I’ve mentioned before about how highly privacy is regarded here in Saudi Arabia, from small tinted windows in homes to women being covered from head to toe in black. More examples of the extreme measures that are taken for the sake of privacy are wall extensions in the form of huge shields to ensure that no one can see into a neighboring building. These shields are especially common when one of the buildings is a private single family villa where there is generally a small courtyard area where the villa’s occupants might venture outside. Honestly though, two of my sisters-in-laws live in lovely villas with small courtyards, and I have never seen them outside enjoying the weather or getting fresh air. That’s not to say that ALL Saudi women don’t like being outdoors, but I feel I could safely say that MOST Saudi women don’t care to be outside. So these privacy wall extensions seem like a waste of money to me, plus in my humble opinion, they are real eyesores.
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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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