Texas, Land of Legends

Texas, Land of Legends

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ever since I was a child, I have been hearing stories about how everything in Texas is bigger—the land, the people, the legends, everything. The more time I spend in Texas as an adult, the better I understand how this mystical aura of greatness came to be.

Chicken-Fried Texas

Chicken-Fried Texas

BY Aramco ExPats / /

During a recent 10-week stay in Texas, I found myself more deeply immersed in the food and lore of the Lone Star State than I ever had been before in my many previous trips to the land of oil wells, 10-gallon hats, Longhorn cattle and football, lots of football.

Journey Through an Oceanside Paradise

Journey Through an Oceanside Paradise

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Among the tour options available to attendees to the October HAFLA scheduled for this October is the fabled 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove through Pebble Beach, widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Free Savings Plan Review

Free Savings Plan Review

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

The real unknown of the Savings Plan is how should you allocate your funds and is your portfolio truly diversified in a manner that will best help you reach your future financial goals? That’s why we are offering a FREE Savings Plan Review, at no cost and with no strings attached, that will analyze the existing allocation of your funds!

Where in the World are Aramco ExPats?

Where in the World are Aramco ExPats?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Hello to my fellow Aramco ExPats, Aramcons are a widely-divergent group geographically, culturally, in just about every way there is to be different.

Where in the World Are YOU???

Where in the World Are YOU???

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last week we began a piece on ZeeMaps with the headline, “Where in the World are Aramco Expats?” After one week, and a number of refinements, this new feature is running well and more and more Aramcons are signing on.

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

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.