Happy New Year 2013 to Blue Abaya readers!
2012 was a great year for Blue Abaya and I want to thank all my readers for the continuous support and positive feedback. I could not have done without you! There are moments when I feel exhausted and discouraged but your comments and encouragement to continue have given me the motivation to try and make Blue Abaya even better, interesting and more useful in 2013.
2012 Blue Abaya came as a finalist in the annual Bloggies Awards in the Best Asian and Middle Eastern category. Blue Abaya won the Gold medal at the Expats Blogs Awards for Best Saudi Expat Blog of the year 2012! Thank you again for the votes!
In case you missed any here are some favorite posts and highlights from 2012.
Check out the popular desert trek guide to Edge of the World here.
Princess And The Pimple: Story of a Saudi Princess who wakes up one morning with a huge pimple on her face. Her mother takes her to the emergency room VIP section where the royal pimple receives more medical attention than the dying baby next door.
Another funny story of the royal family check Royal Morgue
Read an Expat’s Tale From A Saudi Jail post to hear how one of my friends got arrested by the Saudi religious police. She found herself thrown into a Saudi jail where she was harassed by the Saudi female guards and not allowed any contact with the outside world.
2012 our dreams came true and we finally found an apartment inside the Diplomatic Quarters. Moving in was nothing short of a nightmare! Read the hilariously horrible ordeal here: http://blueabaya.com/2012/04/move-from-hell.html
Saudi Dude’s Guide To Finnish Coffee Drinking Ceremony. Learn the crazy coffee drinking ritual of Finns, complete with guide how not to get stabbed while greeting a Finnish man.
Ramadan Junk Food And Fungus burgers.
Saudi -Arabia has a big problem with junk food. Check out the Hardee’s fungus burger too!
Find out what the Saudi Post Chocolate Monster did with my chocolates this time!
We were blessed with a son in 2012 and my husband is and has been such a great father and support for me that I dedicated a post to him:
We Love You, Baba
How about some LOWER YOUR GAZE-GOGGLES?
Now it’s your turn!
I want to hear from you readers what kind of posts would you like to see more or less of in 2013?
Do you like the local guides and to hear about my travels around Saudi-Arabia and the ME?
What about the cultural comparison posts where I highlight the fascinating differences between the polar opposites Finland and Saudi-Arabia?
How about posts about current happenings and on goings and health care sector related articles?
Or perhaps more of real life stories and rants from life in the Kingdom?
I would really appreciate the feedback!
A few exciting plans are coming up for Blue Abaya in the future..stay tuned..
I wish everyone a fantastic year 2013!
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Hello there! I’m Laura, the founder of Blue Abaya- the first travel blog in Saudi Arabia, established in 2010. Travel has always been my passion- so far I’ve visited 70 countries and I’m always on the lookout for new adventures inside and outside of Saudi Arabia!