Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Wrapping up Saudi Arabia: Abha, Khamis Mushayt, Riyadh

At 2200m Abha might be Saudi Arabia’s most pleasant city.  In the winter it’s so cool that I was finally able to use all the warm clothes that I carried from Jeddah: The high season for tourism is the summer … Continue reading

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Rijal Almaa: 3 visits in 8 days!

Saudi Arabia has huge plans for tourism.  According to an article in the January 2020 issue of DirectionsKSA (published in Riyadh), Saudi Arabia plans to be “among the top five tourist destinations in the world by 2030”.  They predict “the … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring Saudi Arabia: Aseer’s schist villages?

The scenery between Jeddah and Qunfudhah was pretty uninspiring, and overall I was disappointed with the snorkeling as well.  I had a nice rest in Qunfudhah with Sultan and his friends, but I wasn’t super optimistic when I left.  Who knew … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring Saudi Arabia: the Red Sea snorkeling report

This snorkeling report only covers the places I snorkeled while cycling between Jeddah and Qunfudhah.  In brief, it was disappointing, not worth the effort.  Maybe the snorkeling is better north of Jeddah.  Maybe I didn’t find the right places — … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring Saudi Arabia: Jeddah, Al Qattan, Mujairmah

On the day that Ferda and I rolled into Seoul, Saudi Arabia, without much fanfare, swung their doors open wide to tourism.  It’ll be a flood, I’m sure.  Doesn’t everyone want to go to Saudi Arabia??!!  Googling for information in … Continue reading

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