Monthly Archives: August 2008

Blue Hearts

While I was sitting in the car one day waiting for my husband, this old gate decorated with blue wrought iron hearts caught my attention. Advertisements

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Here are some elegant and luxurious yachts parked along the Red Sea shoreline north of Jeddah.  In this oil rich country, wealth abounds among successful businessmen and within members of the rather large royal family.  This posh area has been developed with stately villas … Continue reading

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Typical Mosque

A typical neighborhood mosque – this one has two minarets with green glass windows.  Most mosques here have minarets with green glass or green lights which make them highly visible, although some are lit up in white or possibly another … Continue reading

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Cheesecake Factory

In the food court section of The Red Sea Mall, one of Jeddah’s newest and spectacular malls, is a Cheesecake Factory offering a limited menu of drinks and desserts.  The cheesecake is just like the Cheesecake Factorys that I am familiar with in … Continue reading

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Middle East Toothpick Plant

Called “Khella” in the Middle East, the proper name of this plant is Ammi Visnaga.  In appearance, Khella resembles another member of its family, Queen Anne’s Lace.  Native to the Meditteranean region and the Nile Delta, Khella was found to cure … Continue reading

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Jet Skiers on the Red Sea

Water sports are popular in Saudi Arabia, especially in Jeddah which is situated right on the Red Sea.  Unfortunately women rarely participate in any water sports when out in public, and if they do, they must be modestly covered from head … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Ad

Every Saudi is born a Muslim.  Islam is the only religion permitted in the Kingdom.  Therefore, religion permeates this society on every level of daily life, like conversation, business … and advertising.  This banner style ad for a mobile phone company hangs … Continue reading

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