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: May 2009
I love photos taken at this time of the evening, when there is still a bit of light and the sky almost seems to be lit up in various colors. I have always been intrigued by the moon and its … Continue reading
I enjoy posting images of normal things that people around the world may not necessarily expect to see in a strict Islamic country like Saudi Arabia. While there are many times I may feel that having fun here seems to … Continue reading
The safety of foreigners here in Saudi Arabia has been a priority since the American Consulate in Jeddah was attacked several years ago. Residential compounds, where many foreign workers are housed, especially have tightened security measures. Armed guards, security check … Continue reading
In the mountains of Taif, Saudi Arabia, we stopped at this Egyptian man’s road side stand, where he sold fresh fruits and vegetables, and freshly roasted corn. He had quite a fire going on his makeshift roaster. Some of the … Continue reading
This is another example of a man’s beard that has been hennaed and is fading as it grows out. You can see the gray hair of the beard closer to the face at the roots. The man wears the very … Continue reading
This is a pretty common sight here in Saudi Arabia. Men hanging out all over the place on the streets, and rarely a woman in sight, except if you go to the malls or supermarkets. Many times when I accompany … Continue reading
Strict censorship is alive and well here in Saudi Arabia. Morality of the citizens here is of the utmost importance and measures are in place to ensure that people behave impeccably, although despite all the enforcement efforts, sometimes people fall … Continue reading