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Our World: Adding On

It is common for additions to existing buildings in Jeddah to be built upwards, adding on more floors as it becomes affordable to the building’s owner. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse … Continue reading

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Bike Rider

Bikes are a popular mode of transportation for many foreign male workers here in Jeddah – females are not allowed to ride bicycles in public because too much of the female form (her behind) would be visible and prove too … Continue reading

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Bra Salesman in Saudi Arabia

It’s rather ironic in ultra-conservative gender-segregated Saudi Arabia that women dressed in black tents from head to toe are placed in the embarassing and uncomfortable situation where they are forced to buy their undergarments from men who are so good … Continue reading

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Jeddah Street Prayers

These men are laborers in an industrial part of Jeddah. There is always one man who stands in front of the group to lead the prayer and the others follow. Notice the red prayer rugs/carpets they are standing on which … Continue reading

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Residential Building Construction

Most of the multi-family residential buildings in Jeddah are built in a similar fashion. I’ve compared them to long train cars lined up side by side lengthwise and stacked several traincars high. The only variations might be how many floors … Continue reading

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Market Sign

Much of the signage here in Saudi Arabia is written in both Arabic as well as English. I’m guessing that all signage here is made by foreign workers who are not native speakers of either English or Arabic. I don’t … Continue reading

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Hooray for HyperPanda!

Not only is HyperPanda Supermarket a pleasure to shop in, what with their clean wide aisles and their wide variety of products to choose from, but they deserve kudos for their new experimental policy of hiring females in cashier positions. … Continue reading

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