FORMER Portland couple Richard and Tanya Kot are relishing a different lifestyle after moving to Saudi Arabia.
The couple moved to Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia for Mr Kot’s work a bit over a year ago and are finding it an amazing place to live.
While living in Portland Mr Kot was the president of the Portland and District Cricket Association and played for the South Portland Cricket Club, while Mrs Kot ran the Portland Academy of Dance.
“It’s an amazing place to live and very safe despite all the conflict in the Middle East,” Mrs Kot said.
“It’s not what we expected but we are living in a different country with a different culture so you don’t expect it to be the same as Australia,” Mr Kot said.
With Saudi Arabia being a total Muslim country, Mr and Mrs Kot live in a Western compound with 500 others which is fully equipped with a small shop, gym, pools and much more.
Most Westerners living and working Saudi Arabia live in compounds, allowing them to maintain a similar style of living to which they are used to.
Read more in Monday’s Portland Observer.