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.
Please be sure to also visit my other blog, SUSIE'S BIG ADVENTURE, which relates my experiences, thoughts, and observations about living in Saudi Arabia.
Join my Facebook group:
Susie of Arabia.
EMAIL me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tag Archives: traditional
It’s always hard choosing a favorite photo, especially now with digital affording us so many more possibilities to choose from. My pick for my favorite photo that I took in 2010 was this one – a very simple shot taken … Continue reading
There are many small shops like this one here in Jeddah that sell men’s traditional clothing and accessories. These ghutras (all white) and shemaghs (red and white) come in various sizes and designs. The igal (black hoop) worn on top … Continue reading
If you press his hand, he dances to music.
Dates come in many shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Some are quite dry, hard, or chewy, and others are moist, sticky or gooey. There are hundreds of varieties of dates and they are very popular here in Saudi Arabia, eaten … Continue reading
A traditional Saudi dish is shown here and it’s called motabag (pronounced “mut-thuh-bug”). I’m not sure of the spelling. It starts out as a large very piece of thin filo-type dough. The filling can be practically anything from cheese, to … Continue reading
Private villas in Saudi Arabia are almost always completely surrounded by very tall solid walls around the entire property. There is usually at least one large gate big enough for a car to enter and another smaller gate for people … Continue reading
This is a very typical street scene in a business section of Jeddah. In this man dominated society, it’s not unusual to just see mostly men only on the streets. One man is walking in the street while talking on … Continue reading
Huge incense burners, like the one in this photo, are a very common sight here in Saudi Arabia. Many businesses place them outside the buildings. It is common to see people stop and wave the smoke toward them. Here is … Continue reading
Underneath those drab black floor length cloaks that all women wear when out in public here in Saudi Arabia lies the latest fashions by the hottest and most expensive designers. Clothing like what is shown in this women’s fancy dress … Continue reading