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: 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
Posted in Clothing, Culture, Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Clothing, dress, henna, Jeddah, women 6 Comments
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Culture, Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, Islam, Jeddah, living, mosque, Muslim, Religion 8 Comments
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Celebrations, Culture, Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged ban, Religion, religious police, Valentine 1 Comment
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Culture, Life, Middle East, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Arabic, Architecture, business, incense, Jeddah, living, mall, market, modern, shop, signs 1 Comment
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
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.
Posted in Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged parking, signs 1 Comment
Accidents and Prayers
When I snapped this photo as I was passing by in a vehicle, I didn’t realize what I had captured until I got home and uploaded it onto the computer. The sculpture in this photo is one of the more … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Clothing, Culture, Landmarks, Life, Middle East, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Sculptures Tagged dress, Islam, Jeddah, monuments, Muslim, prayer, Religion, Sculptures, workers 7 Comments
Here in Saudi Arabia, the sexes are strictly segregated. Almost all restaurants have a separate entrance and eating area for families, and another entrance and eating area for men who are unaccompanied by women. All the weddings I have been … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, family, Jeddah, segregation, signs 3 Comments
Rare Umbrella Sighting
It hardly ever rains here in Jeddah, but this past week, there has been rain on several days. In fact I don’t recall ever seeing anyone using an umbrella until I saw this guy out the window of our apartment. … Continue reading
Posted in Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged construction, Jeddah, rain, weather Leave a comment