Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top 12 Sights in Jeddah

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top 14 Sights in Jeddah

So I spent 10 days in Saudi Arabia backpacking in April 2018 as part of a Business Trip with Young Pioneer Tours. My friends, family and followers were unsure if I would still find time to explore these places and go backpacking in the country as I was here on business. Well, I milked it Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top 14 Sights in Jeddah[…]

World Borders: Muslims Only - The Fork in the Road Near Mecca, Saudi Arabia

World Borders: Muslims Only – The Fork in the Road Near Mecca, Saudi Arabia

This is a world border which is slightly different to those in my normal World Borders series, as whether you enter this border or not depends solely on one thing – if you are a Muslim or a Non-Muslim. I am a Non-Muslim and will not be converting to Islam, but on our recent trip Read more about World Borders: Muslims Only – The Fork in the Road Near Mecca, Saudi Arabia[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Staying at the Hotel Mercure in Al Hamra, Jeddah

After arrival into Jeddah for the Saudi Arabia Hotel Show in April 2018, I got a taxi to my hotel from the main international airport. It was my first time in Saudi Arabia and was a business trip on a 10 day adventure. We were staying in the Al Hamra district which is pretty close Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Staying at the Hotel Mercure in Al Hamra, Jeddah[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top 5 Sights in Old Town Jeddah

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top 7 Sights in Jeddah’s UNESCO Listed Old Town

“One more step along the world I go” Jeddah is a huge beast of a city and we have managed to visit a few interesting parts of the city during our time here away from the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2018, where we were working. While I am here on a business trip with Young Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Top 7 Sights in Jeddah’s UNESCO Listed Old Town[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Arrival in Jeddah, My 900th City

“I’m in Jeddah baby, I’m in Jeddah, woah!” Inspired by a 1980s documentary called 80 Days Around the World, whereby Michael Palin circumnavigated the globe without flying, I remember his visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In those days, backed by a huge BBC budget and a less strict government, Palin’s visa was a piece of Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Arrival in Jeddah, My 900th City[…]

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