The oldest part of Jeddah is home to some of the best shopping of the city. This is where the souks are and one can find bargains on just about everything from clothing to perfumes to gold jewelry, as well as electronics, incense, and medicinal herbs. The area is called Al-Balad, which in Arabic means the city. Many of the streets in this part of town are wide enough for only one car, since much of the area was built long before cars were invented. Al-Balad’s buildings are an interesting mix of old and new, ancient and modern. Enjoy some of my past posts on Al-Balad: Al-Balad Shops; Old Jeddah at Night; Shopkeeper in Old Jeddah; Sitting around Al-Balad; Electricity in Old Jeddah; Green Rawasheen; Old Souk; Al-Balad Architecture; Old Town Dwelling; Shadows.
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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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