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.

Hollywood Comes to Monterey

Hollywood Comes to Monterey

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you are planning to attend the October 2016 HAFLA Aramco Annuitants Reunion scheduled for Monterey, California, and if are a Clint Eastwood fan, and if you are also a fan of Roberta Flack's hit song, "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," then you'll want to make sure to register well in advance for the Movie Location Tour being planned as part of the gathering's activities.

History of Saudi Arabia, Part III

History of Saudi Arabia, Part III

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Three great monotheistic religions originated in Arabia: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Islam was founded in the seventh century CE by the prophet Muhammad.

Aramco Brat Launches Vegan Dessert Kit Company

Aramco Brat Launches Vegan Dessert Kit Company

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson was born in Dhahran December 28, 1983. At 12 months she displayed very noticable hyperactivity, and by the time she was Terrible Two, many in Dhahran were aware that she was adorable, but a devil in disguise.

An Overview of the History of Saudi Arabia - Part 2

An Overview of the History of Saudi Arabia - Part 2

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Legends, mysteries, and traditions abound surrounding the history of Arabia, where the oldest confirmed signs of human settlement date back over 15,000 years to prehistoric times at the end of the last Ice Age.

About the Saudi Speakers Bureau

About the Saudi Speakers Bureau

BY Aramco ExPats / /

La Ilaha Illa Allah, Muhammad Rasulu Allah - “There is no god but God: Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” ——the Muslim creed as inscribed on the flag of Saudi Arabia

Alaska a Century Ago: A History Lesson

Alaska a Century Ago: A History Lesson

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The previous three newsletters featured accounts of a cruise to Alaska on the Crown Princess, including visits to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay. If one looks at the history of Alaska's development, it's amazing the transformation the land and its people have undergone over the past century.

New Forum on the Way

New Forum on the Way

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We have good news to share. One of our most popular features has been the Forum. Next week, we will be introducing a thoroughly updated and much improved Forum. The "new" Forum will include all of the information presently found in the current Forum. Only, access will be safer and more secure.

New Forum on the Way (1)

New Forum on the Way (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We have good news to share. One of our most popular features has been the Forum. Next week, we will be introducing a thoroughly updated and much improved Forum. The "new" Forum will include all of the information presently found in the current Forum. Only, access will be safer and more secure.

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club (1)

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club (1)

BY Jerry Hurych / /

As of June 17, Saudi Arabia has joined the 'Six-Month' Club...meaning that Saudi Arabian citizens traveling to the U.S. will need to have a passport valid for their intended period of stay (not six months beyond the period of their intended stay).

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club

BY Jerry Hurych / /

As of June 17, Saudi Arabia has joined the 'Six-Month' Club...meaning that Saudi Arabian citizens traveling to the U.S. will need to have a passport valid for their intended period of stay (not six months beyond the period of their intended stay).

Zipping Through Alaska

Zipping Through Alaska

BY Aramco ExPats / /

At the close of last week's report, we had just boarded the cruise ship Crown Princess in Skagway preparing to set sail to Glacier Bay, home to spectacular tidewater glaciers and a superabundance of wildlife.

Asset Allocation: The Building Blocks to a Sound Investment Portfolio

Asset Allocation: The Building Blocks to a Sound Investment Portfolio

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

If you don’t have a solid foundation for your portfolio, how can you build and construct a strong portfolio meant to endure the years leading you to and through retirement? Asset Allocation is that rudimentary groundwork upon which an investment portfolio is built.

Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi Graduates

Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi Graduates

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Aramco student, Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi graduated from Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada this month.

North to Alaska (continued): Juneau & Skagway

North to Alaska (continued): Juneau & Skagway

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last week I wrote that I was about to depart on a one-week cruise from Seattle around Vancouver Island and north along the Inside Passage to points of interest in the Alaskan Panhandle.

The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon

The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon

BY Aramco ExPats / /

My trip to Alaska has made me think of a colorful member by marriage of my family tree. Her maiden name was Gudrun Anderson, and her nicknames were two: “The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon” and “The Pet of the Northwest Mounted Police.”

USA Warden Wednesday Message

USA Warden Wednesday Message

BY Jerry Hurych / /

Good Morning, U.S. Citizen Community and friends. During the summer, many of you may be taking a break from the heat of Saudi Arabia. If you're traveling, do you have adequate travel insurance for you and your family? Check your overseas medical insurance coverage.