Adventure of Life

Adventure of Life

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Conquering the Great Hidden Valley of Saudi Arabia

Well, this is my second time to visit Hidden Valley (after long 5 years); the first time happened way back 2011, but sad to say, I did not able to blog the experience due to less eagerness in my part and not that much interested doing written documentation since all I wanted, being gullible in a world of heat and sand, (desert as it may pertains) was to see Hidden Valley and experience different activity other than working as an expatriate. So, when my friends decided to go for a trip, I did not hesitate to say YES, I think of, with this adventure, I will be able to replenish the memories, to finally write about Hidden Valley with my own blogsite and (maybe also for all OFW here in Saudi Arabia will be able to discover that Saudi is not just what you see is what it is.)
Hidden valley (expats term) or Wadi Nissa (Arabic Name) is located west side of Riyadh; travel time to reach this destination is about an hour from Riyadh City proper. It is composed of outstanding rock mountain formations and astonishing sand dunes. The attraction to climb the peaks of each rock mountains was one of the reasons why expats visited this place. Location: click for the location GPSMore visitors flocked to the area, establishing a huge interest of trekking or mountain climbing.
Saudi Arabia is a true paradise that is just being rediscovered. 

Hidden Valley have been attracting expatriates mostly OFW for over the years who are also finding themselves drained to life of being expatriates – work, work and work , those that required to get off the crushed path , and wanted to go further and find new ways to celebrate and enjoy life. 
The Road-Silent Hill

Having spent our time eating breakfast, our group was eager to get to best picture before the sun heat scorch in our skin. 
Hidden Valley had a wide range of Table Mountains like the picture above.Just at the beginning of the prized via this magnificent view in Hidden Valley.

In this area, which you can see the full view of Hidden Valley, is unquestionably the most significant and most noteworthy section of this magnificent site. So a panoramic view is a must. Though it might come into sight as if the Rocky Mountains are being indistinguishable, a closer look reveals that they differ in their details. 

Hidden Valley boast immeasurable rock formations that brings so much life and emotions in one picture, so as a hobbyist photographer like me, I could not resist myself taking each and every step during our walk along the trail . Here are the pictures I clicked at Hidden Valley. Definitely will come back again and again.

Another Reason to Love “Ashra-Ashra Saudi Arabia”

If you’ve read any of my past blog post, this article is just an update/additional post regarding my experience about this place, but this time will focus on its photography aspect.

Place: Al Haeer Park in Arabic or Ashra Ashra Park (formerly known as Kamsa Kamsa) from the word Ashra or ten as the entrance fee is Ten Riyals is located at Al Ghania, West Riyadh, an hour trip from Central Riyadh City. This is the best place to enjoy and relax. It becomes a favorite destination of our Kababayans for a family or group hangouts because of its best picnic grounds and beautiful sceneries that so unexpected in Saudi.Many finds it as a way to escape the strict way of living in the city since security in this area is not that strict like in any other place in Saudi. As soon as you enter the place,you can feel the warm welcome of all our kakabayans and the presence of "pagsasaya" like you were in the Philippines (home sweet home).You can see here once more the true smile of a Filipino and rare valuable privacy. You can read the blog here for the detailed description. 

Location: Click here

Here are a bunch of Photos straight from my camera: