Jeddah | A Walk through Al-Balad, the Old Part of Town

Thanx to my job, I get to go to places that no normal traveler would (or could) possibly consider on taking a trip to. Like Saudi Arabia, for instance. In one of my previous blog posts, I have taken you on a sightseeing stroll through the nation´s capital Riyadh. This time, I would like to show you the historic area of downtown Jeddah, Saudi Arabia´s second largest city. To me, it was like a trip back in time. Continue reading

Riyadh | The real Magic Kingdom in 3 Hours

Having won a quick one-nighter in Saudi Arabia´s capital out of standby a few weeks ago at first may not sound too exciting for any flight attendant (particularly the female ones), but apart from being a male, Riyadh holds so many exciting sites and places to see and visit, that in my eyes it is quite a tragedy that Western tourism is limited to work visas only. Continue reading