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Saudi Diary part01
Saudi Diary part02
Saudi Diary part03
Saudi Diary part04
Saudi Diary part05
Saudi Diary part06
Saudi Diary part07
Saudi Diary part08
Saudi Diary part09
Saudi Diary part10
Saudi Diary part11
Logan's Run

Part01 - read about my first week of living and working in Saudi Arabia.

Part02 - read about a trip to the observation platform of the Kingdom Tower, fake DVDs, dust/sand storms, and the problems of life as a consultant when people don't attend your meetings.

Part03 - prepare yourself for the long story about our road trip to Bahrain and how we couldn't get past the Saudi border patrol, see some camels, the lovely ladies of the A-Chix Band, and my fascination with toilet bowls!!

Part04 - the final week before we return home. Read about the censorship of Kelly Rowland and the Mail On Sunday, a trip to the top of the Faisaliah Tower, and Krispy Kreme do-nuts.

Part05 - trips to the top of the Kingdom Tower and Faisaliah Tower, and close encounters with the Saudi security forces which mean we're now keeping a low profile.

Part06 - it's quite easy to keep a low profile when you're stuck in sand!

Part07 - I'm back for a 7-week stint and women dominate this update.  I've finally gotten to talk to one of them, although only about business-related matters, and I'm getting depressed about the scenes of homeless women.

Part08 - me and Tan become brothers, we get to sit in the vicinity of the opposite sex, and I get a birds-eye view of the aftermath of a car crash.

Part09 - we have a successful, yet uneventful, trip to Bahrain - albeit we do get 'Trapped In A Box'.  Plus the desert rains finally arrive in Riyadh.

Part10 - It's now March 2009 and I'm back for me. Find out about how 2008 ended, and then read about the worst sandstorm in 32 years and why a 75-year old woman has been sentenced to 40 lashes.

Part11 - My 4-week stint is almost over, so discover my Top 10 positives and negatives of living in Saudi Arabia, and read another 'Believe It or Not' story, this time about breastfeeding.



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