Read Me/Disclaimer

Read Me/Disclaimer: This is a non-political/socio-political blog. It's a running tale of my Saudi Arabian adventure, great, good, bad, and ugly. It is uncensored, and I don't really care what you think of it, read it or don't. I don't care. I did not decide to do this as a means to an end, but rather to document the means with which I occupied my time while waiting for my end... All that being said, I'm an American Expat in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The opportunity to help build this system and the salary that accompanied it were to good to pass up.-Geoff

"The views presented here are just the views of some asshole named Geoff, they are not necessarily the views of my employer, my co-workers, my family or anybody else. First hand knowledge and second hand accounts were used to compile the information. These are not scientific facts and figures. These views are not necessarily supported, endorsed or even appreciated by the KSA the USA or any other country for that matter and the author makes absolutely no claim that they are."**

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Time to move forward

When I started this blog, I wanted some kind of record of my time and my experience in Saudi Arabia. I wanted to write, as I've always like to write, and I wanted to share the human experience with someone,!

I wanted you to laugh and cry and smile with me.

The name of the blog came easily, My first week here, Justin and I had a silly conversation in which I asked "But the sun still sets in the west right"?

The blog has haphazardly followed me through the awkward adjustment process, the painful divorce and a little bit of the incredibly exciting and humbling process of rebuilding.

I used to give you pictures every month, that's how I lived then. Now sometimes I remember to give you pictures every six months or maybe every year. Sometimes I just choose not to.

Well I want to write again, and despite having a busy schedule, I can do it, but every time I say I'm going to do it, I don't. It took me a while, but I finally figured out why that is. This blog, witty title and all, is of a time and of a place and both are no longer.

So it's time to say farewell, for good. The sun does still set in the west, and what can I say other than "It has finally set". Goodbye guys, It's been a lot of fun, but this side of me is done.

If you'd like, you can follow my new project here I'd love to see some of you on the other side, no promises though as to what I post, or what's it about.

Nov 2011-July 2014-"Khalas"-It is finished


  1. I remember that conversation! What's the new project? I heard from a group of guys in Riyadh that they just graduated and a few are looking at MS programs here in the US.

  2. Mr. Yourong! Glad to see your name again!

  3. Hey, i popped over to see if you were still about. Hope all is well. Cheers