I posted a similar photo several months ago, but I think these shots give a much better idea of this activity. In every part of Jeddah, there are hundreds of individuals who have taken up spots along the streets and the service roads who do a brisk business washing cars. They usually have a chair and a few buckets of water (some sudsy and some clean) and a rag or big sponge. First they wash with the sudsy water. Next they throw a bucket of water on to rinse and then they towel dry the vehicle. In the hot summer months, they wait until later in the day to work. You can see them washing cars in total darkness. They seem to do a pretty good business. I don’t know how much they charge, but I’m sure it’s quite reasonable. I can’t vouch for the quality of the job either. I would think a day time wash might be a little bit better job though!
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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 and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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