I was not there to personally experience the thrill and excitement but I'm happy that Dane got to enjoy his time with his workmates. He was so happy to tell me about the wonderful places they've been to. I wasn't envious but I sure hoped I was there to admire the place with him! Here's 2 of the wonderful places they've been:
1. Red Sand
Red sand is around 80 KM from Riyadh. When there, you can hire a bike to roam the sand dunes and can take some pictures. Riding the ATV & discovering the desert wonders is such an amazing experience for around 30 SAR/hr (that's about PHP 370.49).
This is definitely a wonderful destination for OFWs. I remember Dane told me, "akala ko di ako mag eenjoy dun love, ang saya pala!". He even enjoyed his "semplang moments" with the bike! haha. He also said that the sand was super fine, I told him to take home a bottle of it! haha. Oh, I love that he's able to enjoy this place, check their photos :)
|You don't know how I miss to see your smile and feel your dimples, dude! haha.|
|That's him with his workmates, I think I know most of them by their names. :)|
|Another group photo. Oh, I wish I could teleport! lol.|
|I would love to try these bikes out! I don't care if I fall so many times! haha.|
|Riyadh is such a wonderful place!|
|Be careful, lab! haha.|
If you're like me who thinks that KSA is nothing but sand, alas, we're wrong. Dane and his friends' 2nd stop was in Heet Cave. Ain Heet cave or Dahl Heet is an underground lake, at the face of Mount Al Jubayl in Wadi As Sulay in a small village called Heet in Riyadh.
Heet is about 40km from Riyadh City Center (in the Al Kharj highway) going towards Al Kharj. About 5km from Heet Exit towards east on an off road takes you to this entrance of the cave.
|Heet Cave profile view. Image source: Saudi caves|
Dane told me this place is so nice, but so dangerous. He discribed it as "matarik" (steep) and you have to make sure to watch your steps, one small mistake can cause trouble with all the stones in it. But when you reach the lake, you'll get a dip of the cold and nice water!
|This is Heet Cave's facade. Under that is where the lake is located|
|It does look steep and dangerous!|
|I think I can see the lake already, lol!|
|Groupie! That's him and his work mates|
|It's pretty obvious that brown is the dominant color! haha!|
|Left: Dane and his managers, right: them going down the cave|
|There's the lake! :)|
|I'd love to experience this place! I don't know if I ever will be, though!|