Things Were Hopping at the Monterey Hafla

Things Were Hopping at the Monterey Hafla

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Some 270 Aramco annuitants and friends descended upon the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California this weekend to commence another bi-annual Hafla.

Recalling Old Memories and Making New Ones

Recalling Old Memories and Making New Ones

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Events like the upcoming Hafla reunion in Monterey, California offer us opportunities both to recall fond memories from the past and accumulate more material for building new memories to reflect on in the future.

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - October 2016

JHAH Wellbeing Magazine - October 2016

BY Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare / /

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Wellbeing Magazine, where the latest health and wellness news, and current and upcoming events, is available at the click of a button.

Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Stop worrying about the U.S. presidential election and start worrying about something far less controversial and much more fun, the 2016 Aramco Hafla Annuitants Reunion at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California starting Monday, the 24th of this month.

Life in Cowboy Country

Life in Cowboy Country

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Everywhere you look on the map of the U.S., you'll find an Aramco annuitant or two or sometimes more. Cheyenne, the state capital of Wyoming, is no exception.

Third Aramco Reunion in Toronto

Third Aramco Reunion in Toronto

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The sun was out, the sands inviting, the kites flying, the turquoise blue water, the sail boats and a little nip in the air heralding the end of summer. Yes it was a perfect day at Woodbine Beach Park in Toronto and welcomed 43 former aramcons on Sunday, September 25th, 2016, to reminisce and share the good times we had in Saudi Arabia.

Reilly Financial Advisors Opens New Office in Prague

Reilly Financial Advisors Opens New Office in Prague

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Middle East… check. North America… check. Europe? Check! After decades of working with Expats and understanding the unique challenges for those living and working overseas, the team at RFA is delighted to announce the launch of our new office in Prague, Czech Republic!

Second Chances at the Chelsea Education and Community Center

Second Chances at the Chelsea Education and Community Center

BY Louis Spencer / /

In the fall of 2014 I was fortunate enough to become associated with NOH. A fellow teacher, John Lambert, became aware of this organization and introduced his Saudi Aramco Student Group to the home during their annual trip to Nepal.

Texas, Land of Legends

Texas, Land of Legends

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ever since I was a child, I have been hearing stories about how everything in Texas is bigger—the land, the people, the legends, everything. The more time I spend in Texas as an adult, the better I understand how this mystical aura of greatness came to be.

Chicken-Fried Texas

Chicken-Fried Texas

BY Aramco ExPats / /

During a recent 10-week stay in Texas, I found myself more deeply immersed in the food and lore of the Lone Star State than I ever had been before in my many previous trips to the land of oil wells, 10-gallon hats, Longhorn cattle and football, lots of football.

Journey Through an Oceanside Paradise

Journey Through an Oceanside Paradise

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Among the tour options available to attendees to the October HAFLA scheduled for this October is the fabled 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove through Pebble Beach, widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Free Savings Plan Review

Free Savings Plan Review

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

The real unknown of the Savings Plan is how should you allocate your funds and is your portfolio truly diversified in a manner that will best help you reach your future financial goals? That’s why we are offering a FREE Savings Plan Review, at no cost and with no strings attached, that will analyze the existing allocation of your funds!

Where in the World are Aramco ExPats?

Where in the World are Aramco ExPats?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hello to my fellow Aramco ExPats, Aramcons are a widely-divergent group geographically, culturally, in just about every way there is to be different.

Where in the World Are YOU???

Where in the World Are YOU???

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last week we began a piece on ZeeMaps with the headline, “Where in the World are Aramco Expats?” After one week, and a number of refinements, this new feature is running well and more and more Aramcons are signing on.

Bringing Hope to Orphans from the Roof of the World

Bringing Hope to Orphans from the Roof of the World

BY Aramco ExPats / /

When one hears the mention of Mount Everest or Annapurna, it immediately conjures up images of the towering snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, spread across Nepal and Tibet and beyond.

There She Blows!

There She Blows!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Over the span of three centuries in times past, when the lookout perched atop a crow's nest on a whaling ship spied a whale surfacing and blowing air out of its blowhole, he would cry, "There she blows!"

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

BY Amira Ghobrial / /

From kindergarten until fourth grade, I went to a French Catholic school in Toronto, Canada. I started my first year at an English school when my family moved to Saudi Arabia, and I began school at Saudi Aramco.

Calling All Oenophiles

Calling All Oenophiles

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The first known production of wine dates from over 6,000 years ago to a site in present-day Armenia where archeologists have unearthed remnants of wine production dating from 4100 BCE that include a wine press and fermentation vats.