The open plaza between two hotels bordering The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah is busy with activity as vendors set up shop in the middle of the area. The regular shops on the right are still closed for the prayers. Women in Saudi Arabia wear the long black cloak (called abaya) and usually a black scarf to cover their hair, although some women from other countries can wear brighter colors as long as the only parts of them that show are their faces and hands. Men usually wear the long white dress (called thobe) or else they can wear whatever they want. Children wear whatever their mamas dress them in (and most of the kids I’ve seen here are rather trendy and very stylish!) The building in the background is part of The Prophet’s Mosque.
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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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