Millions of people from all over the world come to Saudi Arabia every year during the Hajj, the religious pilgrimage that all able-bodied Muslims are required to perform at least once in their lives. Many come from other countries and never leave, in hopes of making a better life for themselves and their families. Since the recent Hajj, I have noticed many African families sitting around on various street corners. This family has a large red carpet spread out on the sidewalk for them to sit on. They are on a busy street in a business section. I personally don’t know their situation, whether they have lodging or a male family member who is looking after them. All the families that I have seen like this have an adult female or two, several children who are well-behaved and quiet, and no male in sight.
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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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