Saudi Arabia

Wearing and Understanding Hijab in Saudi Arabia

Posted by on 9:40 am in ITKT Blogs, Saudi Arabia | 1 comment

Wearing and Understanding Hijab in Saudi Arabia

It’s undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood symbols. The Hijab has been attacked many times, nationally and internationally. Whether you travel through America, Europe, or the Middle East one thing is evident: that you will see a Muslim woman wearing Hijab in some form. I am one of them; I reside in California and grew up in Orange County. I adore American culture, and like so many Muslim women, I choose to wear Hijab. Hijab has many forms, and many looks. Each woman has her own personal reasons for wearing Hijab. This article is not meant...

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Hajj, an Experience of Mecca

Posted by on 6:03 pm in Saudi Arabia, Spotlight | 4 comments

Hajj, an Experience of Mecca

“Isn’t this a beautiful hotel?” she said her etched face spoke of pain and suffering she had endured, but her shiny eyes spoke of resilience and acceptance. “Yes, it is,” I said praying my voice did not reveal the truth that I and my privileged party coming from California were about ready to walk over and file a complaint with our travel agent for poor accommodations. This was the filthiest hotel any of us had ever seen. I looked over to my sister who was also performing Hajj, the year was 2004, and we both stood there looking at this woman...

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12 Tips to Travel Muslim Countries

Posted by on 4:57 pm in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Spotlight | 5 comments

12 Tips to Travel Muslim Countries

From the moment you enter your credit card number and hit accept you are in for an adventure. Traveling to a foreign country is exciting, educational, and at times scary. Whether you choose a guided tour when you arrive, or decide to channel your inner Indiana Jones there is much to fear while being abroad; getting lost, not being able to communicate with the natives, food poisoning, and the simpler offending the natives. There is no other place feared quite as much as a county that has gone through recent wars or has an oppressive...

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Devin says, “Be the First Voice on ITKT for this country”

Posted by on 7:37 pm in Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burundi, Central-Africa-Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Luxembourg, Mali, Martinique, Paraguay, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, St Vincent, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela | 0 comments

In The Know Traveler seeks original stories for its growing readership of travelers from all over the world. Our site focuses on promoting international destinations and cultural exchange, because we are supposed to know each other. If you have a story, an article, a tidbit, a tale, an anecdote, some feelings, a thought, an idea, or something to share about this destination, please write us now at editor@intheknowtraveler.com This is an on-going project and we hope to read your fresh perspectives on your favorite country, accommodations,...

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