Totally gets down to the gritty, needed details. Tells you how it is. Tells you what to look out for, and what to be excited about. Found out a lot of interesting details about Saudi that I didn't know. One or two slightly worrying facts, and a whole host of other useful titbits. Easy read, written by people who've been there, and filled with little information-boxes with anecdotes in. I feel more inspired and excited about going, but also more prepared, and feeling like I have some idea of what to expect. All in all, even with the one or two realistic though negative info points, it's heightened the fascination of Saudi, and made me want to go and experience their culture.