About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: March 2008
The whole lamb was cut into only 5 pieces for roasting in a special oven pit built in the ground. The meat was rubbed with spices and hung by a rod in the pit, then covered and cooked to perfection … Continue reading
There are many hookah shops in Jeddah. Hookahs are water pipes that are smoked either in the home or in men’s only cafes. The tobaccos that are used in hookahs are very moist and many are flavored with various fruits … Continue reading
Doritos chips in a grocery store in the latest flavors – notice the Arabic writing under the English writing. Click on photo to enlarge image.
Many typical homes in Arabia have beautiful ceilings and lighting. Elegant chandeliers like these grace most rooms in the home except the kitchens and bathrooms. Many homes have trayed ceilings with gorgeous chandeliers and accented with medallions, indirect lighting hidden in … Continue reading
Inside the front door in the foyer of many Middle Eastern homes is a large mirror paired with a table stocked with various useful and hospitable items for guests to use when they enter. This welcome table offers a hairbrush and … Continue reading
This hors d’oerve is called Kubbah. It is a deep fried batter dipped meatball and it’s delicious! Click on photo to enlarge image.
These Birds of Paradise flourish indoors by a large window of a local Jeddah restaurant. Click on photo to enlarge image.
Created by Spanish artist Joan Miro, this bronze sculpture which is at home along the Corniche with the Red Sea as its backdrop is a surreal piece of art. Miro was known for having a playful approach which came out … Continue reading
Special garb is worn by men who make the religious pilgrimage to Mecca, called Hajj. It consists of two large pieces of seamless white fabric which is wrapped around the body. In addition, each male pilgrim shaves his head, cuts his nails, … Continue reading