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Forum: Middle East
Sep 20th 2015, 7:46 am
Replies: 159
Views: 55,106
Posted By Bitzer

Re: If you need advice on moving to Saudi Arabia....

Buraidah is fine. Dull, but fine. Yes it's more conservative but being mindful of the local culture makes for an easy time. LaPalma is pretty well kitted out and has a lot of expats, most in...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 26th 2015, 10:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bitzer

Re: Anyone have Skype connection issues?

Try Vsee (vsee.com). It's designed for remote and bad connections.

I have a dodgy connection here in the middle of KSA and I can put Skype and Vsee up at the same time and compare quality - while...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 27th 2013, 12:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Bitzer

Re: Diplomatic Quarter - Saudi

3/4 bed villas start at about SR110k. The Sudanese chap in the management office claims he is deeply regretful that there are absolutely no villas available, however he does gently suggest that about...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2012, 5:45 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bitzer

Re: DQ Riyadh - supermarket whereabouts?

Great info; thanks v much - time for the Gigantic Move-In First Shop which generally has me coming home with 4 kinds of mustard and never-to-be-used kitchen equipment.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2012, 11:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bitzer

Re: DQ Riyadh - supermarket whereabouts?

Bingo - great link mate - thanks v much.

I hear the western escarpment area has great sunset views too. Time to get in shape methinks. Well at least talk about.

Thanks again for the info.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2012, 11:21 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bitzer

Re: DQ Riyadh - supermarket whereabouts?

That's on my to-do list for the w/e; scope out biking trails although in the short term I'm going to find a road/hybrid bike to get back into m/b shape.

Preferably a comfortable hybrid number for...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2012, 10:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bitzer

Re: DQ Riyadh - supermarket whereabouts?

Yep, not a snowflake's chance in hell of chance of walking outside of the DQ, but rather inside.

Found a min mart on that big square opposite the Danish embassy.

Thx for the tips regardless...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 26th 2012, 12:50 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bitzer

DQ Riyadh - supermarket whereabouts?

Moving into a villa in the DQ tonight - not far from Circle 1, behind the Guinea embassy.

So the question I'm posing here to the good folk on BE - does anyone know if/where there's a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 16th 2012, 12:42 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,440
Posted By Bitzer

Re: My first visit to Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop......

Used to live in Paddo in Sydney around the corner from the original Jones The Grocer which is universally known locally as Jones The Robber.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 10th 2012, 5:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,480
Posted By Bitzer

Re: New Member from Northern Ireland in Riyadh

Tim,

In a slightly different scenario but recently had to secure accommodation fast myself. There is recent chatter on expat-blog about Noura Compound that is a 'semi' compound whatever that means...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 26th 2012, 2:39 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 24,662
Posted By Bitzer

Re: Ashghal - Qatar

To paraphrase an ageing line, "Arguing online is like the Special Olympics - even if you win, you're still retarded"

BE has been an invaluable resource with my relo to the GCC and has probably...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 23rd 2012, 1:32 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Bitzer

Re: Brilliant

Lewis: Can that chubby boy handle himself?
Ed: Bobby? He's rather well thought of in his field, Lewis.
Lewis: Insurance? I never been insured in my life. There's no risk
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 23rd 2012, 1:30 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Bitzer

Re: Brilliant

Beautifully said.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 23rd 2012, 1:47 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Bitzer

Re: Brilliant

My wife is American and will happily shoot me and make me eat my balls if pushed.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 12th 2012, 5:53 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,105
Posted By Bitzer

Re: Tonight in Riyadh...24th November

Oh dear, I'm arriving in Riyadh at month's end for a stint; was sort of hoping to take a break from the temptation of the sauce.
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