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Old 06-20-2019, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by reneeh63 View Post
Also, I have no need to prove my liberal open-mindedness by going to such a country. People can argue that every country has inequality between the sexes, races, ethnicities - well, it's all a matter of degree and I choose to draw a line.
And, as I noted earlier, when it's part of the legal code... that's where I draw my line.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:52 PM
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I have got a moslem friend and he says he would not go there for all the money in the world. I trust him.
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:50 PM
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Hi. I had to go for work. When I had nothing to do I looked for tourist stuff. This was not easy. They dont put as much value in stuff I would consider historic or culturally important.

Stuff to see. Some I saw, Some I didnt

THis place is by the people who also made Petra. Called Mada'in Saleh

Al-Qarah Mountain - this is in Hofuf which also has historic mosques but i didnt go to any. Its a very neat looking landscape and a sort of cave that is very cool inside. bring your own flashlight.
ThePlace: Al-Qarah Mountain in Al-Ahsa | Arab News

Al-Uqayr - not sure what this was but its a castle. i read that the armies that invaded India and Persia left from here.

Thaj - not much to see but a town from the time of alexander where there was once a lake. super old looking buildings hidden among the village. old wells and tons of pottery shards.

Tarout Island with its old portuguese fort. alot of these places are enclosed in fencing. some kid wandered by and showed me how to get in thru a hole in the fence. spoke good english cuz he went to a local school supported by oil companies.

the markets are interesting too. animals, spices, all sorts of stuff.

one of the oldest christian churches is there. that was a surprise.

ruins of turkish forts on the west coast and the Red Sea is amazingly beautiful. Snorkeling was awesome. you can swim up to a "wall" where the sea drops sharply deep.

alot of these places were hard to find and i was frequently lost. i had to rely on the kindness of strangers more than once. i'm also a man.

anyway. if you're stuck there without family for weeks you make do.
Thanks for the insight.
This sounds very appealing.

I would like to visit - especially to see the lost cities of people of A’ad and Samood. And also the hill station city of Taif.
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