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View of Mamlaka mall from our roof


Play place

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houses in neighborhood

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typical shops near neighborhoods

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  1. I liked the picture of yhe buildings which had zig zag trim and some color in their stucco. I liked the colored details snd the star. I was wondering if it were a fancy television antenna or cell phone tower? Or a pretty star decoration? Lyn, I liked the hazy sight from the roof of your own apt building. It us all so interesting but I like my small town with trees and street lamps. 🙂

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    October 5, 2015
    • yes me too! I now live in a beautiful little town and I love it! It is dusty all the time! you wake up to sand under your door and all over everything!

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      October 5, 2015
  2. So different, Shopping must have been a culture shock in and of itself!

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    October 5, 2015
    • ha ha yes, it was cool when I finally just set out and went on my own! A very big step the last few years!

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      October 5, 2015
      • I bet, sheesh, you are so great at overcoming odds, very courageous!

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        October 5, 2015
        • Well it took me years and then I just walked out to the street and shopped!


          October 5, 2015
          • But you did it. It is so encouraging to hear your story. You must have been having panic attacks, my nerves would have been deep fried! I can imagine the first time you set out. Empathy!

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            October 5, 2015
          • Yes I was, he was gone all week, we had no way to get anything so I thought how dumb the shops were not even a block away so I stepped out, it was scary!

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            October 5, 2015
          • Can only imagine!

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            October 6, 2015
          • 🙂 so funny all I had to do was walk out the door! so hard though


            October 6, 2015
          • Yes, walking out the door seems simple when you say it…it’s the act that is so intimidating. I so get that.

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            October 6, 2015
          • yes so true!


            October 6, 2015
  3. Lyn–How fascinating. The play place looks pretty amazing–was it like a playground area? And I’m trying to imagine what’s inside the enclosure of the homes…is there green space behind the walls? Thanks for this peek into Riyadh!


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    October 5, 2015
  4. Always interesting, both the photos and the accounts of events. I read them all.

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    October 5, 2015
  5. love the colors of the building…..and what a view from the roof, could you spend time up on the roof?? kat

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    October 5, 2015
    • yes but in this place hard to get up there! but usually stairs up to the roof and high walls around it so yes you can go up there and sit, cool off


      October 5, 2015
  6. Interesting to see English text on on one of the shops, but then again I guess it catered to the Westerners there?

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    October 5, 2015
  7. Nice photos Lynz 😀
    Your link from Twitter doesn’t work for this post, I tried to go directly from there.

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    October 6, 2015
  8. Your pictures are fascinating and add a visual dimension to your story.

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    October 6, 2015
  9. I really like taking a virtual tour of the place you resided in ! So fascinating 🙂

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    October 6, 2015

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