Cabo, Cabo, Cabo…¡Olé, Cabo!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Cabo, Cabo, Cabo…¡Olé, Cabo! “We loved Cabo!” “We had the most fabulous time in Cabo!” “We can’t wait to go back to Cabo!”

Saudi Arabia: The Great Adventure

BY Aramco ExPats / /

It's been more than sixty-four years since I first went to the 'field ' in 1950 for five years (also spent another year before that in the New York Office at 505 Park Avenue). 

The Boys in The Boat - Truth Truly Is Stranger than Fiction

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Every once in a while, a story comes along that is undeniably true, yet so preposterous, so difficult to believe, so fantastical, no sane reader would accept it as plausible were an author to produce a work of fiction with the same story line.

Community "HeARTs" Now on Display in Rome

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Several Darlington students, faculty and an alumna will be featured as a part of the second annual Rome Community HeART Project next month.

Soccer Academy Signings / Reception

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Attending Thursday's signings were assistant coach Steph Bradshaw (from left), Cat Jorgensen, Darlington Soccer Academy director Chad Liddle, Tim McGlynn, Noah Teplitzky, Michelle Cole, Riz Dharsey, Alex Zegarra, director of operations Kevin Ray and assistant director Jamey Newsome.

Come Cruising with the Suggs, Aramcon Style

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Old man rhythm is in my shoes No use 't sittin' and singin' the blues So be my guest, you got nothin' to lose Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?

Classic Marble Splendor in Athens

Classic Marble Splendor in Athens

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Eiffel Tower in Paris; Big Ben in London; the Colosseum in Rome; Red Square in Moscow; the Empire State Building in New York; the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco; the Taj Mahal in Agra; the Pyramids of Giza; Petra in Jordan—all rank as iconic, instantly-recognizable man-made landmarks from around the world.

A Riviera on the Pacific

A Riviera on the Pacific

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Kudos to whoever coined the term “The Mexican Riviera.” Any Aramcon past or present yearning for a perfect tonic for chasing away the winter blues needs look no further than Mexico’s Pacific coast for escape and revitalization.

Dawn of a new era under King Salman

Dawn of a new era under King Salman

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A new era dawned in Saudi Arabia on Monday under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman as citizens across the country expressed their confidence in the new king’s ability to take the Kingdom to new heights of progress and prosperity.

King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler is Salman

King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler is Salman

BY Aramco ExPats / /

RIYADH — Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Prince Salman became king, the royal court said in a statement carried by state television.

Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Style

Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Style

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Four weeks hence, on the 19th of February, Hong Kong will celebrate Chinese New Year, welcoming in the Year of the Sheep with another eye-popping pyrotechnic display guaranteed to equal, if not surpass, their recent light show marking the arrival of 2015—an account of which recently appeared in these pages.

Press Release - Ramee Grand

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa offers splendid 5-star hospitality in the heart of Manama.

Following the 29th Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion (1)

Following the 29th Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We trust everyone had a safe trip home and that you also took with your many wonderful memories of the Asheville Hafla Reunion at the Omni Grove Park Inn. Your hosts and co-hosts thank you again for coming.

75 Years Ago Today - The Kingdom Changes

75 Years Ago Today - The Kingdom Changes

BY Tim Barger / /

Seventy-five years ago today, Casoc, now Saudi Aramco, had its first customer for a tanker-load of oil. If the company had been a mom and pop bakery, they would have proudly framed that first dollar bill.

Wajid Zain

Wajid Zain

BY Tim Barger / /

There was a housewife in Abqaiq in the beginning – 1950 or so. Her husband was one of the best, if not the best, driller that ever operated out of Abqaiq. He was in the desert making Aramco rich and she was in their house newly-built in a patch of desert scraped off flat with a bulldozer.

An interview with Tim Barger

BY Aramco ExPats / /

By Grace Malone for AramcoExpats.com</em> Tim Barger’s stories about 1950s Aramco evoke a bygone era that defined a certain Aramcon spirit of doing more with less and having a fine time doing it – from a kid’s point of view. His collection Arabian Son: 21 Stories was released last month and I interviewed him about the book by telephone and email.

Arabian Son - 21 Stories

Arabian Son - 21 Stories

BY Tim Barger / /

Tim Barger’s collection of stories about his years growing up in Aramco are a study in impaired judgment and poor impulse control - yet they are entirely recognizable to any of us who lived in a place where you woke up to the muezzin and went to  lunch at the whistle.

Steven Reilly Denyer Receives MBA

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

In December 2013, Steven Reilly Denyer received his MBA degree from Hood College in Frederick Maryland. Steven was a student of Dhahran schools from 1980 to 1986. He is the son of Al and Pat Denyer who resided in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from April 1980 to August of 1990 when Al retired from Aramco. Steven and his wife Carrie live in Germantown, Maryland with their two children.

Chuck Crew and Reilly Financial Advisors Featured in the "New York Times" Regarding the Complications of Living and Working Abroad

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

LIVING and working abroad may sound romantic. But having a financial life in more than one country — if one of those countries is the United States — is becoming increasingly complicated. Managing an international financial life was once solely the purview of the super rich, who jetted around the world. But given the still-high unemployment rate in the United States, opportunities for middle-class jobs abroad, in areas like finance, oil and construction, are becoming more appealing.