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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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Tag Archives: transportation
Bikes are a popular mode of transportation for many foreign male workers here in Jeddah – females are not allowed to ride bicycles in public because too much of the female form (her behind) would be visible and prove too … Continue reading
Since women are not permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia, transportation is always an issue. Many Saudi families that can afford to hire a full-time live-in driver from another country to drive the women of the family around. The women … Continue reading
My apologies for the bad shot – but this is a downtown bus station here in Jeddah. It operates busses out of the country to neighboring countries, such as Lebanon and Syria.
This is a very typical street scene here in Jeddah and a good example of what the traffic is like at any given time.
This is a section of an outdoor fresh produce market. You can drive up and just tell the employees what you want. They will bring you your items and you don’t even have to get out of the car.
I am intrigued by the whimsical paintings that decorate the utilitarian water trucks here in Jeddah. I know that this type of painting on vehicles is common in many other Asian countries as well. There are hundreds of these water … Continue reading
I have written quite a bit about the fact that women are not allowed to drive here in Saudi Arabia, while allowing little boys who can’t even see over the steering to drive here seems to be no problem at … Continue reading
Rotato Chips is a brand of chips that has become popular in the Middle East. There are several flavors of potato chips and several flavors of Mexican style corn chips. I think their vans are very eye catching.
This is a typical example of what happens at most red lights here in Jeddah. The car I am in is the first car stopped in our lane at a red light. You can see that there are two vehicles … Continue reading