Mom is leaving in a few days and we've been running around Riyadh trying to get as many things done as possible. Looking for souvenirs all over Riyadh and we went to Diira souq to find the best ones. It seems to be almost impossible to find nice post cards from Saudi-Arabia. The hotels do have some but many look out dated and the places pictured are not even that nice. I guess people just don't send postcards anymore.
Last Wednesday we went to Intercontinental hotel for lunch by the pool, the weather was perfect! The pool rules say "women are not allowed to sit around the pool". Pretty annoying, why not even allowed to sit? What is the harm of women sitting around the pool enjoying the nice weather and having coffee. It's an international hotel environment and this should be perfectly fine. Only men are allowed to enjoy swimming, of course. Notice the UFO hat landed in the background which his the ministry of Interior building.
Lots of pink stuff on sale at the Walk For Cure breast cancer awareness event. I got the hair clips and a small bracelet, mom bought a medicine box and some ribbons for her sisters, who have been diagnosed recently with breast cancer.
Mom is trying to purchase all her souvenirs this week. Here we are testing out some bokhoor. It's pieces of special kind of dried wood that smell really good when you burn it slowly on a special kind of burner. This particular piece cost around 1500 SAR!
And finally this Tuesday, schools in Saudi were closed because it rained. From this picture you can maybe guess why.