Month: April 2014

Beyond the Veil: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a destination which is less known for leisure travel and more know for strict policies and harsh principles. The perceived image we have in our mind is filthy rich sheikhs with their Burkha clad wives and oil wells. But Saudi is much more than this and I had the chance to visit Saudi Arabia and was up close and saw beyond the veil.
Here are some pictures of the place where I visited and for more details about the place you can visit the link.

Travels and Stories

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a destination where none of us would travel for leisure. May be because it is perceived as the country with strict principles and imposed policies. To many of us, the country reminds only of oil wells, dates and filthy rich sheikhs with their 4-5 wives in Burqa but there is so much beyond that. Jeddah, the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia lies on the coast of Red Sea in Asia. The place is famous more so because it is the gateway for Muslim pilgrims to their holy place – Mecca and Medina.

My visit to Jeddah was to meet some business purpose, but I couldn’t resist myself from exploring the city’s culture beyond its deemed conservative and fundamentalist nature. It was a quick ride from King Abdulaziz International Airport to my Hotel Red Sea Palace, all thanks to the city’s broad smooth roads. The swanky cars on the roads could…

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Fitness Nirvana 2

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Recently, I came across an eye catching article on Yahoo regarding fitness. It highlighted a variation in our daily gym routines. The most basic exercise we do is cycling and running but doing treadmill and cycling daily for one hour can become tedious and a monotonous. So we should change it a bit and I have pinned it down.

Treadmill – Running

Step 1: Sprint (45 seconds)
Step 2: Recover (15 sec)
Step 3: Repeat steps 1-2 three times
Step 4: 20-minute run at half speed
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-2 four times at your fastest heart-exploding, lung-busting speed.

Total time: 28 minutes

Step 1: Sprint at low resistance (30 sec)
Step 2: Recover (60 sec)
Step 3: Sprint at high resistance (30 sec)
Step 4: Recover at low resistance (60 sec)
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 nine times

Total time: 30 minutes
Fight the Flab

Step 1: Squats (45 sec)
Step 2: Squat jumps (15 sec)
Step 3: Push-ups (60 sec)
Step 4: Plank (60 sec)
Step 5: Jump rope (60 sec)
Step 6: Recover (60 sec)
Step 7: Repeat steps 1-6 five times

Total time: 30 minutes

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