Monthly Archives: January 2011

Break Time

A common scene in Jeddah of workers sitting in whatever available shade they can find. Advertisements

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Intimate Dining

This is another dining area of the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah, which I featured yesterday and the day before that.

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Andalusia Restaurant

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

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Moroccan Style Lantern

This gorgeous Moroccan style lantern hangs in the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah.

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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

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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.

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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

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