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…

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…

Starbucks Reserve’s Second Outlet in Riyadh

This is great news for coffee connoisseurs and lovers in Riyadh! Starbucks has recently launched another “Starbucks Reserve” at its Takhassussi Branch in Tafaseel Centre. The second of its kind in the city. View this post on Instagram The Starbucks Reserve Experience – 4 #arab360 #lovinsaudi #saudiimages #sauditourism #lifeinsaudiarabia #riyadh #riyadhguide #riyadhphoto #theceilingchronicles #coffeelovers #coffeetime…

Giving You A Million Reasons To Love and Travel To Riyadh

Since the day I started exploring Riyadh’s nature and architectural wonders, the interest in learning about and seeing more of them did not wane.   Riyadh has redefined my idea of what a modern Muslim city in the desert looks like: unique, stylish, and relevant. Over the years, it has proven its worth as one…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Once upon a time, I started this series titled “Little Wonders”. My fascination with the kind of beauty that small creatures raise–when they are captured by way of a macro lens–is the reason. Each time I look through my camera’s viewfinder, I still feel mesmerized at how these little organisms transmogrify into a beautiful, statuesque…new face…new form. Related Blog…

“Memoir” Of Manoosha

In our workplace, I am in charge of the big wheels’ food—for breakfast and lunch—each time that monthly meeting takes place. I witnessed them change food for lunch from time to time but there is this one that became like a constant for breakfast. After two years, it is safe to say that this particular…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

There is this newly constructed artificial landscape grass called Cloverleaf along Abu Bakr Street, where the old airport road snakes, here in Riyadh. I get to pass by this place every month for an obligatory appointment at Al Taj International School. I have never seen a road with such an ornate tracery so I always admire…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

The scene that comes to mind whenever I hear the word “spring” is the primary wonders of nature coming back to life heralding transformation and hope. The freezing temperature that made our bodies dormant for the past few months is now arid and clime. The leaves we saw falling are now turning virescent. The flowers we saw wilting are…