This tiny shop in the oldest part of Jeddah called Al-Balad (“the town”) is filled to the gills from the floor to the ceiling with a variety of household needs – spices, rice, olive oil, pasta, salt, tea, etc. Every inch of available space is utilized by shelving, bins, and stacking. The shopkeeper is standing in the only way to get into the shop. Shoppers do not enter but instead stand on the outside and tell the shopkeeper what they want and he then gets the items down for them. Shops like these have been in operation for hundreds of years in old Jeddah and continue to thrive, despite competition from new and modern mega-stores.
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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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