Mark Payne

About Mark Payne

Mark lives and works in Khamis Mushait in the south west of Saudi Arabia. He is trying to make the most of his time there in the culturally rich and quite unknown mountainous Asir region of Saudi Arabia.

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Exploring Saudi Arabia: Tihama and Faifa

Exploring Saudi Arabia: Tihama and Faifa

Down the mountain from the capital of the Asir region, Abha, the sloping landscape and winding roads from as far south as Jizan and almost as far north as Jeddah encompass the lands called Tihama. It’s important historically in the frankincense trade, and culturally for its Tihami flower people. We were driving alongside camels. Hummingbirds(…)