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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: August 2008
While I was sitting in the car one day waiting for my husband, this old gate decorated with blue wrought iron hearts caught my attention.
Here are some elegant and luxurious yachts parked along the Red Sea shoreline north of Jeddah. In this oil rich country, wealth abounds among successful businessmen and within members of the rather large royal family. This posh area has been developed with stately villas … Continue reading
A typical neighborhood mosque – this one has two minarets with green glass windows. Most mosques here have minarets with green glass or green lights which make them highly visible, although some are lit up in white or possibly another … Continue reading
In the food court section of The Red Sea Mall, one of Jeddah’s newest and spectacular malls, is a Cheesecake Factory offering a limited menu of drinks and desserts. The cheesecake is just like the Cheesecake Factorys that I am familiar with in … Continue reading
Called “Khella” in the Middle East, the proper name of this plant is Ammi Visnaga. In appearance, Khella resembles another member of its family, Queen Anne’s Lace. Native to the Meditteranean region and the Nile Delta, Khella was found to cure … Continue reading
Water sports are popular in Saudi Arabia, especially in Jeddah which is situated right on the Red Sea. Unfortunately women rarely participate in any water sports when out in public, and if they do, they must be modestly covered from head … Continue reading
Every Saudi is born a Muslim. Islam is the only religion permitted in the Kingdom. Therefore, religion permeates this society on every level of daily life, like conversation, business … and advertising. This banner style ad for a mobile phone company hangs … Continue reading
As we sailed the Red Sea past this charming thatch hut beach resort north of Jeddah, I was reminded of similar looking establishments I have seen in Tahiti and Fiji. The structures appear to have a modern edge to them. Maybe I’ll be … Continue reading
Many of the homes in Jeddah sport wrought iron gates and windows for privacy and security. In this business section of town, wrought iron vendors sell their wares. Similar businesses are grouped together for blocks on end to make it … Continue reading