Saudi Arabia: Cultural Impressions Part 2

So what do you wear to a visit to Saudi Arabia?  That was the first question that needed answering when I decided to attend the conference (see Part 1 post).  It turns out that the answer was quite simple for women- an abaya. The abaya is a long black robe and is used as outer … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: Cultural Impressions Part 1

Recently I had a chance to attend a conference in Saudi Arabia and I went, of course, since the opportunity to travel to such an exotic location, especially as a single female, is exceedingly rare.  In addition the conference was being hosted by a member of the royal family so I knew we would be … Continue reading

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