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Janadriyah Festival 2013: A Cultural Tour

When I heard about Janadriyah Festival from my husband's boss last year, I've always looked forward to visiting the venue. But because we're still new then and Fred isn't too familiar yet in the routes here, we decided to do it this year. I'm happy that it pushed through and Gabby and Sunday had something interesting to do on their vacation, even for just a day.

Janadriyah didn't disappoint me, safety wise. Though the place was packed with people, mostly Saudis, the guards were attentive and good English speakers and even gave Gabby and Sunday wrist bands with Fred's mobile number written on them, just in case they get lost. I just wish the signs on the entrances were also in English so we would know what's inside before we enter. We went there a little bit late so we were not able to photograph most of the crafts, but still it was an enjoyable and educational tour.

I'm not sure if we will be able to go back there again. I just wish that if we ever do again, we would be able to photograph some of the beautiful crafts of Saudi Arabia such as the gold thread embroidery and sandal-making. Or even watch the camel race, which I think is for Saudi citizens only. Í'm just wishing!


Beng Gee said…
So did you buy some of the crafts there, Beth? They all look nice! That Saudi costume looks good on you. Are you required to wear it there in Saudi?

Katuwa kayong masdan! A picture of happy and contented family! Keep it up, Beth and Fred!
Farida said…
This is certainly a great exposure for your entire family. It must have been fun to be amongst those donkeys and their crafts and learning some historical facts about Saudi too :)
Chris said…
This is a good exposure trip... learning about the culture of other countries is something that I really love!
Beth said…
Ate Beng,
Yes women are required to wear abaya, the black cloak ala witch if you're holding a broom. :)

Thanks for the comment, Ate Beng. Ngayon ko lang naalala mag-answer sa msg na to. Thanks for visiting!
Beth said…
Oo nga Ida. Eventhough the place is so far, we tried looking for it eventhough we lost two times hehehe. The learning and fun was worth it.
Beth said…
Thanks Chris. Oo nga, I like knowing and exploring other cultures, like you. :) The kids learned that there are parts din ng Saudi Arabia na healthy ang soil and me agriculture. :)

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