Monthly Archives: May 2008

This Way to Makkah

Familiar green and white traffic signs above a busy downtown Jeddah street mark the way to Makkah in both English and Arabic. Visual symbols also help to identify which route to take to the airport or the seaport. (Click on … Continue reading

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Fly the Friendly Skies…

Saudia Airlines advertises all around the city of Jeddah using these enormous gorgeous billboards. Honestly, they are the biggest billboards I have ever seen. The photos used in the ads don’t necessarily have anything to do with flying, but are … Continue reading

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Drink and Desserts

A luscious chilled minty lemonade drink goes fabulously with these gorgeous desserts in a beautiful Jeddah mall food court area, complete with pools of water and fountains. Strawberry cheesecake, triple chocolate cake, and Tiramisu – they were ALL delicious!

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Moroccan Pottery

Colorful pottery serving dishes from Morocco are sold in a Jeddah mall. They are so pretty that many people just display them instead of actually using them. (Click on photo to enlarge image)

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Pizza Delivery

This Dominos Pizza delivery car picks up pizzas at its base and then rushes around the city streets of Jeddah trying to deliver hot pizza to customers. In my opinion, most of the fast food here in Jeddah seems to … Continue reading

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Quaker Sign

This Quaker sign in both English and Arabia sits atop a building amid the skyscrapers in downtown Jeddah. (Click on photo to enlarge image)

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Incense Burner

In this scene from a crowded street in Old Jeddah amid colorful storefronts, you can see a man in traditional garb on the left and others in more casual wear to the right. Just up the stairs on the raised … Continue reading

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