SHOCKING FIRST IMPRESSIONS!
Yes. This. Is a story about Saudi, people not. Saudi politics. These. Are my first steps out of the hotel got a set feel a little out of place, it's. Hot, it's. A, different, world and I'm super, pumped. It didn't necessarily fit, in but wouldn't be the first time it's. A, car, city I'm gathering first, impressions. Taxi. Guys are honking. There's. No way to cross this street I'm trying to get over this thing to the shady side. And. That's he cross the street in reality. I was, just walking by one of these shops and I asked these, guys to. Use the bathroom, and they dropped me and I used the bathroom and then they sat. Me down for tea and dates. Super. Nice guys very hospitable, but I'm not at the point yet to. Just, run. The camera on that stuff and so what. I'm feeling so far and it's just a feeling that, putting. The camera on things is a little more difficult. Then. Say some other places have been the, first 24, hours in, a. Radically. Different culture. Are. Interesting, because your mind is. Your. Mind is just processing. All this new information, things. Are laid out different, they look different, they taste different and so. I, love. That that little window that first 24 hours because after that things. Start to normalize, and. You. Know you're somewhat used to it but, right now I'm in that mode of yeah. I don't know what the hell is going on and, it's. Pretty cool it's. The unknown for, sure. I. Will. Say the other way I take a salary money there. We go good. Money I are. Good, son, be good and, not bad no better, than Dubai I better, than the wise idea okay. Better. Money here okay. Sir. Can you open the door Thanks. First. Solo right yeah okay. Yeah five times a day. Cool. Thanks very much I return. Super-interesting. Starbucks experience, so. He. Locked the door they did that five times a day at 4:00 salats which is the prayer time behind. Me to, the to the on the other side was the womans, at Starbucks, and they, were completely, separated. I don't, know who this guy is but he's. Fired up. Whatever. Salamualikum'. Wonderful. USA. Oh I. Shall Riyadh yeah this is first time first. Time man first, day, Thursday, yes when. You come. Do. I want to ride with you yeah yeah, bro let's. Do it be very very interesting, so far. What's, your name. Mohammed, Peter. Oh I'm. Going to put this here vomit, yes okay. Nice, car nice car Mohammed. Man, I'm on a different planet right now but I like it, what's, it learning no planet, it's, only a hundred degrees so what's that forty what is it 40 Celsius. Yeah. No, 59. Dude, your country, is. Really. Grow it yeah, it, feels like beautiful. Oh. That's, Kingdom tower, do. You think it's a dangerous, city at all no not, at all. It's, like very little crime. 15. You would see now the police car if you win right, woman, are driving that started a year ago right, maybe. Okay. Everything's. Changed. Alfonso, dream is to me how. Do people feel about that. Depend, to obviously. Really. They. Won't. So. It's exciting, time. - besotted, young, Saudi inserting. Time. That's, cool you guys are all about Starbucks, man because we need his tongue Jesus. You have another soda. Cool so, called astir bucks I feel like it's Southern. California. Meets the Islamic, world. Something. Like that and. You will see that. The tendon, comes. And show you the knowledge, that's, trending. Yeah. Yeah, show, me the trending mail let's go. Okay. This, is South. Park. So, what I'm sitting in my vault, now. At two hours of being out in the streets what I'm seeing here in the. Ton. Of development. Right a lot of new development. A lot of new businesses, and. So. Here's a crazy stat I think I'm right on this one but it's. 50%. Of the Saudi population. Is under the age which, is 25, and, younger. Yeah. Where are we going. Okay. - surprise, cool. Mohamed's, a true, class. Guy. It's. Got a lot of class. So, feel first ever. Wow. So, tell me about this still Mohammed what's, the what's the story with cinemas.
That, She about how long ago where cinemas. Allowed here. So. In the last two years this, is something new people can go to the movie theater. Have. No no we are making food, sources. Its, men. Go or just met. Many. Woman. Do you sit in separate sites that right now. So. This is the completed, version right, and, what. Is this what, is this neighborhood called. King. Abdullah what business, owner. Young. Buck. Riyadh, park mom yeah you. Guys love your malls yeah, taking, video like this is okay right. No. Headscarf, the. Woman has no know when. Did when did that start. Two. Years. But. Some woman it's it's it's, legal, for them to walk around with aids. What. Muhammad was telling me is it's all about the malls here. When. Saudis have time off you, want to hang out a lot. Of them hang out and malls. And I'm not a mall guy but I gotta say this one's pretty nice it, was given strict, instructions from. Mohammed, not to video. Any of the woman, so. Sorry. We don't have any close-ups, let's say. Usually. That's always a touchy thing anyways putting a camera so it's face I don't enjoy it, but, when there's a moment, and there you, sort of get that nonverbal, go, ahead well. That's what makes the videos interesting so. It's. Touch and go every, culture is different so in Saudi right now a little bit like. Feeling. My. Feeling. My ground let's say, hey. So long, hello. Good, brother. Salaam. I don't, know anything. Then. Here limited, time but from my first impressions. It's one of these places that's, definitely. Arising. At. Least. In Riyadh at least in the capital city. Mohamad. You just moved back from the. Yeah yeah, like. A month ago no two. Weeks ago and. You're saying you have like a bunch of tats, on your arms in two years ago you would have been in prison for that yes, and, now now, I'm, do. Whatever I want and, it, changes. And. This is this is your wife my. Girlfriend, here you go family how, about one. Month. Okay. Two years ago could you do this I can't I can't, chill out of my girl so. That's. Why I'm here they. Still same I would be a new king I wouldn't come back but, now, you like, it much better than yeah now I like my country I feel. Like. We. Are staying. You. Guys stay in a hotel and no problem with the hotel owner okay. This is just in Riyadh right, like in the countryside is different, yeah good we open dude lets me and freedom the freedom yes. And. This is. Peace. Is. My, treatment piece that's. What they want of my life, love and peace yeah. And. Poppi's. -, three years ago did. They, force you to go to the mosque if, you don't they, take you to the police department, and.
They They cut your hair, really. Yeah I feel, like I was living, with Isis, here, Isis. Rules but. Now now as. You like it already if you'll be Christian, if you want to be Biskind they, don't care but, how does that change in two years two. Years a change that occurred because of the boa, Mohammed. Bin Salman really. He's, really boy, and. Most, people are cool with this these changes yeah, the, majority of them they accepted. Religious. People who never gonna change so. Five times a day the Sharks they get five fans a baby goes for, a lot for hello twenty minutes fifteen minutes okay. Even. And. Most of them they don't rate I don't know why they close my, head is spinning, I think, there's so much information, yeah, because you're gonna surprise, me so I'm, going to yeah I have. For four hours. No. We can do this now like. Two years ago we can't I'm. Hold each other in the world and my girlfriend, if. You see in style, yeah in, public, I walk with my girlfriend. Very. Classy mo here gentlemen, true gentleman, and you're. Styling. In a nice car. Just. In the mall. So. You. Gonna so. In, the mall. And. I met mo and. Princess, back here. And. I. Was. Like yeah let me take you downtown. So. Here I am again. Welcome. My new friend. Billy, Mohamed, I met, a mohammed this morning who also picked me up in a very nice car seems, to be the theme here mo you were seen you have six of these cars yes, and. You have drivers, out there like this is worth. Other, people, in attendance yeah if you have a shop yeah just a 5% but, not 5% that's. It. Okay. I'm. Your. Legend, brother thank. You. Good. Times, bless you god, bless here. Take. Care out. And that, that's. That. Two locals, both, named Mohammed, both. Drove me around for the day. Showed. Me the city quite. Spectacular. First day and. Now I'm at. Hope. You know if this is this, is a center. Square of sorts, and. Let's. Check it out. Slow. As. Friendly. Security. Get, in the feel that everything sort, of happens here at night. Like. Sun the. Three pedestrians today, on the streets it, was, nobody. Walking. So. I think it's a nighttime. Environment. Thank. You we'll confirm it. This, behind, me is mass Mach fort, and. There. Was a huge battle I believe in 1902, and, it was the start of the unification, of. The, kingdom this, part of the city has started dead I'm going to say so we're gonna go across the street to. What. Mohammed said was the place where there are no Saudis. We're. In old Riyadh. And this is the first time I think. I've seen anyone on the sidewalk today, so. We're coming into a more of a. Densely. Populated zone. As. Moe is saying a lot of foreigners, living. Here. Pakistanis. Bengalis. Indians, it seems. To be the working class here. Maybe. I'm sure I'm missing some nationalities, but people. From Asia other parts of Asia are coming over and really building this place out. That's. How hot it is today. It's. The prayer five times a day. Jameela. Jamil. It's, sort, of an industrial, zone. Interesting. Door. So. First. Guy on a bike. And. We, got some street life. Hello. Cool. Shook. It up have. Fun. Have. Fun. On. The quest for some food here. Just. Can this through. Side. Streets and, looking. For a restaurant god. It's. An Egyptian place. Everyone's. Egyptian, here, fish. Yeah. Very. Delicious. Looking, meal. But. This place is Egyptian, it's not sorry. This prawn dish the. Five monster. Prawns. Read egyptian-style. Yeah this seems to be a very popular. Local. Favorite, shook it off. So. This city is. 740. Square. Miles it's about. 1900. Square. Kilometers, it's, just one massive. Sprawl. That grid and I'm walking, as you. Can see and. Just. You know that's a guy you see someone like every. Ten, minutes or so. Whole. Cities in their cars for the most part except for that old section. Where I just ate well, guys that, is the end of my first day here in Saudi Arabia it's, just like information overload after, a day like today you're, just taking in all these new. Stimuli. And it's gonna be a very interesting journey in this country for two weeks so many, more videos to come okay, good, night peace.