tourism

Stop Being So D*mn Selfish and Disrespectful – Photography Article

What does it take to push a farmer to this point? The point where, fed up of thousands of disrespectful photographers, wannabe “influencers” and narcissistic tourists, they feel the only way to get them to stop damaging their business and property, is to damage those people’s photographs? I guess those visiting the lavender fields of Valensole, Provence, in the south of France, just found out. I write this, obviously, with a slight tinge of irony – after all, I am…

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The charming Passages of Paris – Photobook Photography Article

The secret passages of Paris are sometimes forgotten but they were once very important before the grands magasins (Like La Fayette & Printemps) take over. Built in the 1800’, they were good places for elites to escape the rain, darkness of the night and muddy streets. Those hidden passages were either dug through existing building or created as the buildings were constructed. Nowadays they are mostly used for toy stores and book shops. It’s such a pity that commercial malls…

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Saudi Tourism and Economy | Blue Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

Here’s an article I wrote about Saudi Tourism and the Economy for Internationale Politik magazine, the magazine for DGAP (Deutsche Gesellshaft fur Auswärtige Politik), German Society on Foreign Relations. IP is Germany’s leading foreign policy magazine that covers contemporary subjects from around the world. Their 03/2018 issue is about the Gulf States and the economy, and can be read online here: Wirtshaft Golfstaaten My Article “Ab in Die Wuste” can be found here. ( please note that it’s a premium content…

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Weekend Staycation in Jeddah-Why You Should Visit Jeddah! | Blue Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

Jeddah is just an 1,5 hour flight away from Riyadh making it the ideal weekend getaway destination in Saudi Arabia with all the cool things to do in Jeddah. Sometimes we don’t have to travel far or abroad for a relaxing weekend getaway! Saudi Arabia offers many great destinations for families to choose for a staycation. Jeddah has always been a favorite staycation destination of mine in Saudi Arabia because it offers so many fun activities. There are so many…

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Hegra Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia | blueabaya.com – Photobook Photography Article

Mysterious, remote and undiscovered, Madain Saleh is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Arabian Peninsula. The historic name of Mada’in Saleh is Hegra, or al-Hijr in Arabic. Madain Saleh is located in Al Ula, in the Hijaz region of western Saudi Arabia, some 300 kms north of Medina and 500 kms south-east of its sister city, Petra in Jordan. In this comprehensive guide you can read in detail about Madain Saleh’s history, learn in depth knowledge about…

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Saudi Souvenirs: Magic Kingdom 2018 Wall Calendars – Photobook Photography Article

Some of you may already know that I’ve been making Saudi souvenirs as wall calendars for several years now, five consecutive years in fact! I love compiling and designing the calendars using imagery from my travels around Saudi Arabia, despite it being a huge hassle every year to produce and print them. The hardest part is choosing ONLY 12 beautiful places in Saudi Arabia (from hundreds of options) and then from those 12 locations, having to select just one or…

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Janadriyah Festival Guide | Blue Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

The Janadriyah festival in Riyadh is an annually held cultural heritage festival of Saudi Arabia THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR 2018 / 2019 schedules and visiting days for men and families. The biggest cultural event of Saudi Arabia, the Janadriyah Cultural heritage festival is just around the corner! In this Blue Abaya guide you will find everything you need to know to attend the most important national festival for culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia. In this Janadriyah festival guide you’ll find Janadriyah…

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