The “bubble” otherly known as living in Saudi Arabia is very familiar to expats. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people tell me that they are out of the loop, living under a rock, mindless and clueless. It’s a combination of endless sand dunes, extremely censored news agents mixed in with aimless television selections that have many expats literally sitting ducks. I know, I went a little overboard with the idioms.
I know the exact feeling of literally being oblivious to everything outside the bubble, even to the point of not really knowing what is going on in Saudi Arabia. It is something that we as expats and locals face. The very big challenge of being active is getting the information out there to keep us informed.
I can’t tell you how important it is on all levels from politics, science, health, arts, and entertainment to really be exposed to what is happening. I’ve found it difficult and time-consuming to really dig into relevant news. It’s often like bingeing on news sites, magazine sites, news shows etc. It could get exhaustive, so I have rounded up some of the best links to help you keep relevant.