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.
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Monthly Archives: June 2009
This is part of a water park for kids that is visible above the high wall from the outside on Sultan Street. Women and teenaged girls are of course not allowed to swim, but children and teenaged boys can swim … Continue reading
The medical clinics and hospitals that I have visited here in Saudi Arabia have all been immaculately clean. Many of them are completely tiled on the walls as well as the floors. I have had very good experiences on the … Continue reading
Sometimes the well known chain restaurants or other businesses that are found here in Saudi Arabia might be surprising. Fuddruckers is one I didn’t expect for some reason. The Arabic script above the main entrance translates to Fuddruckers. I’m told … Continue reading
I took this photo of a camel in Taif, Saudi Arabia. I was struck by how well he really seems to blend into the landscape, even with the blanket on his hump. This camel is rented out for rides that … Continue reading
Pretty clouds in the sky accentuate the two mosque toppers caught in this photo. The distinctive crescent moon and the visible loud speakers which broadcast the five daily calls to prayer are typical on many mosques here in the Kingdom. … Continue reading
This is just a typical scene of various shops at night here in Jeddah. Businesses are very well lit at night. Most businesses stay open pretty late because during the day shops must close during prayer times, which cuts into … Continue reading
You don’t see many women out walking here in Jeddah, especially in the hotter summer months. For me it’s just too hot and stifling in the black abaya and head covering. I don’t know how the women do it with … Continue reading
Rain is scarce here in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, so when it does rain, I try to catch photos that I might not otherwise be able to. I liked the reflection this blue and red truck created in the big rain … Continue reading