Most people thought I was crazy when I announced that I was planning a trip to Saudi Arabia. It’s not exactly a top tourist destination and is probably one of the least understand countries by citizens of non-Islamic countries. When people think of Saudi Arabia they think of oil, desert and a totalitarian Islamic state. All of those are true, but there’s also a lot of history, friendly people and fantastic scenery. While many people will have heard of Petra in Jordan, few people have heard of the equally fascinating Madain Saleh, which is considered to be the second Nabateean city after Petra.