Saudi Arabia
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.

Riyadh and the Kingdom Tower

Al Faisaliyah Tower

Diriyah

Saad ibn Saud Palace, Diriyah

Saad ibn Saud Palace, Diriyah

Saad ibn Saud Palace, Diriyah

Diriyah

Diriyah

"Chop-Chop Square", Riyadh

Masmak Fort

Masmak Fort

Masmak Fort

Masmak Fort

Camel Market

Camel Market

Camel Market

Camel Market

Camel Market

Outside the National Museum, Riyadh

Islamic Carving, National Musuem, Riyadh

Islamic Carving, National Musuem, Riyadh

Door from the Kaaba, national Musuem, Riyadh

Making New Friends

Caves, Hofuf

Caves, Hofuf

Caves, Hofuf

Saudi Aramco

King Fahd Causeway to Bahrain

Al-Ukhdood, Najran

Al-Ukhdood, Najran

Al-Ukhdood, Najran

Al-Ukhdood, Najran

IMG_7247Al-Ukhdood, Najran

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Al-Ukhdood, Najran

Najran

Najran

Sakai takes a break, Najran

Traditional building, Najran

One member of my police escort, Najran
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