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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: Jeddah
The symbol for hospitals and medical clinics here in Saudi Arabia is the red crescent. We have found the medical care here to be excellent and affordable, although in recent years prices have gone up a bit. But it’s still … Continue reading
Zanjbeel Bistro (the Arabic “zanjbeel” translates to “ginger” in English) has an alluring exterior graphic of Marlon Brando from the Godfather. We haven’t eaten there yet but hopefully one day we will. They offer Saudi street food. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/saudi-street-food-bistro.html
Wedding Halls are a big business here in Saudi Arabia. They are found in pretty much every neighborhood. New ones are even more elegant than the ones built before. Most Saudi weddings tend to be very elaborate and expensive. I’ve … Continue reading
Every neighborhood in Saudi Arabia has a mosque – or several – within walking distance. Since Muslims pray five times daily, mosques are conveniently located so men can easily drop whatever they are doing when they hear the call to … Continue reading
I’ve seen this tea in the supermarket here in Jeddah many times. Al Kbous is a Yemeni company with a tea factory here in Saudi Arabia. I’ve always wondered why the image on the package is of a graduate. I … Continue reading
Geometric shapes and patterns are often incorporated into very distinctively Saudi designs. Geometry is a hugh part of Islamic art. The designs adorning this restaurant are not as intricate as typical geometric Islamic art but none-the-less, one can quickly identify … Continue reading
One would think that a shop for VIPs would make sure that their business sign was spelled correctly. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/06/jeddah-vip-shop-with-misspelled-sign.html
Going through my old photos since I’m not getting out much these days. These are pics of Valentine’s Day displays in a chocolate shop from a few years ago. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/06/love-is-in-air.html
Felafel is a favorite vegetarian Middle Eastern food, made of ground legumes and vegetables, like chick peas, fava beans, scalions, garlic, and parsley. The ground up mixture is formed into ball shapes and then deep fried, but they can also … Continue reading
Jeddah’s airport has four terminals – North, South, New, and Hajj. Right now due to the Corona Virus, all international flights have been suspended indefinitely. Some domestic flights resumed a few weeks ago. The annual Hajj pilgrimage, when Muslims around … Continue reading