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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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Category Archives: Animals
One of the satellite sports television channels often airs camel racing, a popular sport in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life is … Continue reading
Amidst the many satellite dishes and large water tanks, there are many interesting things I can see from my perch atop our apartment building in Jeddah. About a block away, I can see this rooftop pigeon roost. I don’t know … Continue reading
This is Hussan, a camel herder from Sudan who lives in Saudi Arabia. He has just milked a camel for us. He will pour the fresh warm milk into a plastic bag for us to take away. A few posts … Continue reading
A few days ago I posted a couple of close-up photos of a camel satisfying an itch on a fencing post. Here’s a shot of mama camel and her baby scratching in unison. Aren’t they cute?
This photo just screams “Saudi Arabia.” Not a cloud in the sky. Mama and baby camel in the desert. A mosque and new construction visible in the background, along with a couple of palm trees. I love this photo! To … Continue reading
Baby camels nurse from their mamas for about two years. Camel milk is also good for humans. It is very nutritious, and compared to cow’s milk, is higher is Vitamin C and is more easily digested, which makes it better … Continue reading
I think this is just one of those classic images of when one imagines a Middle Eastern desert scene with the camel at rest and the tent off in the distance. If you look closely, you can see the little … Continue reading
Ok, I know this is probably a little gross or distasteful, but I thought some of you might be interested in seeing what camel dung actually looks like. I remember years ago being fascinated with a show on the Discovery … Continue reading
Three years ago in Saudi Arabia, about 2000 (with estimates as high as 5000) camels mysteriously dropped dead, suffering from symptoms including vomiting, fainting, excitability, paralysis, neurological problems, and sweating, which indicated some type of poisoning as opposed to an … Continue reading