I used to go riding in the DQ, a.k.a the Diplomatic Quarter, quite regularly. It’s the only public place in Riyadh where women are free to ride bicycles without abaya’s. It’s a semi-public space. A number of Embassies for numerous countries are housed in the DQ. Rocking up to two well patrolled gates and saying […]
Things we saw on the road to Al Ha’ir We left this in place. I hope it is still there. Behind the door was a life once lived. The stories the handle on that door could tell. It seemed wrong to take it.
We went on a trip to Al Jouf in the north of Saudi Arabia. The history of Dumat Al-Jandal extends to 10th century BC. On a cool, blue sky winter morning one wonders what lives have been lived in this place. Mard Castle stands glorious under an almost cloudless blue sky. Her exterior is slowly […]
I love cycling through Riyadh in the early morning. There is so much to discover. Women are not permitted to cycle in Saudi Arabia except in parks and recreational areas, with their guardian, dressed in local attire. Which makes it difficult for women to cycle. Despite the rules, not laws, but rules, that say […]
Time for tea.