A very interesting piece from the NY Times, that was posted through the International Herald Tribune regarding the youth of Saudi Arabia that I read about here.
The article followed two cousins, Enad and Nader, and is a fascinating look into a closed society, highly religious and patriarchal, and one in which women, by Western standards, are highly oppressed.
I would also suggest heading over to Saudi Jeans, a blog that originates from Saudi Arabia, and that has some interesting takes on this subject, and others related to life in this very wealthy, very enigmatic world. Yes, one could go on all day about oil, the US - Saudi relationship, etc., but that is best saved for another day.
spring flowers - I am quite fond of this series of Wildflowers of Canada that came out in 1977 and try to collect as many as I can from my stamp dealer to use for Postcross...
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