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.
Please be sure to also visit my other blog, SUSIE OF ARABIA (formerly SUSIE'S BIG ADVENTURE), which relates my experiences, thoughts, and observations about living in Saudi Arabia.
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Monthly Archives: January 2011
A common scene in Jeddah of workers sitting in whatever available shade they can find.
Posted in Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged workers 4 Comments
This is another dining area of the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah, which I featured yesterday and the day before that.
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, Jeddah, restaurant 5 Comments
The interior of the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah feels like you are a guest in your best friend’s living room. It is comfortable, relaxing, and informal, with Old World charm and beautiful Middle Eastern design elements in … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, Jeddah, restaurant 4 Comments
Moroccan Style Lantern
This gorgeous Moroccan style lantern hangs in the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah.
Posted in Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged decor, Jeddah, restaurant 3 Comments
Colorful Evening Gowns
I’ve shown you photos of over-the-top evening gowns several times before. These were just so colorful, I just had to include them! For an explanation of when dresses like these are worn in Saudi Arabia, see this post and read … Continue reading
Posted in Celebrations, Clothing, contradictions, Culture, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Clothing, dress, fashion, Jeddah, wedding, women 19 Comments
Gold Salesman in Saudi Arabia
Gold is sold by weight here in Saudi Arabia – design doesn’t really matter as far as the price goes. Gold is almost always given to Saudi brides and is commonly found in 18K, 21K, or 24K.
Gas Prices in Saudi Arabia
Leif – this is for you. Ok, to convert this into US Dollars and Gallons for you, here goes: Roughly 4 Litres equals 1 Gallon, and 1 Saudi Riyal is equal to 26 cents US. So, on the Left – … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged comparisons, gas prices 32 Comments
Day’s End on the Red Sea
Posted in Architecture, Life, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged beach, Corniche, Jeddah, leisure, living, Red Sea, sunset 2 Comments
Family Time on the Red Sea
This gate and walkway lead to the lovely Floating Mosque of Jeddah. The walkway extends above the waters of the Red Sea when it is high tide and the mosque appears to be floating in the sea. Many people come … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, Corniche, Islam, Jeddah, mosque, Red Sea, Religion 4 Comments