Friday's Featured Food: Saudi Arabia: Camel Lunch in Riyadh

Friday’s Featured Food: Shared Camel Lunch at Ainadeg Restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

I spent 10 days backpacking slash working in Saudi Arabia in 2018. As the world of travel fades out of view from existance, it’s time to dwell on those halcyon days. Riyadh is the capital city. We had a total of three days backpacking in Riyadh at the end of that trip. We had lots Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Shared Camel Lunch at Ainadeg Restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring Ushaiqer Town, Basically a Museum in a Guy’s House!

My backpacking adventures in Saudi Arabia continued with some day trips away from the humungous capital city Riyadh. It was towards the end of our trip that we ended up in Ushaiqer (which sounded like “U Shag Her” at the start). On the same day that we visited the Salt Flats, the village of Rabat, Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring Ushaiqer Town, Basically a Museum in a Guy’s House![…]

Quad Biking in Saudia Arabia on The Sand Dunes Near Shaqra

Quad Biking in Saudia Arabia on The Sand Dunes Near Shaqra

“Little dune buggy in the sand, little blue dune buggy in my hand, little blue dune buggy” – The Presidents of the United States of America. I didn’t expect this to be enjoyable by any stretch. After all I grew up near a beach in Bangor in Northern Ireland and used to slide through the Read more about Quad Biking in Saudia Arabia on The Sand Dunes Near Shaqra[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: The Best Things To See and Do in Riyadh

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 For Capital City Riyadh

“Hundred mile high city” – Ocean Colour Scene. As hard to believe as it may be, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, is a modern up and coming metropolis. While the country is often dubbed “The Forbidden Kingdom,” once you arrive into Riyadh you will be pleasantly surprised by the enchanting list of activities within a Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 For Capital City Riyadh[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring The Walled Mud City of Shaqra

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia was a crazy adventure after being invited there in 2018 as part of representing Young Pioneer Tours at the Hotel Show. We started off exploring Jeddah and Old Town Jeddah before heading to check out the city of Taif for its annual Rose Festival and then we delved deeper into the backpacking Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring The Walled Mud City of Shaqra[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 Highlights

In 2018, I managed to get a Saudi Arabia visa as I was travelling there to represent a travel company at the Hotel Show in Jeddah. As a group we ended up spending 10 days in Saudi Arabia and we backpacked it pretty hardcore. Of course, I did struggle with Arabic completely, phrases such as فنادق شرم الشيخ Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 Highlights[…]

Friday's Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra

Friday’s Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra, Saudi Arabia

While backpacking in Saudi Arabia, we toured the old mud city of Shaqra. These days there is a main museum there (which we had a guided tour of) and the old walled city which has nobody living in It, but is open to walk around. It was an unusual adventure. I was on tour with Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra, Saudi Arabia[…]

Park for Rose Festival in Ta'if

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top Sights in Ta’if “City of Roses”

“I stand out from the crowd because I stand out from the crowd. But no-one stops to notice me, in over-crowded London” – Jonny Blair Poetry. Cities that are given random titles and monikers rarely live up to expectations. Don’t expect me to glorify excremental joints such as Venice (city on the water), Paris (city Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top Sights in Ta’if “City of Roses”[…]

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