Friday, August 6, 2010
Picnicking- Saudi Style
So last night while on the way to a compound party we passed a bunch of cars pulled over on the side of the highway, and there appeared to be groups of men laying out on carpets (possibly magical) and eating. It was like 10:30 at night, and an odd time for a picnic. Oddly, you see this all over the city, usually once the sun has gone down. Families or groups of men will set up picnics at the side of the road/ highway, or under an overpass, lay down a carpet and eat/ hang out. Kinda odd. I'll have to ask one of the Saudi's at work about this. There are very few parks in the city- so I guess this is the next best local?