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    The landscape felt a tiny bit reminiscent to our trip around Cappadocia in Turkey last year.


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    Heading to the all n mighty crack.


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    About 2 hours into it - time for a snack break.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    said she's never felt that hot.

    Course, she said something similar when we climbed down and up that god forsaken crater.


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    Didn't really get many pics of people as we had mostly quick greetings and needs filled, but it was nevertheless a great reminder of how 'people are people.' In short, we met some real stars during our continual village and town ramblings.

    Saudis, Turks, Lebanese, Flippers, Sudanese, Afghanis, Pakis, Bangladeshis, Yemenis and so on. Not a single negative or otherwise trying situation with anyone. On the contrary, incredibly cordial welcomes and offers of "any service?" everywhere we stopped and several offers to visit homes and dine.

    My mate speaks a fair amount of Arabic so we were able to eat well and locate all the things we needed whilst on the road.

    Also, (some dusty and forgotten, to be sure) other well-equipped roadside rest stops. Always have a mosque attached w/ public restrooms.
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    Salamat for the pix, Hick. Velly interesting.

    I pity the women who have to wear the abaya over their clothes. Must be sooo dreadfully hot. Rules are really unfair for women, esp in Arab countries (but I won't go further).

    I had a classmate in elem/HS, her mom worked as a seamstress in Saudi when we were kids. So I knew abt the abaya from her. They (the seamstresses) would identify each other by thheir watches, rings or shoes, when they went out, since they were all covered up at that time.

    I now have an ex-colleague in Saudi - joined her husband (also a Flip) early this year. In one of her FB posts, she was glad when they visited Oman (I think) bcos she could wear ordinary clothes & not the abaya.

    Lol on the selfies. Yes, flips love their selfies. Esp the millenials. But then, so do other millenials from other countries. Me, I hate them - selfies, not millenials. Haha.

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    Walang Anuman, Katie.

    I hear you, really. 'Let's torture our females in some way....hmmm....desert heat / all black - ahhh! And we will wear white pajamas.' Dingalings.

    Did you notice Wow's pink shoes? Helps me to ID her in busy markets, malls, etc.



    They match her selfie stick, heh.

    She pulls down the veil and puts up the hood in the sticks as it takes a lot of eyes/pressure off of her.
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    Thanks for the trip report, hick. Looks good.

    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Not a single negative or otherwise trying situation with anyone. On the contrary, incredibly cordial welcomes and offers of "any service?" everywhere we stopped and several offers to visit homes and dine.
    A wonderful expression. I like the sound of it (I suppose it's the sound of the khaf خ I like).

    أي خدمة

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    Trying on that Djinn stuff again...


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    Wilmaaaa!!



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    Obligatory Pano


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    Private Beach (Jeddah)



    Several of the following aren't from this particular trip.

    The response (repo mainly) has been so positive, I know some will enjoy)

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    Our back porch (sometimes) visitor


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    Near "home"


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    yours truly


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