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.
Please be sure to also visit my other blog, SUSIE OF ARABIA (formerly SUSIE'S BIG ADVENTURE), which relates my experiences, thoughts, and observations about living in Saudi Arabia.
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Monthly Archives: October 2008
A pickup truck laden with huge ripe watermelons is parked just off to the side of a very busy road in Jeddah. The vendor rests comfortably in his makeshift little cabana which protects him from the sun’s harsh rays.
Posted in Culture, Food, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, Jeddah 4 Comments
The face of this office building is an entirely different style from the rest of it, which is a sleek modern blue tinted glass structure. Seeing the flower garden sprouting from the unusual shaped rooftop delighted me.
Posted in Buildings, Culture, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, Jeddah 5 Comments
This is an older souk in downtown Jeddah, in stark contrast to the ultra modern enormous glass, steel and marble shopping malls that abound in the city. You can find almost anything you might need here, ranging from clothing for … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping, Tradition Tagged business, Jeddah, souk 4 Comments
The red crescent is the symbol here in Saudi Arabia for a medical facility or hospital, similar to the red cross used in America. I liked the way this evening photo turned out with the prominent red stoplight casting a … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Buildings, Jeddah, medical, Saudi Arabia 9 Comments
Dozens of brightly colored banners flap in the breeze outside a local restaurant in Jeddah. I’m not sure what the Arabic writing on the banners says.
Posted in Culture, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, business, Jeddah 6 Comments
Elaborate Islamic Verse
Another sample of stunning art using Islamic verse written in gorgeous Arabic calligraphy.
Posted in Art, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, Islam, Quran, Religion 7 Comments
This residential bulding is lit up like Las Vegas at night.
Posted in Buildings, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Jeddah 2 Comments
No, You Can’t Have That!
Just what every normal super-hero-loving boy wants – a Batman …. ASHTRAY???? The fact that smoking isn’t good for your health hasn’t really deterred many of the men here in Saudi Arabia from smoking. And it is allowed everywhere, much to … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Ramadan 7 Comments
Fancy Schmancy Incense Burners
Incense can be found in most homes here in Saudi Arabia. Elaborate incense burners like these are very popular. Some are bejewelled, some have mirrors, ande some have medallions or flowers.
Posted in Culture, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping, Tradition Tagged incense, Jeddah 7 Comments
Wall of Guitars
Even though many Muslims believe that music is forbidden by Islam, other interpretations on this issue disagree. This is one of the confusing gray areas of Islam. Here in Saudi Arabia, you don’t ever hear music piped in when you’re … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping, Tradition Tagged business, Islam, Jeddah, Muslim 44 Comments