Even though I have been blogging about life at KAUST for over 11 years, I am regularly reminded by community members that there is still interest in updated information about our experience here! With that in mind, I want to share some updated resources from around the community for people who are interested in learning more about life at KAUST.
We just got back from visiting the new epicenter of tourism in Saudi Arabia – Al Ula and the Nabatean settlement of Mada’in Saleh. We’ve had loads of people ask about the trip seeking tips and advice, so with that in mind, below is a bit about our trip, including a logistical details for others… Read More »
Today marks the 7th anniversary of our time in Saudi. It’s a good time to look back and reflect on some of the memorable moments of the year. This year has been transformational for the nation of Saudi Arabia. Here are a few articles of interest which highlight the social and economic changes that are… Read More »
Five years ago this summer we moved to Saudi. It’s been a wild ride and we feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to live in our little KAUST bubble. The community has more than doubled in population in the time we’ve been here (from 3000 to more than 7000 people), and we’ve seen the… Read More »
Three years ago today we moved to Saudi. We didn’t know what we were in for and that was part of the allure. Every time I have moved to a new country (to study in New Zealand, to live in the UK, and to live in Saudi), I have had this very particular and hard… Read More »
A few days ago, on July 11, a friend of ours proudly proclaimed “Happy Kaustiversary” to us. Kevin and I looked at one another and back at her with embarrassment – we had completely forgotten it was the second anniversary of our move to KAUST. I must admit, it is one awesome friend who… Read More »
We’ve made it through our first year at KAUST! This past year has been pretty great. Here are a few of the highlights from the last 12 months: Kevin’s Job – He loves it. What more can you ask for really? Making new friends – We have connected with so many wonderful people from all over… Read More »