Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Hidden Wonders of Dry Land

I was lucky along with my housemates to travel outside Riyadh and reach one of the very famous tourist destinations in the city. We traveled almost 1 hour, sightseeing at the same time.

We have reached our destination almost time for lunch. I was really struck by its rare beauty. Red sand, as the name implies, is known for its reddish, very fine sand. It was a common place of leisure for expats like us often visited during the cold season here in Riyadh. The main activity people enjoy is biking on the rocky hills and reddish sand using a four-wheeled motorcycle. My husband and I biked like kids, really enjoyed despite of the sun. Luckily, the wind was very cold so that we didn't feel like burning under the Saudi sun.

It was really a great and unforgettable experience that i would cherish so as long as I live. I wish we could go back there before we go home this year. But it wouldn't really be a good idea since summer is approaching. We won't be able to stand the very hot and dry weather by that time.