There are subtleties to any culture that you only notice after the glaring differences fade into normalcy. With time, patterns begin to appear out of the chaos.
For example, when you combine frequent sandstorms and elaborate lattice work, you have to hire three Indonesian guys to clean the acres of intricate woodwork:
One of the most well-known facts about Saudi Arabia is that alcohol is illegal. However, I suspect there may be a little home-brewing going on, evidenced by the pallets of grape juice for sale at the local grocery store:
Now I know why everyone drives SUVs with so much cargo space…
Stay tuned, at this rate I’ll have time to learn 999 more things about Saudi culture before global warming turns my villa into a beach-front paradise… only without the margaritas.