Living in Saudi Arabia – Camel Crossing

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This is an old photo, but I thought I would share the camel crossing anyway. When I first arrived in Saudi Arabia, I was totally amazed to see camels crossing the roads, or just roaming around in general. Camels are pretty much easy to spot once you leave the city. It's not unusual to find them just … [Read more...]

You Know You’ve Been Living in Saudi Arabia…

Sand dunes and Mosque in Shaybah, Saudi Arabia

I just came across this while editing my eBook Black Chick in Saudi - The Early Years. When I first made the decision to join my husband in Saudi Arabia, like everyone else, I started to do some research. During that time, I came across this piece. I thought it was funny, though at the time, I … [Read more...]

It’s Shoulder Season!!

St George's, Grenada

The time to buy is now! Shoulder season is approaching for many locations, especially in Europe. What is shoulder season? Shoulder season is the time between peak and off-peak seasons. This means fewer crowds, and lower prices. With fewer travelers, expect to see lower prices for both hotels and … [Read more...]

Black American Living in Saudi Arabia

Terri in Abaya

"What is it like for African-Americans in Saudi Arabia?" "How have you been treated?" "As a Black woman how are you accepted?" I frequently receive emails with these types of questions. Too many really. Not in the sense that I mind answering, but in the sense that it's a damn shame we still … [Read more...]

Saudi When it Rains…It Pours.

It's been a while since I've posted. I will update you shortly regarding my happenings. I've been on Repat in the states for the past 5 weeks, and we had a blast. But, in the meantime, I wanted to share this video I took at 2:30 this morning. Because of (1) jetlag and (2) the thunder, I was wide … [Read more...]

I’m Back and Blogging!!

Hello Everyone!!If you're one of the readers who have been reading my blog Black Chick in Saudi from way back, then you know I haven't written in awhile. I even considered abandoning this blog, for a variety of reasons. However, I received yet another email today in which someone was asking whether … [Read more...]

Fun Stuff: 50 Things Every Traveler Should Know

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This is a fun infographic that I came across. It's fun. It shows us 50 things that will make us all more culturally aware of the countries we visit, and better travelers in general. So, of course, I had to share it with you. I knew 21 of these, which makes me a "Wandering wayfarer." How many of … [Read more...]

Black History in Kansas City

18th and Vine Signage

Anyone who has heard me talk about Kansas City know that I have nothing but love for this city. It's friendly, there's plenty to do, and there  is a ton of great restaurants, and of course there's barbecue. :) Kansas City made it as my favorite new city that I visited in 2013. So, I wasn't surprised … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Travel Talk with Terri: Basic Travel Photography Tips

The Brooklyn Bridge, structure and cables.

Those of us who enjoy travel photography and are either pursuing it professionally, or are just enthusiasts put a lot of time and energy into learning their camera and their craft. This involves continuing education, workshops, and a huge amount of time actually practicing taking photos. In the … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Travel Talk with Terri: Hotel vs. Apartment Rentals

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How do I decide whether to stay in a hotel or to rent an apartment? I have three main criteria, and only one of them is cost. This question is answered in this episode of Travel Talk with Terri: Hotel vs. Apartment Rentals. Do you have travel related questions? Are you looking for travel tips? If … [Read more...]