One of the things that bugs me about living here in Saudi Arabia is the seeming unconcern for all the trash everywhere. This is an empty lot in the middle of a developed residential section of Jeddah which is filled with villas and apartment buildings. Empty lots here are routinely used as garbage dumps. Apparently this structure of weather-beaten tarps and a wood frame was originally built to provide shaded parking. There are eyesores such as this all over Jeddah, and although there is a battalion of foreign workers hired to pick up the trash every day, it is a never-ending job since residents continue to litter with the thought that these overworked and underpaid workers will clean up after them. Making it even dirtier here is the fact that rain is so rare, so there is no natural cleansing of the landscape going on either. It’s strange that a country with so much money can be so filthy, and what’s even more ironic is that Saudi homes are spic and span – but this is probably because most Saudi women have maids.
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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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