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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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Weddings are a big business here in Saudi Arabia. The cities are chock full of wedding halls that serve as venues for these occasions. The weddings I have attended here have been elaborate affairs, the likes of which I have … Continue reading
Saudi Arabian television programming consists of many stations which feature religious talk shows, lectures, and live religious services around the clock. During Ramadan – the month when all Muslims fast during the daytime hours – religious programming increases even more … Continue reading
All Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Businesses close for prayers and people stop whatever they are doing to ready themselves for prayer. We were stopped at a red light when I looked over and noticed this … Continue reading
As we were driving by this highly industrialized area of Jeddah, I spied this odd looking open covered area and I wondered what it was. When we got a few more feet, there was an opening where the entrance was … Continue reading
Tha man on the left at this hotel desk in Jeddah is a religious pilgrim. All Muslims are required to make a religious pilgrimmage called Hajj during a specific time of the year to Makkah at least once in their … Continue reading
This was the setting for an outdoor gathering I recently attended at a friend’s home. She was hosting a group for dinner as part of the itinerary of the Sacred Caravan, an organized tour for mostly American Muslims making Umrah, … Continue reading
I don’t know for sure, but my guess is that Saudi Arabia has more mosques per capita than any other country in the world. There are mosques every few blocks in the cities and every few miles in the country. … Continue reading
Millions of people from all over the world come to Saudi Arabia every year during the Hajj, the religious pilgrimage that all able-bodied Muslims are required to perform at least once in their lives. Many come from other countries and … Continue reading
Every year Saudi Arabia welcomes millions of religious pilgrims from all over the world. Muslims are required to travel to Makkah for Hajj at least once in their lifetime, if they are able to physically and financially. The official Hajj … Continue reading