Traveling in Saudi Arabia (part 2)

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Traveling in Saudi Arabia (part 2)

The second day spent in the capital. About the first day is available here

Dawn!

Traveling in Saudi Arabia (part 2)

Let's see how they live and the people of Saudi Arabia? It is believed that here at birth each give almost a million dollars. This is certainly not the case. Children do not give money, only benefits, for example, if a woman's husband died, and then a small, $ 500 for a family.

Stependiya also $ 500. Of the bonuses for students - the state pays you to study at any university in the world. Most leave to study in the States, even Japan popular. Just learn.

And similar for unemployment benefits, $ 500, and pay him only the first year. That is, sit back a lifetime will not work. The pension for those who have worked in the civil service and pay $ 2,500 or its start in 20 years or 60 years to achieve.

The average salary of $ 2,000, but there are many of those who receive very little. In the army, pay 5-10 thousand, but certainly not for the ordinary soldiers.

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Housing and land is very expensive and most people it takes. It's funny that in the center of the city live in the mainly poor people, there are apartments nedorgo. If possible, people will buy a separate house. In a nice neighborhood house can cost up to $ 10 million.

Yesterday I talked about the riots of migrant workers. Learn More. Now the government has decided to restore order. For many years, migrant workers working without permits, corruption flourished, there were many illegal immigrants. Only now officially in the country 30% of the population - Gaster. Just want to make it work local. Traditionally, all the dirty work done here visiting. Now we set a quota that, for example, in a restaurant should be a certain percentage of the waiters residents. Many schools begin to close as spoiled Saudis will not work for nothing, as the Filipinos or Indians.

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On the roof of my hotel has an observation deck, called "Heavenly Bridge," is 300 meters. The guard downstairs immediately warns that you can not take pictures with her. And why an observation, if you can not take pictures with it?

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View offer good, better than my room.

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Of course, all photographed

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By the way, there is no revolt. Rallies in Saudi Arabia banned the Interior Ministry since the beginning of March 2011 on the grounds that demonstrations and processions are contrary to Sharia. At the same time the police got the right to use any means to suppress illegal meetings.

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By the way, before the weekend in Saudi Arabia were Thursday, Friday, and now changed to Friday-Saturday, as in other Arab countries. And that was quite uncomfortable.

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Sometimes, in Saudi Arabia there are sandstorms. I myself have never seen this phenomenon, I can only judge by the photos and videos. Here, for example, the standard view from the observation ...

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But there is a wave of sand. Horror. Terribly beautiful.

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And it builds a new financial center named after King Abdullah.

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On the renderers all looks nice

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In a life like this. Interesting skyscraper in coloring zebra. It would be necessary to make a number of even leopard. Right monorail station. I do not understand why do here stupid monorail? Why not let the tram?

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On the other side is much worse. Well, what is it?

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But the construction seems to be an interesting skyscraper. I wonder what would happen.

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Contemporary Art.

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Zaehal see Women's University. Ogramnaya territory between campuses laid monorail.

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University Mosque.

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99% of adult men wear white shirts long dishdashas (or more correctly robe?). In children, the percentage is smaller.

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In general, it is convenient, when all the same clothes. No need to spend a lot of money on clothes, no one pays attention, that you go to the same, no need to choose something.

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robe, slippers and ready

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In the cold over dishdashas put Bishtov - cloak of camel's hair, but here, too, the choice is not great.

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Although it is possible and shikanut

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The traditional headdress Guthrie.

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The Arabs are susceptible to fashion brands. All scarves, which are likely sewn in India or China, be sure to have a recognizable brand and an inscription that they are made in England. It is believed that the best shawls made by the British.

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In the background are the traditional Saudi kettles.

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Interior shop

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Someone built a palace.

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The Russian embassy. Near the embassy is sleeping in a car some security officer. Before I had time to go out, he ran out of hiding and began yelling something about the photo. Apparently, he thought that I had sfotkal, even though I did not include a camera. I had to hide in the walls of his native embassies. The embassy asked why I came, and to learn that special cases I do not have kicked, even tea not having treated. Advised with the camera on the street not to go. The other day caught the tourists who photographed the building of the local Ministry of Internal Affairs, was held for two days in prison and expelled from the country. Riyadh general all very nervous, then the king lives, no freedom of photography.

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Panorama Riyadh. I left my hotel, part-Royal Center, where I was filming the beginning of Lent.

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All are actively being built.

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Traffic cameras are at intersections and protected from reckless pillars.

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Protection of the museum in the old town.

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In the historic center of Riyadh is a fortress, which is a museum. All a remake, but it has done well.

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By the way of pedestrian infrastructure.

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Riyadh - the city of the winning car. Look at all the space given over to machines. You want to live in a city?

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I will now this picture frighten children.

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Well, a couple of words about the architecture. If you think that the worse can not be, just take a look around the corner and there is sure to be something like this: