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CultureShock! Saudi Arabia by Peter North

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‘The real meaning of travel, like that of a conversation by the fireside, is the discovery of oneself through contact with other people...’—Paul Tournier, The Meaning of Persons

 

 

 

 

 

AS ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF THIS BOOK, when first assigned to a project in Saudi Arabia, the personnel agent dealing with the paperwork jokingly referred to Saudi Arabia as a ‘sandpit’. The remark conveys the mental impression of Saudi Arabia as an austere barren strip of land peopled by men in flowing robes and women in black abayas, with vast expanses of sand, ...

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