Most of the laborious jobs in Saudi Arabia are held by foreign workers who come from very poor countries. They are able to make – what’s to them – a decent wage and send money home to support their families. This creative melon vendor sells his enormous watermelons from a cart out on the street in the blazing sun. What to do? Construct a sun shield out of a cardboard box. We bought one of his sweet juicy melons for 15 Saudi riyals (about $3 US). My husband then asked him, “How much for the hat?” “50 riyals!” the melon vendor replied. Ever the bargain hunter, my husband asked, “Will you take 45?”
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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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