So here is ten things from Saudi-Arabia life the past week..
En route on our road trip my daughter met her great-great grandmother in this small village south of Riyadh.It was an amazing experience to get in touch with relatives from many generations away. I could never imagine anyone in Finland having this chance but in Saudi people married early (she was married at 14) and had lots of children so that is how it's even possible.
We bought five jars of delicious honey in the Abha mountains from this friendly Saudi man who told us the honey had been harvested in the Yemeni mountains. It was so delicious!
Pink houses are very popular in Abha and Gizan, I really don't understand why this particluar color is so common. I've never seen so many pink houses and villas and all sorts of buildings anywhere around the world before. I think it's funny so many Saudi men actually live in "princess pink" houses! Read my post about the popularity on pink color (especially among men) in Saudi-Arabia here: http://blueabaya.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-see-pink-people.html
Most of the beaches on main Island of Farasan are ruined with trash! I was so saddened and disappointed to see even the one of the islands upscale hotel, the Farasan Coral resort was ridden with litter! Huge change from last visit in 2008 and big disappointment. To read more about trash and littering problem in Saudi-Arabia read this post: http://blueabaya.blogspot.com/2012/01/recycling-saudi-values.html
These women were giggling and pointing at me following me around and acting really immature and rude. They started taking my picture with cameras and cellphones, which I don't have a problem with per se, but I do when people are openly making fun of me. So I whopped out my BIG camera and started taking their picture, they turned around and got upset. Sheesh.
This is the first all blue abaya I have found on sale in Riyadh at this very same souk. I didn't like the design of the abaya that much so I didn't buy it.