King Abdullah Financial District and its Conference Centre by Night and Day

It is a given that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia do not erect buildings on a mediocre level, especially at the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). View this post on Instagram #weekendvibes #weekendmood #inthemoodtowrite #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #thewanderingfeetandmind #randomplaces #riyadh #riyadhguide #riyadhbloggers #riyadhblogger ##riyadhconnect #riyadhtours #riyadhtourism #lovinsaudi #saudiimages #unveilsaudi #beautifulsaudi A post shared by SF (@thewanderingfeetandmind) on…

The Appetizing Dive Into Indian Summer

Located in one of the main shopping districts of Riyadh, Indian Summer in Hai Ul Murooj is the easiest to reach from our workplace and a good place to go to for those who crave Indian food. My work friends and I have been frequenting Indian Summer since 2014 but it is only now that I…

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…

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

If there’s one field that I find quite challenging in the science of creating images, it would be aerial photography. This is something I get to do—only—whenever I go on vacation to my homeland (Philippines). This is when I can snap overhead shots of a place on sight through the airplane’s window. The picture, which covers an…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

“A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning—that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation…” (Krista Stevens). One of my most memorable–life enriching at that–travel experiences is visiting the historical village of Ushaiger in the far country side of Riyadh City (“The Doors and Mud-Built Houses of Ushaiger Heritage Village“). Passing…

I Got Shot But I Am Alive!

One of the things in my bucket list is to try paintball because I was really inspired by a good friend’s, Paul Basco, interest in said sport. It is something that I didn’t really plan to do anytime soon though. Last January 16, I and an equally good friend, Jake, received an invite from Ameen, a Saudi…

The Camel Corral In The Desert

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” Revisiting a place is a not so welcomed idea when you desperately want to amass travel blog posts. However, going back to Callao Cave in Cagayan to rediscover its charm (“Revisiting the Most Famous Cave in Cagayan Valley On A…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Nothing symbolizes the word “beginning” better than a sunrise. This nature feat reminds me of this quote from Bernard Williams: “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” A quote that always awakens that sense of optimism in me in times of despair.