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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: March 2008
It’s a Lamb-Bake!
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
Posted in Culture, Food, Hospitality, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Tradition Tagged Jeddah, lamb, living, traditional 2 Comments
How Much is That Hookah in the Window?
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
Posted in Culture, Hospitality, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping, Tradition Tagged hookah, Jeddah, leisure, traditional Leave a comment
Doritos chips in a grocery store in the latest flavors – notice the Arabic writing under the English writing.
Posted in Food, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Americana, Arabic Leave a comment
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
Posted in Buildings, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged home, Jeddah, living 1 Comment
Welcome to Our Home!
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 … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Hospitality, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Tradition Tagged Jeddah, living, traditional 2 Comments
A Taste of Arabia – Kubbah
This hors d’oerve is called Kubbah (also spelled Kibbeh). It is a deep fried batter dipped meatball and it’s delicious!
Posted in Culture, Food, Hospitality, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged living, traditional 2 Comments
Bird of Paradise
These Birds of Paradise flourish indoors by a large window of a local Jeddah restaurant.
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Personage II/Red Sea Bronze
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
Posted in Art, Landmarks, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Sculptures Tagged beach, bronze, Corniche, Jeddah, Red Sea, Sculptures 2 Comments
What to Wear in Mecca
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 … Continue reading
Next Door Neighbor
It is not unusual to see lovely villas here in Jeddah with rubble filled lots right next door. The rubble remains until the owner of the lot develops it, when he clears the rubble, only to transfer it all … Continue reading
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