What?!!! Another week has passed? Incredible how times flies when you are having fun. Sometimes we have to make our own fun and though I'm quite limited in what I can do and where I can go, I make the best of it. I'm working six days a week with one day off to catch up around "home", which is a cinder block flat in a gated compound about 30 km from the plant near a village called Baysh. This week, I managed to do some beach combing on my lunch break and I brought home some fishing nets, floats and a boat anchor for some interior decorating.
Thursday night (Grocery Night), I drove to Jizan with three of my Finish co-workers and we had dinner in a nice seafood joint and I bought a snorkel set also.
|Wild cats (and dogs) are a part of Life in Saudi Arabia, many of which are skin and bones...|
Grocery Shopping is great here... The local Panda franchise is well stocked and aside from being shutdown for prayer five times a day, is very convenient.
Tahini is an oily paste made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds and it is used as a dip like hummus. Its very popular here.
Cardamom is a popular spice here that they use to flavour their coffee, often eaten with dates. (I'm drinking it that way now too!)
Note the copper bracelet I made for myself... :)
And that's all I have. As per my visa requirements, I leave for Doha Qatar with my Portuguese friend Ricardo this week. We have to fly from Abha, a town 2 1/2 hrs to the north east of us on Thursday March 3rd and will return on Saturday March 5th.
I have two weeks off March 18th and I have found a little tropical island in the Caribbean where I can relax, enjoy some rum and have a little RnR with someone special and make a little fun. Time flies!