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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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Tag Archives: dates
Dates come in many shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Some are quite dry, hard, or chewy, and others are moist, sticky or gooey. There are hundreds of varieties of dates and they are very popular here in Saudi Arabia, eaten … Continue reading
We were driving along the streets of Jeddah the other day when suddenly traffic slowed to a crawl for several blocks. The reason for the traffic slow-down turned out to be a block long array of date stands where vendors … Continue reading
Bunches of fresh dates such as this are readily available in most markets here in Jeddah. Each date is about two and a half inches long. They are crunchy and refreshing, similar to an apple in texture. Dates are eaten … Continue reading
This palm tree loaded with hundreds of dates grows along a street outside a home in the middle of the city.
This vendor in Old Jeddah’s Bab Makkah Souk sells dates in a long chain which reminds me of the old sausage links I used to see hanging in the butcher shops when I was a child.
This open air market in northeast Jeddah sells ONLY dates – it’s about the size of a small strip mall.