I have always wanted to visit this intriguing country, its desserts, its oasis, its camps, and lots of other things. Thanks to a job opportunity, I had the chance to visit Saudi Arabia, although it wasn’t an easy decision to make.
They made me clear that I could take my wife with me, but only if she respected and acted following the rules that women in this country are used to follow.
However, my wife wasn’t very keen on going out to the streets all dressed in black, or wearing a veil at reunions, being segregated from the rest of the people, talk only when someone asks her to talk, or to walk two steps behind from me.
We had already been in some other countries with this type of characteristics like Iraq, Iran or Turkey, where the Mohamed religion was also practiced, but in no other place was it as strict as in Saudi Arabia.
In this countries I have named there are many restrictions too, but they are not applied to tourists. I’m sure they wouldn’t like to see strangers disrespecting their rules, but they don’t say anything anyway. So I finally departed on my own to this new and challenging piece of land.