Sex and Sidiki: A Survival Guide To Saudi
Sex and Sidiki, a survival guide to Saudi centers on my first four years in Jeddah, the Pearl of the Red Sea and one of beautiful world cities. A later book will carry on around the Kingdom. More
Sidiki, the alcoholic moonshine we drank in Saudi, sex outside of marriage, drugs, dating, parties or any gathering of single men and women is illegal and forbidden under Sharia Law in Saudi Arabia. Getting caught means Jail, deportation and even flogging; a good old medieval custom like beheading and stoning of women, still practiced and legal under Sharia law.
That doesn’t stop most expatriates including myself from breaking the laws and hoping not to get caught. I lived this impending doom life for over twenty years while I worked hard, had a great career and lived all over the Kingdom. I walked all over Saudi covered up in a black abaya but never covered my hair. I worked in remote mountain cities and was imbedded in the culture during my love affair with a Saudi.
This book is about Islam, Moslem’s, Sharia Law, the Sunni Shia schism, Royals, Western expatriate social life (mostly illegal), expatriate work life( staid and legal), the beauty of Jeddah with its sculptures and cornice, wild R and R trips to Greece or Cyprus for pork and booze, Ramadan fun, Hajj rituals, Women protected or abused,(both), genital mutilation, Lavish weddings. I spent years Partying with Saudi women on Thursday nights and kept my nurse indoors when they stoned a women for adultery in Baha. I was there for Two Gulf wars and weigh in the insanity of Isil, Boko Haram and Osama bin laden, Saudis erstwhile favorite terrorist
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