These two men are sitting outside a small restaurant on a hot day waiting for customers. The restaurant offers take-out only of fresh large round flat bread, called tameez, and mashed beans, called fool. They also offer spiced sauces, similar to salsa, to go with the fool. The bread is baked over an open flame in the large round oven in the center of the photo.
You would never see women sitting around like this in public in Jeddah. Women do not work in shops like this for one thing and usually don’t even make purchases at shops like these (men do). Women also are not allowed to reveal their legs, like these men are doing, and are only allowed to show their hands and faces in public.
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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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