Since women are not permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia, transportation is always an issue. Many Saudi families that can afford to hire a full-time live-in driver from another country to drive the women of the family around. The women of families that cannot afford to do this must rely on male family members or take taxi cabs, many of which smell like cigarettes or Indian cuisine. The only other form of public transportation is not available for women to use, and that would be busses (I couldn’t tell you what these smell like as I have never been inside one). These busses are used by poorer foreign workers to get to and from work. I don’t believe there are many Saudi men who would ever use these busses.
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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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