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.
Hidden in between the volcanoes of the ?arrat Lunayyir lava field od western Saudi Arabia, is an incredible secret location – the black sand dunes of Saudi Arabia! Harrat Lunayyir means “the lava field of the moon,” and it definitely felt like we were out of this world!
Al Waba (also spelled Wahbah) Crater is a large volcanic crater which is 2.2 km in diameter and around 250 meters deep, located in the heart of Saudi Arabia. It is great spot for a day trip from KAUST, Taif, Jeddah, or Medina for an overnight to go hiking and exploring in the winter months. I’ve had… Read More »
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 »
Big news out of Saudi! New rules allowing tourist visas from a host of countries, including the US and the UK was launched yesterday. This is a game-changer for travelers who wish to experience Saudi first-hand.
Yesterday was the anniversary of our 8th year at KAUST, or as we like to call it, our KAUSTiversary! On July 11, 2011, Kevin and I packed up our life in the UK and moved to KAUST. It was an experiment and an adventure – one that has shaped us forever. The beginning I have… Read More »