Thanks to our readers for tipping us off to last night's amazing episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In the episode, Bourdain travels to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to meet with Danya Alhamrani, a fan who basically challenged him to visit her country and still think ill of it. What follows is a look at Saudi Arabia unlike anything we’re used to seeing on the news. Danya and Tony are both sarcastic yet respectful, which allows them to take a deeper look at the differences and similarities between Arab and Western culture... without getting preachy or boring. Case in point, the clip above, in which the two discuss the treatment of Saudi women over dinner in a fast-food restaurant. Both producers for the episode were women, and they have written an equally interesting blog post about what it was like to film while wearing an abbaya and observing Saudi customs. The entire episode is available on iTunes, and will be rerun next Monday night on the Travel Channel.


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