Category Archives: Culture

Abaya Detergent

Laundry detergents especially for black abayas – there are so many brands, it’s unbelievable. This is just a small sample of an entire aisle of abaya detergent in one shop. Be sure to visit¬†OUR WORLD TUESDAY,¬†where family-friendly bloggers share a … Continue reading

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Souk Shopping

Even though lingerie shops are supposed to be staffed by women, there are still plenty of other small shops in souks that employ men in those positions. Since these shops also sell clothing items for men and children too, they … Continue reading

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Cute Incense Burners

I love the wide variety of incense burners I have seen in different shops around the city of Jeddah.

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Tiny Shop in Al Balad

I think the pop of colors of the purple crate with the yellow bananas on top makes this photo charming.  

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Modern Buildings in Jeddah

An unfinished building in downtown Jeddah and a curvy blue glass building with a tribute to the king.

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Sasquatch of Arabia?

I was recently sitting in a waiting area of a local hospital here in Jeddah and the African woman seated next to me was wearing these furry thongs and the tips of her toes were hennaed in black. I had … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Yellow Mosque

I’ve never seen a mosque such a bright color as this one! This is a brand new mosque near downtown Jeddah. I’m guessing that it was built by a businessman who also built the matching colored apartment building behind and … Continue reading

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