Monthly Archives: September 2009

Yummy!

These are gorgeous looking desserts sold in a little sweets shop in Jeddah. Mmmmm, yummy!

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My World: Sweets Shop

An attractive, clean and modern looking sweets shop is decorated with the Ramadan fabric on pillars outside the business. I also like the big yellow business sign above. The store sells chocolates, nuts and dates, all very popular treats during … Continue reading

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Tea at Night

These two men were sitting outside a bedding shop. They each have a mug of tea, a very popular drink here in Saudi Arabia. Note the thermos on the ground, ready for refills. These men look as though they are … Continue reading

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Just Sitting Around

This is another example of how much product is moved outside each day to attract customers at a store here in Jeddah. This shop sells mainly bedding and luggage. It’s not unusual to see men sitting and talking outside the … Continue reading

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Respite

During Ramadan, the month during the year when Muslims fast during the day, restaurants in Saudi Arabia are mostly closed during the daytime. Carry-out restaurants experience a huge surge in business in the late afternoon, an hour or two before … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Street at Dusk

So many days here there are no clouds in the sky – so I was particularly happy to get this cloud-filled sky. I love the way the sky is still light but the street lights are illuminated. To fly MORE … Continue reading

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Kid’s Toy Store

That’s a lot of product to move inside and outside of the shop every day. Many small businesses here exhibit a lot of their wares outside the store to attract customers. I’m sure this bright and colorful display attracts many … Continue reading

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