Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hello from Saudi Arabia

look, it's not as closed here as the media would have you believe. I can check out the BBC website, watch CNN, and buy children on the street in much the same way I can at home. Also like home, I can post inane chat to Blogger

Surprisingly it's not as hot as it was (40-odd degrees Celsius) last time I was here in Dammam. The daytime temperature is only 15-20, making this a winter getaway to a pleasant climate. It was even raining when we arrived yesterday, something that our local guy says can sometimes only happen every couple of years.

I'm just back from an amzing dinner at a local Lebanese restaurant. Grilled (shish) chicken & veg with freshly cooked pittas and hummus, washed down with some lovely pomegranate juice. Yum.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Simon said...

What's the beer like?

6:50 am  
Blogger Nev 360 said...

Are the barmaids hot?

3:50 pm  
Blogger swishfish said...

The beer is called "malt drink" and is, of course, a non-alcoholic imitation. I haven't tried it, but have been assured that it tastes of death.

I don't think that there is such a thing as a bar in this country, let alone a barmaid. You can see women though, with the western women (i.e. sluts) being brazen enough to wear what we would call "normal" clothing. The decadant whores let their hair and wrists show!

6:38 pm  
Blogger Jenny said...

It's about 15-20C here and it is amazing. I don't know if I could ever go back to living in a cold climate. In fact, I think it was moving to a cold climate that has made me so much more appreciative of living in Southern California.

2:44 am  

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