Monday, February 26, 2007
With this entry I officially start my blog on my Saudi Arabia Trip. Already in preparation I have read from James Wynbrandt's A Brief History of Saudi Arabia, particularly the sections on Muhammad's life in the Kingdom and modern, 20th century history. I have also read articles from the Arab Times and National Geographic. I have been listening to the Pimsleur Arabic CDs and can say good morning, please, thank you, and other helpful phrases. I sent in both my passport and Saudi Arabian visa application and am anxiously awaiting the official pass to visit the country. I am in contact with a few other teachers, including past and present participants, and we've discussed our backgrounds, teaching styles, follow-on plans and curiousities about the trip. One month from today I will be starting this journey...and I can't wait! I hope that people will tune in to this blog to hear my perspective on Saudi Arabia.