There are many barbershops in Jeddah that are very proud of their Turkish barbers – I don’t know if Turkish barbers are supposed to be better than barbers from other areas of the world – and they have no qualms about making it known loud and clear. I just find it humorous when I read signs like these using my American mentality. Growing up in the American Southwest not too far from Tombstone, that famous Western town of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, a “saloon” to me is a bar, pub, or drinking establishment. So where I might think that the word “salon” would probably be more appropriate, “saloon” is the word of choice here. And of course, for “turkey” I tend to think of that bird we all eat on Thanksgiving. In Arabic, the adjectives come after the nouns, like in Spanish – and just the opposite of English. I just love stuff like this…
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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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