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.
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Monthly Archives: March 2010
Many small businesses here conduct their business out on the streets, drumming up business, negotiating on the price, etc. This man who is wearing the traditional clothing of Saudi men is waiting for customers in an area of the city … Continue reading
This is a huge new modern building that has been built since I arrived here in Jeddah two years ago. The building’s design is a gracefully curvy and I love that the reflective blue glass is practically the only visible … Continue reading
We seem to drive by this building frequently, and I always try to snap a decent photo from inside the car as we zoom by. I have posted this building before, but I think this is the best shot I … Continue reading
I just thought you might be interested to see how some typical American products are packaged for sale in Saudi Arabia. Written in both Arabic and English, the product name, description, and directions (below) are clearly marked. We have bought … Continue reading
As in many places around the world, many businesses here are locked up by garage doors or collapsible wrought iron gates such as this when they are closed. I just liked the look of the painted wrought iron design of … Continue reading
As far as I understand, Barbies are banned from being sold here – so I don’t understand why it’s okay to sell this cheap imitation Barbie-look-alike doll. She’s wearing a strapless dress with lots of skin showing and has the … Continue reading
This is a very typical looking shop here in Jeddah. Many are small and very crowded and cluttered with merchandise.
This sign is for a shop that sells only honey.
One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading