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: July 2020
I rather like the pretty combination of colors used in this gas station. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/jeddah-pretty-gas-station.html
Here is another typical villa in Jeddah – large residence and tall walls surrounding it. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/jeddah-typical-villa.html
Gypsum is commonly ussed here in Saudi Arabia to decorate walls and ceilings. Frequently it is painted, often in gold leaf. Saudi taste in decor tends to run more on the formal side. I’ve often heard the term “Saudi Gaudy” … Continue reading
There are many shops in Jeddah that just sell oud and perfumes, like this one. It’s common for the business to advertise by burning samples of their incense in an oversized incense burner outside to attract customers. Oud is a … Continue reading
Family villas in Jeddah are usually quite large to accommodate large families, plus household help like maids and drivers. All villas that I have ever seen here are surrounded by high walls to afford privacy for the women of the … Continue reading
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/jeddah-entry-arch.html
At all functions and events I have attended here in Saudi Arabia, there are always beautifully tailored, traditionally dressed men offering Arabic coffee to guests. The Arabic coffee is called gahwa and the man serving it is called “gahwa jee.” … Continue reading
Janadriyah is an annual cultural heritage festival celebrating the regions, history, arts, and culture of Saudi Arabia. It is held in an area on the outskirts of Riyadh for a period of several weeks during the winter months, with many … Continue reading