About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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.
Please be sure to also visit my other blog, SUSIE OF ARABIA (formerly SUSIE'S BIG ADVENTURE), which relates my experiences, thoughts, and observations about living in Saudi Arabia.
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Monthly Archives: March 2010
We got more rain in Jeddah in November and December than we have in the entire two years I have been living here. Cloudy skies and rain just aren’t that common here. I liked seeing these clouds this day… (sigh)
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, Jeddah, weather 3 Comments
Red Sea Jet Ski
The Red Sea is most often a lovely shade of turquoise blue.
Posted in Life, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Jeddah, leisure, Red Sea, water sports 7 Comments
Modern Gas Station
I watched for several months as this brand new gas station was being built. I knew it was going to be an unusual ultra-modern structure. To me, it turned out looking like a real space-age refueling station, and I would … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, Architecture, business, Jeddah, modern, shop, signs 3 Comments
There are many small basic grocery stores like this here in Jeddah that carry a very limited number of products for sale. This one offers fresh meat hanging in the window, a small variety of fresh vegetables and bananas, and … Continue reading
Dried Berries Treat
Sorry I don’t know much about these delectable treats. My sister-in-law offered me some one day at her home and I really loved them. I think they are actually called Golden Raspberries, but I can’t be sure. They have a … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Food, Treats 2 Comments
Just a photo of a type of strip mall here in Jeddah, where one shop in particular caught my eye – “House Baby.” Not only is the name of the shop a tad humorous, but the graphics on the sign … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Arabic, business, Jeddah, shop, signs 5 Comments
Happy Business Vehicle
It’s nice seeing a fun business vehicle like this here in Saudi Arabia. Too many times I feel that actual fun is frowned upon here…
Posted in Art, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, business, signs 3 Comments
Jeddah is full of buildings with interesting architectural designs. Many have lots of tinted reflective glass windows incorporated into the designs. I believe this building is a car dealership.
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Middle East, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, Jeddah, modern 4 Comments
MyWorld: Body Builder Sign
I still don’t understand – why is it okay for a huge sign like this to be on display here in Saudi Arabia, when images of women’s arms, faces, or with other skin showing in magazines or on products are … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, contradictions, Culture, Middle East, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged advertising, business, shop, signs, women 16 Comments
Jamaican Grill in KSA
Here’s something you might not expect to see in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – a Jamaican Grill restaurant. We haven’t eaten there yet, but I wonder how it stacks up to the Jamaican food we were able to enjoy … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Food, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, Jeddah, restaurant, signs 21 Comments