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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Road Trip

Last Wednesday, I met up with a friend and we decided to go to Khobar (district I previously lived in) by his car. The trip is 450+ KM's between Riyadh and Khobar and the entire trip takes 4 hours. Naturally, when a trip is that long you need some sort of entertainment for time to pass by. So, I took with me 3 laptops and the entire time I was playing music. I think what made the trip interesting was the spontaneous decision my friend and I took to go to Bahrain. It's around mins driving from Khobar to Bahrain.
We arrived in Bahrain at around 10:15 pm and we decided to watch "V for Vendetta". I called up one of my friends in Bahrain and I told him to join us, and he did. I thought the movie was boring, I really didn't like it. We left immediately after the movie and headed back to Khobar where we arrived at around 2 am.
I enjoyed the trip, it was really cool.
My next Road Trip should be to Dubai from Khobar. I hope I get to do that sometime soon.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Gas Cheaper Than Water

While gas prices are skyrocketing in the West, the exact opposite is occuring in Saudi Arabia. There has been a sudden drop of 33% causing the cost for 1 litre of Gas to drop from .90 hallalas (24 cents) to .60 hallalas (16 cents).

In saudi the cost of 0.5 litre of water is 1 Riyal (27 cents).

I actually had a friend who came from Bahrain to fill up his car. We calculated it and the trip plus the cost of filling up his fuel tank costs less than if he fills it up in Bahrain.

Pretty Neat.