Plus, now it turns out you can't even get away from the hurricanes in the Persian Gulf.
You know, I have to honestly say that there was a time I would have given anything to visit there. When I was a child, the Black Stallion books were an obsession for me. Then the movie came out and I went all nutty about it. Not only did I want to visit Saudi Arabia, I also desperately wanted to own a sword.
Admittedly, my obsession has since been quashed, as I am not nearly so keen on visiting totalitarian societies. Not that I really do any of the things that they restrict, I just have real issues with the notion of repression.