Monthly Archives: June 2008

Desert Dwellers

Just a few miles outside of the city of Jeddah, I snapped this photo as we drove by on the highway.  A small community of tents which are home to desert dwellers called Bedouins were set up here during the cooler winter … Continue reading

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Fill ‘er Up!

This modern gas station in Jeddah is typical of the newer stations here – sparkling clean, totally tiled surfaces, and full service.  Coming from America where we got used to pumping our own gas, my husband seems to enjoy just … Continue reading

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What to Wear?

This shop is similar to droves of fancy dress shops in Jeddah.  Women dress to impress when they go to weddings here, and these elegant Academy Award type dresses are typical of what is worn to these affairs.   (Click on … Continue reading

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Fresh Vegetable Market

A luscious display of fresh vegetables at the Jeddah Outdoor Fruit and Vegetable Market. Bulk vegetables are available at very reasonable prices compared to the USA. Click on photo to enlarge image.

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Flat Bread

This beautiful and yummy flat bread is typical of this region.  Each country has its own different spin on flat breads.  This kind is sprinkled with black sesame seeds and is about 14 inches across.  I like to eat it … Continue reading

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Diet Section

This is the diet section of a small supermarket in Jeddah.  It includes low fat products and sugar substitutes.  (Click on photo to enlarge image.)

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Danube in Arabia

This ultra modern supermarket called Danube is a popular upscale grocery store chain in Jeddah.  It boasts a wonderful bakery department with freshly made pastries and breads, meat department, and many imported items.  (Cick on photo to enlarge image)

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