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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When I moved to Saudi Arabia in 2007, sight unseen, I knew my life would be changed forever. But what I never expected was to completely and utterly fall in love with the Saudi people and its culture. It took … Continue reading
There are modern blue glass buildings all over Jeddah. Today’ss post showcases just a few. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2022/05/jeddahs-blue-glass-architecture.html
Theft is not a big problem here in Saudi Arabia. Many shops have minimal security when they close for the day or for prayer times. No doors, no locks, no alarms. Just big pieces of cloth over the inventory. … Continue reading
There are still things that surprise me here in Saudi Arabia – things that are totally unexpected. One would think that nothing would surprise me any more at my age. Many people would be surprised to learn that Saudi women like … Continue reading
These shiny gold jewelry fringes can be worn on veils, around the waist, or as necklaces These cute necklace pendants are tiny niqabs For little boys, the belted khanjar – traditional curved Saudi daggers Sorry I haven’t been visiting blogs … Continue reading
Once the warmer months hit, I get a little leery of the fresh produce that is exposed to the hot sun for hours on end each day. Their prices are still cheaper than the clean air conditioned modern supermarkets though. … Continue reading
Many Saudi homes have a Bedouin room, used for entertaining and special occasions. This one was decorated for the Eid celebration marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Sweet treats, tea and coffee are generally served to guests … Continue reading
Many slum areas of Jeddah have already been demolished and many more are scheduled to be torn down in the near future. The buildings are unsightly, in disrepair, and house mostly lower paid foreign workers. Despite the mess, I still … Continue reading
The Batterjee House in Al Balad, the oldest sector of Jeddah, was the location of the very first US Embassy in Saudi Arabia. Its distinctive light blue wooden window coverings are called roshan, which make it one of the most … Continue reading