UNEXPECTED Adventure With a Local!
Welcome. I have, a feed, from the Backson. Help, me put this on please whooping uh okay. We're, getting your hair. Saudi, Arabia. This. Is a story about Saudi, people not, Saudi politics. Today. We're. Going on a mega. Road trip. Through. The mountains of the southwest, corner of Saudi Arabia I, found. Some random, windy. Road on, Google Maps it looks interesting and then. Down. Down down, so we're at 7500, feet now torn roughly 2,300, meters, down. To G's on which is on the Red Sea, coast. Help. Me put this on please. How. Do I here. Oh. Yeah. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, that's, what I didn't have the extra fold. What. The wrong okay. A baby, honey we go. Selena. Was born I would ha, no. But. Good, sir. Shook, it on one. Much. Better. King house king house okay. Shook. It on. There. Looks. Like a palace. There. Has to be some, beautiful. Landscaping. And vegetation in there I think. This is as, far as temperatures go the coolest, part, of the country. We're. Gonna go down here. There's. A windy, road. Where. Is it there it is I think that's the road, and. Then go down through this valley and. Out, towards, the Red Sea. This. Wood is so. Rugged. Weathered. Hard. Yeah. I don't think it comes as a surprise, to. Anybody that, Saudi. Arabia is an, arid. Dry. Rugged. Place. So. Just getting a little bit of greenery like, this. Does. Absolute. Wonders. For the mind I'd say Salaam. One. Thing I don't get about so, much of the, world is. The. Whole trash thing. Especially. When they're all these trash cans around doesn't, make any sense to me there's a can right there. But. That's how it goes if your father. If. Your father threw, the bottle on the ground most. Likely you're gonna throw the, bottle, on the ground, that's. How humanity works, for, the most part. Habits. Get passed on you, either learn. From, your parents and you emulate them or you learn you look at what they do it and you you. Do the exact opposite. This. Is called Raja. Heritage. Village. If. You want to be in a country where there are absolutely. Zero. Tourists, I don't. Think you can beat Saudi Arabia, on that front. Shukran. Shukran DeLand. I'm. From, Yemen. It. Reminds, me of that. Art. Area. I went yesterday when, there wasn't one. Person. There. They're. Drinking the green cancer, here that stuff used to make my teeth hurt I used to be addicted to Mountain Dew which is. Terrible. It's, like antifreeze. Looks. Like people are living up here. This. Old village. Some. Of the buildings well. That one's been redone some of them are broken falling. Apart others. Have been redone. My, boy Ali's setting things up here setting. It right it's getting really hot out so. This is the way to do it right, shook, it on. We're. Kissing we're blowing kisses. Right. In. The, Saudi government took. Control of this town, 100 years ago right. 89. Years ago okay. And. The. Wind that, make. America fall, we. Can't pay, by. The minute, ready give him back on. Right. Do. That again. All. Those doors, are shops, to. Sell a lot of things. How. Long ago, were. People living here. 50. Years ago they. Move in ABBA. That's where I came from here it's interesting these. New. City lights in here. Okay. How. Old this is this, town. You. Have a lot of snake. People. Live in these now, no. Cool. They. Bein takers and. A. Lot. Of. Baboons. Do you, like the baboons, vicious. They're, vicious aren't, they yeah, people think you're cute did they think they're cute nice. For. The kids for. Everybody. The. Monkeys. They found you know they. Won't attack you they'll, rip your face. Oh. Yeah. It's my mud floor. They're. Making those. Floors. My. Mixed. Mode. And. Okay. -. Bad. I'm. Not a big fan of bad. Peter.
His Fed, from the baths. This. Is traditional, gets through. You. Can see the bats. Are. You. Blessing me what's going on yeah, thank. You. This. Is that really hardwood, from up in the mountain right. Yeah. If. We think this, village. The. Built. The house or, something. Mm-hm. This, was here Oh. How. Many years ago 48. Yeah. So. What's happening people are moving out to. Search, jobs, right. And the school. Coolidge sure. Mister. Be like, living, room. Yeah. Okay. So. Where are you taking me. I. Like your road yeah it's quite steep. Actually. That's not scope from the game from beta thank you. Well, I live in Ukraine, bro and you always have to if, you enter someone's home you have to bring a gift it's a very cool tradition, nice, place. Yeah. This is cool, G. T's, great this. Is this is your brother yeah, okay. What's your name, Ahmed. Peter, yeah yeah. Thank. You what's, in here. This. Oh this is your house I thought that was your house. This. Is your place you, live alone or your brother lives in here too. Rochelle. It, was a center point for trade, right from. Djibouti you were saying yeah Djibouti. And, Sudan. I'm, a Cuba, and, from, Yama I, love. The look of the Arabic language so beautiful, actually, not this. Is not. Arabic. What is it ethnic, language. This one this one this, can. You read this. That's. A nice view, great. View Wow. Amazing. This. Is how you make your coffee here. I was. Lucky to meet. Impotent. O'Malley fatty, right. When I was leaving, because. There were no English speakers and. He. Gave me the tappet or that, I like I think. You guys like that too right going into different. Different. Zones different areas. Venturous. She. Could on. This. One Mahad. Marca. Suraj. Habibi. Yasha. You. Are saying a wedding. Here costs, how, much. $5,000. So. It's, difficult. You. Face out. Yes. Three. Times you, must. Based, out your face. It's. Relaxing. Okay. Take it. That. Would that I just smoked was, like. Very. Light. It. Sort. Of like what marijuana used, to be before, that all. Scientific. And, super. Powerful. At least from my experiences, in California, recently. Salam, alaikum. Okay. These. Are live. Uh-huh. Right. Yes. From India. Nice. To meet you, where. Are we going, toilets. Right, toilet. Okay you know this stuff. No. Burning. Fire. Really, good I do, someone, is from Kerala, India one. Of the nicer parts of the country, a lot, of Indians here huh are, you many. Indians, yeah the.
The Toilets, not in the restaurant it's down here right okay. Here, no. Quite, a mission for the toilet. Mercedes. Next Mercedes, truck Hey Oh, toilet. Okay, fantastic. Proper. Feast. 15. Water waters, back. This. Looks like a traditional, Saudi. Meal, Saudis, let us know. In. The comments, what, this is it. Looks good. I scored. Okay, so. Good. I needed, that so bad. And then doing that fast-food. Just. Because they couldn't find places, usually. Cool, thing about the open road, like. A day like today you have that skeleton, root but. You don't know what you're gonna go into you don't know what to expect you know what you're gonna eat. Who. You're gonna meet what, you're gonna see, love. This stuff and, so the theme running, through. The day is. Friendly. People cool, people. Hospitality. So, you know what people say the, curse of knowledge. And. What, I mean by that is, what. Do you know something. You think it's common knowledge. And Saudi, Arabia to me the first date didn't know I'm a thing, nothing. Zero. I mean except, from what. I heard from the outside right but. As far as like how it felt on the ground, no. Understanding. Now. What is it Dave five. Acclimated. To it and, so. The. Curse of knowledge is. You. Know once you once you've done it in experience, too you. Think it's just you, know it's normal, I don't, even know right now at this point in time if this even looks out of place it even looks that much different, because I'm I. I'm here if this makes any sense at all. But. You know what I'm talking about like when you when you speak, when you know something when you learn something and they're like oh yeah I know that now and then it just, becomes common. Saudi. Arabia, is not there yeah for sure like on the macro no way this place is so, complex. This place is so. Mixed. Up I mean I've had. Conversations, that I couldn't, bring the camera out right and. But. I've heard everything from people, telling me you. Know alcohol, will be legal, in a couple years more, a year I think it was told, to. Someone. I just met saying, he thinks it's terrible, that woman are allowed to drive now. And this. Is because he says he respects, woman it, wants. To look after. Spectrum. Is massive. Here it's, all over the place. There, are a lot of social pills, here and I don't really know them all to be honest. People. Seem to like this though they get a kick out of it, now, obviously I'm not fitting in with this I don't look like anyone from here. But more than that it's, it's, cool to play with identity. It's cool to wear, just, call it a different costume right identify. Myself differently. Being. A completely different culture and country, operate. Outside of my language. Or. Let's just call it get my house out of my mind much. Really, really, odd set like that adventure. I think, it's not for everyone right, but. That adventure, we. All long for. You. Can find it in this type of travel you can find it in the. Unknown the. Predictable, shed is. Great. For many things and we all want safety and security fact. But. Zagging. The other way from time to time where, I find this is a balance I got my rent-a-car know. Where I'm going got a hotel room tonight roads. Are good it's not that crazy but, the interactions, throughout. The day along, the room. There, surprises, they're magical. I didn't, have one bad experience today. I really.
Feel That you the world is universal, in that sense is if you if you just God with an, open, mind and open heart people, are. More. That's. It guys end of, an epic. Saudi. Road, trip here. In geez anon the Red Sea coast, gonna. Try to get out to an island tomorrow I heard there's an, island out here to explore so I'm gonna try to make that happen, so. Thanks, for coming along. I'm. Really, excited for this this is amazing I think it costs like $45, tonight and. Airconditioning, it is very. Very hot outside, so. Until. Tomorrow, peace. Do. You like the baboons. Vicious.