. They are called trees, and, based on what I read, they have 350 million years of experience looking after our planet! We, humans, have an intrinsic emotional need to…

Summer Night Hike in the Desert Gorges of Riyadh…Anyone?

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” These days, summer is extra tough for people who love the outdoors. When the sun sets late and temperatures spike, it can be tempting to just chill inside with Netflix in front rather than bundle up for an outdoor…

Riyadhizens, People of Saudi Arabia, Let’s Make it Green!

While digging the modern dossier earlier today, 29 March 2021, pertinent to the #LetsMakeItGreen campaign, I have come across a familiar name, who, apparently was the former CEO of the company I am working for. He was one of the many leaders in the workplace — with reputation. He had truly given the company’s ship…

21 #RiyadhSunsets of 2020

Happiness, peace, and comfort for me during the lockdown days were catching some rays and fresher air at the rooftop, walking in the park, and watching the sun slowly dips into horizon. The latter is obviously a personal favorite because of four things: the sunset makes the skies change in mesmerizing colors; the sunset reinforces…

Reinforcement Hike on the Camel Trails in Riyadh’s The Back of Beyond

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” View this post on Instagram Going on a solo hike, which I did last week, was a rejuvenating and spiritual experience, but sharing this endeavor with friends two days ago was more fun. And, got someone to take photos…

Into the Poetic, Barren Landscapes of Al Qiddiya in Riyadh

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” Exactly ten years ago, I hiked the fairly challenging trails of Mt. Batulao—my first ever “concubine”.   View this post on Instagram Out of the couch to work out for tweiqs and plateaus in Al Qiddiya… #unveilsaudi #iblogksa #riyadhsunset…

Riyadh Park Mall: The Excellent Weekend or Weekdays Haven for Riyadhizens

If there is one mall in Riyadh that I would go to for a visual feast, it would be the Riyadh Park Mall. View this post on Instagram #unveilsaudi #iblogksa #riyadhsunset #lovinsaudi #beautifulsaudi #saudiimages #riyadhconnect #riyadhtours #riyadhtrend #whatsnew #riyadh #ksa #shotoniphone #shotoniphone8 #thewanderingfeetandmind #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #findingsomethingbeautifuloutofthemundane A post shared by Sonyboy Fugaban (@thewanderingfeetandmind) on Aug 29,…

Glimpses And Magic of Riyadh When Darkness Falls

I was driving home on a random evening when the warm, orange glow of sunset and streetlamps knocked on the window frames. Settling in the heart of Al Izdihar District a few years ago, I had grown used to seeing these city and night “scapes” but never did I capture them intentionally until earlier that…

Top Nine Ceilings of Riyadh

I once read that some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. I am very fortunate to have developed that habit when I got to work overseas, here in Riyadh. I can now boastfully asseverate the statement. I could not blame my neck for Saudi Arabia, particularly…