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: June 2008
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 … Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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
This is the diet section of a small supermarket in Jeddah. It includes low fat products and sugar substitutes.
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.
This minimalist modern resort lobby setting is located just outside of Jeddah. It overlooks one of the beautiful pools of the resort, where western women can dress normally, without covering their hair or wearing the abaya.
I was fortunate to catch this gorgeous sunset at an “estraha,” (a country home), outside of Jeddah.
This guy is cleaning carpets with a spray hose in a big walled-in outdoor lot which serves as a carpet cleaning establishment. The dripping carpets are hung in the open air to dry under the warmth of the sun.