While we thankfully don’t get cockroaches here, what we have A LOT of is ANTS! There are probably millions of them around our house alone. They are in our backyard where I think they eat up the seeds I plant, the front yard and even inside our house. Every other week it seems they take … Continue reading Ant Invasion
I got my first bike in Saudi Arabia from SACO World, this huge warehouse store in the city. I knew it was crap quality but it was cheap so I figured it was all right. I put it in the luggage compartment of the bus and headed back to KAUST happily. After a few days … Continue reading The Cutest Bike Ever
When we went fishing in the Red Sea two weeks ago I got so horribly seasick that I popped a blood vessel in my eye. I won’t post pics of that here but you can Google “subconjunctival hemorrhage” if you want to know what it looks like. I looked like I could be in a … Continue reading Best Brownie Recipe
We’ve been here for almost 2 months already and last night was the first time we actually ate at a restaurant outside of KAUST. What made it possible was that first, we finally bought a car, yay! It’s a second hand Toyota, not a big deal really but it makes a world of difference to … Continue reading Al Sayed Fish Restaurant
Last night was the Taiwan Embassy’s Chinese New Year party. A bunch of us Taiwanese from KAUST went into Jeddah. It took almost 2 hours because of traffic and well, we live FAR. I was really looking forward to eating Chinese food. I dreamt of xiaolongbao and roast duck. When we got there though they … Continue reading Chinese New Year Party
Last night I told Jose that I never want to go shopping in Saudi Arabia ever again! First, we are kind of in the middle of nowhere so it takes a 1.5 hour bus ride to get to Jeddah. Second, KAUST provides free buses to go into the city which is great except that we … Continue reading Shopping in Saudi Arabia
Apparently, lots of people celebrate Crepe Day in France every February 2nd. I had no idea though because none of our French friends in Taiwan had ever invited us over for any sort of crepes party! The only person I know who made a big deal about crepes is BB who once said something like, … Continue reading Crepe Day!