A traditionally dressed Saudi man hails a cab in the busy city of Jeddah. He wears the long crisp white dress called a “thobe” (which usually has a stiff standup collar) and wears long white pants underneath along with a white t-shirt as well. The long white scarf draped over his head is called “shemagh” and the round black rope holding it in place is called “egal.” I still marvel at seeing men dressed like this conducting daily business – just seems so exotic to me. Notice the fruit stand in the background, located right on the street.
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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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