It’s The Clouds, It’s The Blue Sky, It’s The World Sights Park

Last Tuesday, 15 March 2016, I got the chance to revisit Riyadh’s World Sights Park with my housemates, Alvin and Marwin. The last time I was here, the cold, dark night was the one immuring the illustrious world landmarks (“How To Make A World Tour In Just One Hour“). This time around, the weather was perfect for…

Small And Big Wonders At The King’s Forest in Rawdat Khuraim

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” For years, I have been maintaining a special connection with nature since I learned the value of it. I get in touch with life forms outside the house or in the wilderness not only when I get the chance…

Top 4 Asian Budget Restaurants In Riyadh

I am Number Four: Cusina in Electron Centre Building, Batha Cusina is a Chinese, Japanese, & Thai restaurant—the first of its kind in the city. (It is not in any way related to the trendy Italian restaurant called La Cucina in Al Faisaliah Hotel-South.) Majority of what you can see though are Japanese cuisines. They have an…

The Very Colorful And Nitid Land Of Golden Souqs in Dirah

The first time I passed by the shop called “Traditionals” at Granada Mall in Exit 9, I fell in love with its kaleidoscopic atmosphere. The shop sells traditional Saudi handicraft and antiques. I have always wanted to do some traditional kind of shopping and visual feasting on something variegated here in the capital city. View…

“Antiques And Bread” (Paul Restaurant)

Paul Bakery & Restaurant has been flaunting in the major cities of Saudi Arabia but it was only last November of the current year (2015) that I learned about it. Paul Bakery & Restaurant was established in France in 1889. It offers an extensive selection of refined French inspired recipes with an unrivaled excellence in…

Boys’ Night Out: Prologue (Chef Bukhari)

Long before the pack and I shifted to coffee and occasional eating out at casual dining restaurants, we feasted on what is considered national dish in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Kabsa. Kabsa is a traditional food that is served originally in the kingdom and Jordan. It is made of chicken that is slowly simmered in…

How I Visited Italy Straight From Riyadh By Car (Piatto)

The movie “Eat Pray Love” has always inspired me to globetrot but I only remained inspired, to date. The reason is financial constraints as usual for a commoner like me. Besides, yours truly is just a simple traveler who exploits ordinary, available places around him. That being said I will grab every opportunity to travel to…

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,…

The Privileged Interview On Expats Blog

“Interview with Sonyboy” (Originally published on Expats Blog last 07 September 2015; Filed under Interviews, Saudi Arabia) The blogger behind Stories of the Wandering Feet & Mind is Sonyboy Fugaban. He worked as a stenographer and part-time instructor in the capital city of the Philippines before he became an expat in April 2012. He is a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

Trees are very important in balancing the ecosystem, even in a place that does not have much of a vegetation. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the number of tree species is only 97, which is about 4% of the total floristic elements. Out of these, more than 80% are present in the southwestern and western regions,…