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: July 2020
My husband took me to the largest Bird and Animal Souk/Market in Jeddah. It is far south (we live north), so it was a bit of a trek to get there. But it was definitely worth the long drive. The … Continue reading
Many of my photos here in Jeddah are taken from a moving vehicle – and because my husband usually drives pretty fast, I end up deleting a lot of my photos once I go through them. While this isn’t a … Continue reading
Jeddah is home to many unique works of public art. This one is a very stylized racing horse made of recycled metals. This post is linked to My Corner of the World. Do check out the other posts from bloggers from all … Continue reading
Saudi Arabia is abundant in huge ultra-modern mega malls, with worldwide chainstores, movie theaters, food courts, and entertainment areas. Like everywhere else in the world, malls are a big attraction here on weekends and during the hot summer months. from … Continue reading
It’s always fascinating to me to see people gathered together for prayer here in Saudi Arabia. While there are mosques every few blocks, many people just pray wherever they happen to be. In business areas, there are designated places where … Continue reading
Besides the amazing assortment of fresh squeezed juices available in Saudi Arabia, another very popular drink here is sugar cane juice. You can see the stalks of sugar cane standing to the left of the shop’s door. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/sugar-cane-juice.html
Jeddah’s cityscape is adorned with many modern architectural delights. I love the building in the first photo – it reminds me of a zipper. The blue reflective glass is a prominent feature of many of the modern buildings of this … Continue reading
It’s gotten better over the years, but censorship of women’s faces and exposed skin still happens in Saudi Arabia. It’s common to see women’s faces pixilated as shown here, or totally blurred out, or blacked out with marking pens, or … Continue reading
I love seeing signs like this in Saudi Arabia. To visit MORE friendly skies around the world, fly on over to SKYWATCH where you’ll find beautiful skies posted by bloggers all over the world. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/camel-crossing-sign.html