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 points, 24 hour surveillance cameras, long driveways for entering vehicles that are like obstacle courses, and thick sturdy walls topped with barbed wire are some of the measures in place at many of the various compounds. Most of the guards wear military looking khaki green or tan or even camouflaged uniforms and many posts are equipped with machine guns.
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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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