Category Archives: Life in Saudi Arabia

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 »

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 »

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 »

Being pregnant at KAUST – Again!

By | January 18, 2015

2 years ago I had my first baby, Jordan, here in Saudi. You can read about my experience with my first baby here. This post is an update to that one and incorporates information about our new medical service provider here and a few lessons learned from my experiences. Some of the initial post is copied and pasted… Read More »

Celebrating 5 Years of KAUST

By | September 30, 2014

I wrote a bit about the 5 year anniversary a few weeks ago. Now that the main celebrations have passed, I wanted to follow-up and take a moment to share a few of the highlights. The 5-Year Anniversary Photo The most impactful commemoration in my opinion was a group of people self-organizing to take a 5-year photo at our… Read More »