My novel “The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree” continues its journey around the world…here in Denmark. Thank you for that photo, Dorte, it brightened my day!
Since we left Saudi Arabia in 2017, I see my friends post pictures of parties, cinema openings, live concerts…something unimaginable a few years ago. Women have now the right to drive in the kingdom and the abaya is no longer compulsory. The story below, from my first novel The Polar Bear and The Palm Tree … More The Religious Police
A few days ago, I was browsing my local bookstore when the title and cover photo of this book got my attention. The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman is the story of a charm bracelet passed down from generation to generation; a story of love, forgiveness, memory and memories. I have a charm bracelet too. … More And This Is Why Charms Are Such An Amazing Gift…
Most beautiful memories I have from my life in Saudi Arabia are connected to the desert. When we were invited to join Prince Bandar for a falcon hunt followed by dinner in the desert, two hours outside of Riyadh, we could not say no. And what an experience it was! We were greeted by Saudi … More Desert Hospitality
A big thank you to this week’s contributor, my friend Malinda Quartel Coupe, who lives in Riyadh and is sharing her experience driving in the kingdom. June 24, 2018 marked the first day that females were allowed behind the wheel for the very first time (legally) in the history of this country. As a Dutch … More Saudi Arabia ~ History in the making