Tag Archives: Hospitality

ROADSIDE TEA VENDOR

Roadside vendors in remote areas selling tea and fresh roasted corn is very common here in Saudi Arabia.  It’s a nice way to take a break from traveling and stretch one’s legs. The photos in today’s post were taken by … Continue reading

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Sweets for the Sweet Tooth

I adore looking in the bakery at the beautiful displays of cakes and other sweets.  Saudis in general have a real sweet tooth.  Saudi hospitality dictates that sweets and tea or juice are automatically offered to guests.  So it’s no … Continue reading

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The Coffee Server – in Jeddah

At all functions and events I have attended here in Saudi Arabia, there are always beautifully tailored, traditionally dressed men offering Arabic coffee to guests.  The Arabic coffee is called gahwa and the man serving it is called “gahwa jee.” … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Dallah

The dallah coffee pot is very distinctive with its exaggerated spout and an overall shape resembling the female form, with a waistline and bulbous hips.  It can be made out of a variety of materials, like steel, brass, silver, plastic, … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Dallah

The dallah coffee pot is very distinctive with its exaggerated spout and an overall shape resembling the female form, with a waistline and bulbous hips.  It can be made out of a variety of materials, like steel, brass, silver, plastic, … Continue reading

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