Riyadh Apartment Tour!

Dining Room New Arqah Apartment ~ Riyadh, KSA Fall 2013

Dining Room New Arqah Apartment ~ Riyadh, KSA Fall 2013

I moved to Riyadh in 2011 and have remained with the same company since.  When I moved here, the company placed me in this tiny (but cute!) little apartment on the outskirts of Riyadh called New Arqah.  "New" is an understatement--it is chronically under development and you routinely wake up in the morning to the lovely hum of the jackhammer (note the sarcasm there).

Jackhammers at 6am in New Arqah, Riyadh KSA Spring 2013

Jackhammers at 6am in New Arqah, Riyadh KSA Spring 2013

However, the wonderful thing was that the little place was all for Suzie and I, and it has a small kitchen, dining area, living room, and bedroom.  

Living Room in New Arqah Apartment ~ Riyadh, KSA Fall 2011

Living Room in New Arqah Apartment ~ Riyadh, KSA Fall 2011

The bathroom has a lovely garden tub and let me tell you, Suzie has had one too many baths in that thing (she does not share my enthusiasm at the notion of having a built-in chair to sit down in while I bathe her).  

Suzie Gets Her First Bath in New Arqah ~ Riyadh, KSA 2011

Suzie Gets Her First Bath in New Arqah ~ Riyadh, KSA 2011

Recently, the school has built a new building with apartments for teachers in a more popular area of Riyadh called al-Sulaimaniyah.  I was so excited about the move--while I type this, half of my belongings are in boxes.  However, at the last minute, some of my whining coworkers convinced them to leave us here until the end of the year.  I am so bummed.

First, my friends are all moved into the new apartments, and I was looking forward to having them as neighbors.  Secondly, I was actually intending to begin filming for this website, and the new apartment had a beautifully chic backdrop that would have worked perfectly.  And, last but not least, I purchased tons of stuff and tore them out of the wrappers for packing efficiency--bedding, bathroom accessories, and other things that don't fit in with the current furnishings of this apartment.

Bedroom in New Arqah Apartment ~ Riyadh, KSA Summer 2012

Bedroom in New Arqah Apartment ~ Riyadh, KSA Summer 2012

Either way, I wanted to share some of my pictures of the current apartment.  I will keep you, dear readers, posted on whether or not I move after all!

Suzie & I in New Arqah Apartment Bedroom ~ Riyadh, KSA Summer 2012

Suzie & I in New Arqah Apartment Bedroom ~ Riyadh, KSA Summer 2012

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