Saudi Arabia may be one of the most influential countries in the Middle East, however, it rarely makes anyone's list of holiday destinations. But that's all set to change, as Saudi Arabia is looking towards a new future that focuses on tourism and will be issuing tourist visas beginning in April.
This morning, I left the compound without my husband for the first time. I covered my clothes and skin with a black, floor length cloak, which I'm required by law to wear whenever I'm in public. I have no driver's license or insurance, so I can't go into the city, or to the cafe, or even to the grocery store, unless a man drives me.