I've been talking about it for years. I've been dreaming about it since I was a kid. Dream has become a reality. On April 2 I'm flying from Mumbai to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia via of Saudi Arabia. I wasn't even sure if I was allowed to transit in Saudi without visa, so I called Saudi Airlines in Washington DC from my hotel room skype in Vietnam. They said if my layover was less than 18 hours, no need for visa. I usually don't except advise from commercial entities trying to sell me something, but with further investigation on the internet, my trusty call center friend proved to be right...atleast I hope. The last thing I want is to see the inside of a Saudi holding cell.