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Sharing with you resources that helped me with travel planning + inspiration:
Books: Eugene Rogan’s The Fall of the Ottomans (only recommended to me but I haven’t read it yet), Peter Haugen’s World History for Dummies. For reviews, visit Goodreads and Scribd*.
Shows: Netflix’s Saudi Arabia Uncovered
Tourism sites: official tourism website
Travel planning sites: Airbnb*, Booking.com*, Skyscanner, World Nomads* Important: unmarried women cannot stay for longer than 12 hours in any airport in Saudi unless accompanied by her father, brother, grandfather, or uncle (list is exclusive). Even if your next flight is delayed and you end up having to stay for more than 12 hours, you need to rebook.
(*Note: It helps keep this site going every time you sign up or book from these links. I am a big fan and have been using these sites since 2015. If this blog helped you in any way, it doesn’t hurt to make your booking from these links. Thank you!)
P.S. My keys to sustainable travels: acknowledge that your trip might not go as planned | back up important files before and during travel | bring a portable multi-cooker, coffee/tea press, food containers, utensils, water bottle, water heater, and clothesline rope | bring extra medicines and prescription | bring souvenirs from home for friends you’ll meet along the way | get a local sim card | get travel insurance | have an extra card to be used only for emergencies | learn the language if you deem it necessary | listen to your gut | only bring stuff that you can carry on your own | only go for local food that’s vouched for being clean and safe | record and stay on top of your expenses | stay in accommodations where cooking is allowed | take public transportation | treat everyone and yourself with kindness and respect, as always | treat guidebooks as guides; don’t get boxed by them | visit local cafés | walk as much as you can | wake up early | when faced with difficult decisions, ask yourself why ❤