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…

Ocular “Inspection” at Fairmont Riyadh

Yours truly has recently visited one of the high-priced hotels in Riyadh, Fairmont, and “is” truly impressed with its stunning ambiance. View this post on Instagram “The Ceiling Chronicles” #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #thewanderingfeetandmind #randomplaces #riyadh #riyadhguide #riyadhbloggers #riyadhblogger ##riyadhconnect #riyadhtours #riyadhtourism #lovinsaudi #fairmonthotel #interiordesign #ceilingdesign #ceiling #ceilinglight #5starhotel A post shared by Sonyboy Fugaban (@thewanderingfeetandmind) on Jul…

Eid Holidays in the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi and Dubai

This weekend getaway for the Eid Holidays this year began with a 90 km driving speed on the illuminated highway of Al Kharj at exactly 9:30 PM where a scenic overlook of the city spread out like wildfire upon merging into the long stretch of pitch-black highway from Haradh to Al Batha. The latter paved…

Moments of Happiness Out of the Blue

I was driving around Exit 5 for some personal errands after work earlier when I noticed the tempting view of the yellowish, orangy sky plus the intriguing cloud figure of a phoenix rising not too far from where I was positioned. View this post on Instagram 1. The white phoenix in my book has risen…

Picture-Perfect Moment: Coffee Project’s Initiative

After a rigorous session at Pro Shape Gym, my body kind of craved a movie and a tonic drink. I dragged the commanding-in-chief to come with me to the nearest mall in the area, “Vista Mall”. On our way to the entrance, we passed by this cafe called “Coffee Shop”. We were immediately captivated by…

The Evolution of Signature Astigin Porma of Saudi OFWs

I’ve never really been drawn to glue my optical organs to my cellphone whenever I’m at the gatehouse before boarding. I do some other things such as looking at the ceiling or to anything that’s visually appealing and connect what I’m feeling to it; engage a seatmate into a conversation (if it’s a friend of…

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

As long as there are mountains to climb, flowers to osculate, beaches to frolick on, rivers to cross, sunsets to watch, sunrises to catch, trees to hug, deserts to tread, escarpments to lay eyes on, historical caverns to feel, places less traveled by, little wonders to magnify, and anything mundane or extraordinary that attracts the…

Moment Of Impact

Being part of the first-ever Amputee Climb in November 2009, which was featured on GMA’s “Born to be Wild“, was my perfect moment of impact as a mountain climber and travel blogger. The experience, with the four amputees namely Rommel Cruz (a practicing nurse), Leah Medrano and Sherilyn (technicians from the Philippine General Hospital’s Prosthetic…

Eid Break In The Kingdom’s Eastern Region And Bahrain’s Threshold

Three weeks ago, my friends and I were invited to spend Eid break in the Eastern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the threshold of Bahrain. The off the cuff ride down east—back and forth—is seriously irresistible. Everyone then had gathered in the early morning of Friday, October 3. Actually, the original plan was to go…