Category Archives: Odd or Unusual

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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Our World: Red Okay if Not Valentine’s Day

Normally you can see this type of merchandise in shops all over Saudi Arabia, but in February of each year around Valentine’s Day, there is a ban on selling items such as this. This year alone, religious police arrested over … Continue reading

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Incense at Storefront

You can see huge incense burners like these outside many stores and shops in Jeddah. Usually there are smaller incense burners on top of ones like these where the incense is burned. People like to stop by and wave the … Continue reading

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Hot Apple Seeder

English grammatical and spelling errors are commonly seen around Jeddah on menus, maps, and signage, where of course the native language is Arabic.

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Our World: To Each Her Own

This nightgown in a shop window is a little – well, obnoxious? I’m constantly amused at some of the fashions I see here… Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life … Continue reading

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Didn’t Get the Message

I truly wonder if the missing “N” is the reason the person who parked his car here didn’t understand the meaning of the message written boldly on the wall.

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