Activities for Kids Aged 0-3 at KAUST

By | October 12, 2016

KAUST is a brilliant place for families with young children. For one, it’s a small, safe community where people look out for one another. There are also a lot of easily accessible and affordable activities to do with young kids. Recently I reached out to the KAUST Community Facebook Page to encourage parents to share their favorite… Read More »

The Culinarist’s Guide to Thuwal

By | July 24, 2016

Just south of KAUST is the town of Thuwal. It used to be a sleepy fishing village, but as KAUST has grown, so too has the village. We have visited Thuwal often since we moved here and our visits almost always include eating a meal. For a long time, we always went to the same fish restaurant on… Read More »

Traveling With KAUST Friends

By | March 11, 2016

This is an article I wrote for the F&C Focus, the KAUST Community Newsletter. The writer of this newsletter is due to leave KAUST soon, and I want to take a moment to thank her for her dedication to information sharing within the community and all her hard work on behalf of everyone that lives… Read More »

Destination KAUST: Living at a seaside resort

By | March 6, 2016

After nearly 5 years at KAUST with two little kids in tow it’s easy to forget that we live at a resort. It’s possible to be too busy with life to take a moment to slow down and enjoy all the wonderful amenities we have at our doorstep. With that in mind, my husband and… Read More »

Follow me on Instagram

By | December 16, 2015

I’ve been using Instagram for my personal life since 2011. Recently, I decided it was time to create a new account as a public profile where I post photos and video with a similar focus as this blog. I post photos from around the KAUST campus and community, as well as other things I find generally interesting. If… Read More »

Getting started with the KAUST Core Labs

By | October 16, 2015

Yesterday I started a part-time position as the Events and Community Relations Coordinator in the KAUST Core Labs. The Core Labs are a host of shared resources to be used across the university – a dazzling array of leading scientific equipment and brainpower including the 7th fastest Super Computer in the world. I’ll be working on an… Read More »

Online tools for life at KAUST

By | August 27, 2015

On a whim, I asked our community Facebook page for suggestions for online tools that are invaluable for life at KAUST. Here is a round-up of what I learned: Tools for exploring and getting around: Prayer time app for your phone – There are many options of prayer time apps to choose from. A prayer time app… Read More »

A quick bike tour of KAUST

By | May 13, 2015

We live in a very bikeable community. The compound is just big enough and the weather is just hot enough that walking is not always a good option. But, it’s also small enough that a car sometimes seems like overkill. Don’t get me wrong, we now own 2 cars, but before we had kids we did… Read More »