Category Archives: Desert

SkyWatch: Dusty Days

This year the wind and resulting dust storms have been the absolute worst and the windy season has lasted much longer than it has since I moved here in 2007. Hospitals have been filled with people suffering from asthma or … Continue reading

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Our World: Camel Racing

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

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Our World: Rooftop Pigeon Roost

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

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Dusty Car

This is quite a common sight here in Jeddah – cars covered with thick layers of dust. Dusty cars like this one are parked all over the city. Many appear as though they have just been abandoned.

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Skywatch: Dust Storm

This time of year the dust storms in Jeddah can be awful. On a normal day you would be able to see a mountain range in the distance. Jeddah has been plagued by high winds and dust storms for about … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Not far from the extravagant palaces and the spacious tiled villas of Jeddah, lives a Sudanese camel herder named Hussan. He is a content man with simple needs and very limited means. This is where he lives. The harsh climate … Continue reading

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Freshly Squeezed Camel Milk

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

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