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TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

Saudi Arabian grocery stores are well stocked with international foods, fast food is ubiquitous and very popular, and ethnic restaurants abound. But what are the traditional Saudi dishes like? Saudi cuisine is strongly influenced by the kingdom’s nomadic past. The Bedouin tribes were goat and…

Taste of Arabia: The Art of Making Arabic Coffee

Taste of Arabia: The Art of Making Arabic Coffee

Arabic coffee (gahwa) and dates are a symbol of Arabian hospitality and generosity. Coffee and dates are offered to greet guests everywhere from homes to restaurants and hotel lobbies to airplanes.  Bedouins brewed their coffee over a simple fireplace dug into the ground. Over time, this was…

VISITING BAHRAIN: WHAT TO SEE, EAT AND READ

VISITING BAHRAIN: WHAT TO SEE, EAT AND READ

Visiting Bahrain may not be on every traveler’s radar, but the unpretentious, friendly and multicultural country with fascinating history and an exciting food scene makes it worth putting it atop your travel itinerary. The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small Arab country of 1.64 million…

20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

20 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2019: THE NOVELS WE LOVED READING THIS YEAR

While out driving, and taking a break from her over-scheduled life, Suzanne comes across a teenage girl—a girl who emerges from the woods. She looks starved, ill, and she collapses. While the girl, Iris, is in the hospital, she reveals that she has been living…

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful sources of information, but fiction and non-fiction is as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and will set a tone for the trip. If…

TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful resources, but fiction and non-fiction can be as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and set a tone for the trip. Let literature to…