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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Category Archives: Desert
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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