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  • The road is not bumpy until..you find a bump :-P
    The road is not bumpy until..you find a...
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  • Could it be this mosque ?
    Could it be this mosque ?
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  • Old arabian coffe pot displayed in the Cafe
    Old arabian coffe pot displayed in the...
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    The journey from Dammam to Al Hassa Oasis

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    The trademark of Saudi Arabia

    Its also located in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia and approximately 150km south of Ad -Dammam. Left and right of the highway ...you see things like this ...ya camel ...and they are really cool ...grazing happily by the busy highway ....well besides being a perfect transportation for the Arabs for ages ...they also provide a source of meat for them ....

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    Higher ground....

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    The rock ?

    Along the journey to Al Hasa / Al Hofuf ..you will see small limestonesformation on the right side of the road ...something that you dont see very often in city like Dammam/Khubar or Dhahran ....but wait till you see the limetstone hill and cave called Jebel Qara ( Qara hill ) and Ghar Hashshab cave .....so follow me to this cave ...the photos are uploaded in a choronological order so Vts can actually journey with me ....everything I see and hear ...you are with me ...

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    Stopover at Ran Zaman cafe

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    Old arabian coffe pot displayed in the Cafe

    well after a few hours journey ...you would want to pull over and freshen up and take a sip of coffee ...and lucky us ..we found this cool cafe ....the interior is decorated with old cooking utensils , old arabic coffee pot ( see the pic ) , an old pump ( for traditional stove ) and guns as well ....

    whats more when you can have a cup of French coffee with nuts ....

    The cafe also sells Shawamar (roast chicken or beef with french fries, mayonise and a sprinkle of cabbage ) suprisingly , Arabian sandwich which normally cost SR 3 only . I am so hungry just thinking of it ....

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    A beautiful mosque in Al Hassa

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    Could it be this mosque ?

    Well I saw this mosque on my way to Jebel Qara ..just managed to snap its picture from afar ...its very elegant and grand for a small place like al Hasa ..there is a story that the Black Stone ( brought to earth by Angel Gabriel ) in the Holy Kaaba was stolen and placed in a mosque in Al Hasa for 22 years ...could this be the one ? But since I am racing against time ..sun is setting soon and I have another 20 km journey or so to reach the place ..I have no choice but to abandon the mosque with a heavy heart ...

    thanks to my Olympus Camedia 750 baby with 10 Optical zoom , I managed to get a up close personal view of this mosque ...

    wonder what is the name of this mosque ....

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    The road ....

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    The road is not bumpy until..you find a bump :-P

    The highway to Al Hasa is a smooth one , but 30 kilometres to Jebel Qara is really gonna torture you vehicle , so if possible drive a 4 wheel drive or something for rough terrain. Nevertheless , normal cars can still go there but just becareful of the potholes and drive slower ( start your journey early )

    Along the road you can see lots of high voltage cables ..it actually looks like work of art to me ...well after all " everything has its beauty , but not everyone sees it " huh ?

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    Look what you see ..Jebel Qara at night

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    I was speechless ....

    when I came out of the cave around 6 pm ...the sky is already dark ..I was a little worry as the path is not really a smooth one ..but all that dissappear the moment I step out and look at the limestones at night ...gosh ..it looks like Stonehenge..or perhaps more captivating ....with the back drop dark blue sky ......for a second I was actually thinking that I am taking pictures of an alien landscape in MARS ...thats what happens whan I let my imagination run wild ...

    whatever my mind is trying to tell ..one thing for sure is that ...its just so out of the world !

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    Inside the cave ....its very cold ....

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    layers of limestones ...

    Once you enter the cave ..you feel dwarfed by the tall wall of the cave ...the pathway is not wide ...at times only one person can walk at time...every turn is a new scene ...but each one is as beautiful as the other ....its just amazing to look at how nature and perhaps man carved this cave ....

    and thelight is sometimes green ...supposed to give you an eerie sense ...but it wasnt there somehow ..just breathtaking view ....

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    The entrance of the cave ....

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    the truth is in there ...

    Many local people visit this cave especially during summer becoz the cave provides a cool shelter ....soem even brought along camping gear or mat for a picnic inside the cave . When you look at the cave ...its like something is pulling you to go inside....beware coz the floor of the cave can be slippery due to fine sands ....me for instance almost fall down becoz I was to caught up with taking pictures ....I was speechless when I stood infront of the cave ...

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    A simple mosque which caught my attention

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    just a simple mosque ...

    Not only will intricate or elaborate structure mesmerised me ...sometimes simple things can captivate me ...beauty in simplicity ? ....after all its how we look at it and its " the mind that maketh the difference " .....

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    The towering limestone of Jebel Qara

    by kenyneo Updated Apr 17, 2004

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    magnificient limetones

    greets us when we set our foot there ....what did you see ? did you see the faces of the presidents ? its is believed that this place was walked by several prophets long before time .....shall we follow their trail ? Let go ....

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    The wall of Ran Zaman

    by kenyneo Written Feb 28, 2004

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    For decor or for robber ?

    rifle as decoration ? gosh ..the owner sure has got a cool sense of taste ....the wall paper are mimic the surface of ruins ...

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    Dates everywhere ...but where is the calender ?

    by kenyneo Updated Mar 8, 2004
    Al Hassa is also famous for its dates

    Well al Hasa is said to be major produres of dates for the Eastern region , well with so many dates tree around ...I can argue much about it !

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