Incense is very popular here in Saudi Arabia. Many malls and businesses have oversized incense burners like this one in the common areas of the building. Usually there is a smaller incense burner placed on top of it where the incense is actually burned. Many people will stop as they as are walking by and wave the rich fragrant smoke towards themselves to make their hair and clothing smell good. You can always smell the incense wafting within the store or the mall. I’ve even seen electric burners for incense here. The most desired incense is called Bakhoor. It comes from a tree which is chopped up into small chips and soaked in fragrant oils and spices. The best Bakhoor can be quite expensive but the fragrance is wonderful!
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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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