Hail: Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Attention Seeker

Recently, I visited Hail for work-related reasons. It was an accidental trip I may say as my position does not entail going on business trips. It took me a 45-minute plane ride from Riyadh and another hour and a half drive from the airport to get to the plant in the wee hours of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Spontaneity: Driving Around Dammam and Al Khobar with the Bullies

Taking a solo trip has become the trend in traveling over the past few years. Who would not dare try the good reasons behind it such as it forces you to come out outside your comfort zone and tests your independence while giving you time and space to reflect (“Life Lessons From My First Solo…

A Photowalk in Dirah, Riyadh

I got into a no blogging phase after my last post (“Calaguas Island Tour’s Day 2: The Time of Our Lives“) on September 12 due to working on some higher priorities so to speak. A few days ago, I tried so hard to get back into blogging after the long pause. It was foiling…I wrote different…

Raise Your Glass … Of Coffee!

I hated coffee when I was younger. Every time I drank coffee, an unbearable headache kicked in. It was only when I stopped drinking it that the headache disappeared. That was sophomore in high school. A decade later, I set foot on the challenging corporate world where I got to work as an assistant to a…

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…

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…