101219 – Riyadh

by Irina Bernebring Journiette

I walked on a plane filled with people dressed in everyday outfits. I walked off a plane with women all covered in black. I’ve never felt more out of place ever. Spent yesterday exploring the desert – the red sun. It is stunning. Sometimes I forget how many beautiful places I’ve seen, places that can not be described using words. Regarding the Kingdom, I’m still getting used to sitting in the backseat, that the car is checked everytime we drive in to the compund, that I live behind walls gaurded by men with big guns. For now it is intriguing. Tomorrow I might feel trapped.

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