A week after we returned from the Philippines, my Mom came to visit! I have now had a total of two visitors in the past three years living in Saudi Arabia. It is arguably, quite difficult to get visas (in fact, I can only get them for direct family members) and it is a bit of a haul from the western hemisphere to the Middle East, but I was quite excited to show my mother a little bit of my life on this side of the world.
So, a bunch of us decided to rent one of the local boats for a sunset cruise. One of the greatest perks of living where I do, is being just a block away from the sea. No doubt, I will never live closer to the beach again in my life (unless I happen to win the lottery). We also have a coastal trip provider that will take you out deep sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, or boating, and the trips are very affordable.
We had a really great time. We just stayed around the harbor, but with a little bit of live music, good company, and a nice sunset followed by the sparkly campus at night made for a good time.