Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

jeddah schools

The Problem with Jeddah Schools

Jeddah Schools. I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while now. Indeed, it completely baffles me how hard it is to find a children’s school in Jeddah. When we were in Libya just after the revolution in 2012, we were expecting to have

life in saudi arabia

Fun Facts #6 – Life in Saudi Arabia

A lot has been written about Makkah; Islam’s Holiest City, but some things you can only find by yourself. And this is what expat life in Saudi Arabia can give you: true insight into a culture that is not well known. Here is what I have discovered about

wear in Jeddah

What to Wear in Jeddah

Everybody knows Saudi Arabia is a very conservative country and we have all seen pictures of Saudi women, clothed from head in toes in black, their eyes the only visible part of their body. Jeddah is supposedly a ‘liberal’ city compared to the capital Riyadh,

Historic Jeddah Festival

I’m on holiday! For the first time since coming back from Tunisia last summer, i’m off work. What a semester it’s been: between a heavy work schedule and a pretty difficult school run routine I found myself doing nothing but work, look after my kids and