Saudi Arabia ~ History in the making

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 … Continue reading Saudi Arabia ~ History in the making

Saudi women driving

I remember vividly the moment I heard the news on the radio. My husband and I were driving back to New York from a week-end with friends in Vermont. I was stunned. I turned on the volume, my heart skipped a beat and I could not believe my ears. Mohammad Bin Sultan (aka MBS), the … Continue reading Saudi women driving

Citizen and author of the world

Let the journey begin! And what a journey it has been so far... Let me first introduce my family and myself: My husband Tom is American and has lived in the USSR (yes that long ago!), Italy, France, South Korea, China and Saudi Arabia. His daughter Alexandra was born in Italy and lives today in … Continue reading Citizen and author of the world