This is a typical scene in a sparsely populated area in the outskirts of the city of Jeddah. With a few buildings and palm trees of varying heights in the background, several white tents and lots of trash are visible in the foreground. The nomadic tribal people who still live in tents in Saudi Arabia are called Bedouins. They are diminishing in numbers as more and more settle into the cities into permanent digs. Trash tends to be a problem in all areas of the city, even though thousands of street cleaners from other poorer countries are employed to clean up the trash. The thing is that littering is a huge problem because they know that there are all these workers hired to clean up after them – it’s a vicious cycle, and not a very pretty one either.
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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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