Monthly Archives: August 2009

Baskin Robbins in Arabic

There are many internationally recognised companies with stakes here in Jeddah. This Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream Shop occupies a location in a busy Jeddah mall’s food court area. I love how the font in Arabic seems to mimic … Continue reading

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Space Age Mall

The malls here in Saudi Arabia are amazing, and they just keep building more and more and more. That’s because shopping is one of the few activities that families can do together in public here in this country, although some … Continue reading

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Safe and Sound

In Saudi Arabia, crime is quite low compared to many countries in the world. It may have something to do with the strict religious atmosphere here and also with the fact that punishments are quite severe. For example, if a … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: SunDown

I’m not often out at this time of the day, and as many of you know, many of my shots must be taken from a speeding car, as this shot was. I wish I had a better landscape than some … Continue reading

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Been to “Madird” Lately?

Signs, menus, flyers, advertisements, and just about anything with writing on it here in Saudi Arabia runs the risk of having misspellings. This is a huge wall display inside a mall restaurant. It is part of a large chain called … Continue reading

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For Women Only

This is a sign outside a business that only caters to women. Men are strictly forbidden from entering. It is a combination beauty parlor/internet cafe and it’s located in a local mall here in Jeddah. Many business establishments are for … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Game Show – Saudi Style

A couple of nights before the start of Ramadan, we happened to be at a local mall and noticed that a stage was ready within the mall for some type of entertainment. Later when we walked back by, a type … Continue reading

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