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.
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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
Posted in Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged television, women 2 Comments
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, mosque 1 Comment
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
Posted in Culture, Life, Middle East, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged film, Jeddah, movie 2 Comments
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Landmarks, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, construction 2 Comments
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.
Posted in Culture, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged accessories, home accessories, home decor, incense 1 Comment
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
Posted in Food, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged dessert, restaurant, sweets 1 Comment
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Middle East, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged minaret, mosque 3 Comments