Monthly Archives: March 2012

Desperate Housewives Middle East Style

The Middle East has its own version of the popular long-running TV series “Desperate Housewives,” called Nesa’a Ha’erat. This Turkish soap opera is popular in Saudi Arabia, and while it is shot in Turkish, the voices are dubbed over in … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Banking ATM

A popular chain bank in Jeddah uses a tall green tower to make it easy for its customers to spot ATM outlets. The tall green tower mimics the minarets from mosques, which often are lit up in green lighting. To … Continue reading

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HOME: The Aramco Brats Story

Home: The Aramco Brats Story is a 90 minute documentary film made by three young American men who were born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Their goal in making the film was to set the record straight about the country … Continue reading

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Jeddah at Dusk

This is another shot taken at dusk from the rooftop of our building. I’d like to draw your attention to the center of the photo where you can see a tall building with a large graphic visible on one side. … Continue reading

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Home Accessories

In general Saudis prefer to decorate their homes very formally and like to accessorize with elegant dust collectors. I do like the unusual incense burner below with the crescent moon on top.

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Our World: Dessert at Chapter

Chapter is a new restaurant and bakery at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah. Their desserts look so yummy, it’s hard to choose! Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life … Continue reading

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Pizza! Pizza!

Yes, we even have Little Caesars Pizza here!

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Il Villaggio Restaurant: Ossobuco

Il Villaggio Restaurant in Jeddah is a wonderful Italian restaurant that has a yearly tribute to one specially selected traditional dish of Italy. This year’s featured dish was the tasty beef dish called Ossobucco. I wrote about my experience at … Continue reading

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Cool Neon Sign for Restaurant

At night Jeddah comes alive like Las Vegas – its colorful neon signs and buildings lit up in neon are abundant and vying for attention as though there is some kind of lighting competition going on.

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Skywatch: Minaret at Dusk

Everybody knows I have a thing for minarets. I’ve teased that my goal is to photograph every minaret in Jeddah – an impossible task since there are mosques every few blocks in this city of 3.5 million people. Many minarets … Continue reading

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