Judy and Tony Eastham lived and worked in The Kingdom before returning to Canada after a 16 year hiatus (the previous 13 in Hong Kong).
The second largest industry in Saudi Arabia is tourism and you could say that mass tourism was invented there – given the 1,400 year history of the pilgrimage to Mecca. And yet, until recently, only Muslims could obtain a tourist visa. This has lent the country an air of mystery and intrigue and resulted in some slightly biased accounts of life in The Kingdom.
Through slides and video, Tony & Judy tried to dispel a few of the myths, affirm some well-known facts and provide some insight into the history and rugged beauty of the land they called home for three years.