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Posted on May 25, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Secret Beauty Bits #7 (HENNA)


Hair thinning has been my biggest problem since arriving in Saudi Arabia and it has only gotten worse. Everyone says it’s the water (too harsh) and I need to avoid it, but in the desert how long could you possibly go without washing you hair?

Posted on January 8, 2014

Meeting People in Saudi Arabia (hassle-free)


One of the hardest things to do in Saudi Arabia is to meet people. Being such a closed society, opportunities to meet others are almost always planned well in advance and chaotically orchestrated. The problem seems to be even harder for women living in Saudi Arabia because of the strict and limiting laws they face. There is hope thou, and meeting people can happen. All you need to do is pay and wait. By this I mean that most of these socializing events come with a price tag and they happen ever so often so you tend to have to wait till the next thing pops up.

Many readers have asked about expat organizations that specialize in bringing together expat communities in specific regions: InterNations, ExpatBlog etc. They are definitely a fantastic way to keep in touch and know what’s going on in your city. Read about my very first expat community experience (here)
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