Things I have learned in my first week.
Well It’s a week now since I arrived and it’s been a steep learning curve
Here are some of the things I have learned.
Saudi Arabia is NOTHING like you expect it is going to be. I know what you are expecting and it’s many times better in many ways.
Fridges freeze – freezer boxes don’t ecessarily
Frozen fizzy drinks loose their fizz
Food is shared watuqasim alghidha – There is an organised breakfast ritual feast wajabat iiftar every morning and a rota
Thanks for the great breakfast Pete
Driving in the fast lane does not mean that cars will not crash into you from behind if you do not go at top speed.
Speed limits are in Arabic numbers – I have no idea what they are… but … Petrol is very cheap
TGIT is the new TGIF
Weekends start early but also finish early – Sunday is their Monday – imagine how bad Monday is when it happens on a Sunday…
You don’t have to leave the compound – Just as well as the walls are high if disguised by trees.
There are rumours of places where various types of alcohol are available
Apparently all drinks are the same price (approx £2.50) and taste not much like their original counterparts.
It gets dark by 6.30 all year round
Things happen …… but often very slowly
It can be very hot – over 50c but it’s the humidity that kills you.
You can swim but it’s not refreshing at 33C
Sunbathe before 8 and after 17.00
Microwave ovens play better music than they cook food
Take away’s do not get cold during delivery.
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