Regeneration Day in Atulayan Island

Less touristy is my default adjective whenever I describe my kind of go-to place for a weekend getaway or a random escape from the rush of the every day. That is particularly true whenever I am on vacation. I am blessed for having someone who has always been on a constant hunt for that kind…

Exploring the Great Outdoors of Stephen King-Like Days

Disclaimer: This was originally published (17 December 2020) in my workplace via its “Let’s Weekend series” with a title “Exploring the Great Outdoors” and it only comprised 497 words. This one here is the complete version, with almost 3,000 words. Traveling, let alone going outside, these days is a challenge because it entails exposing ourselves…

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…

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…

Enchanted and Revived by the Red Sea in Jeddah Corniche

Visiting the second largest city in the Kingdom, Jeddah, has already crossed my mind a few years ago since I saw pictures of that UNESCO Word Heritage Site in Al Balad and the Corniche nestling in city. The site is a reminiscent of the “Ushaiger Heritage Village” in Najd region of Riyadh Province and “Calle…

Back to Basics with Indoor Plants in Riyadh

Our company had us worked from home last 16 March 2020. We got back in the office after five months or last August 17. During that period, it was inevitable to develop a face-off against a tsunami, a duel against the invisible. Coping with the inconveniences, anxiety, and stress this situation brought upon us was…

Riyadh’s White Canyon: A Home to Grand Gorge and Other Desert Wonders

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” When I received the internal communication regarding a big discount offers relative to the celebration of International Men’s Day on 19 November 2019, I immediately chose and registered in Hikemania Club’s hiking trip to the White Canyon in Nemar….

20 of the Most Beautiful Sunsets in Riyadh from 2019

I have always claimed that sunset is the most reliable fuel to my muse. I pride myself for being able to articulate the fleeting experience it gives me each time I stand in awe or sit for pleasure during an encounter with this nature wonder. Today is yet another special day because it is a…

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…

Brew92° in Riyadh

There is really something about a visually appealing atmosphere and coffee. The taste and aroma of a cup of bean juice get better when served and sipped at Brew92°. View this post on Instagram #coffeetime #coffeeinspiration #brainjuice #beanjuice #caffeine #cupofcoffee #latte #brew92 #brew92cafe #lovinsaudi #riyadhconnect #riyadhtours #riyadhtrend #thewanderingfeetandmind #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #whatsnew #riyadh #ksa #shotoniphone A post…

“Journey To The Other Side”

“When we let silence wash over, a space is created for vulnerability and the potential to know others in a way that talking could never allow” (B. Zhang, HFO). It was a wintry Thursday night when I and my comrade were cruising our way to one of the badminton courts where we usually compete for…