Tag Archives: People

A Man’s World

There is a woman in this photo – can you spot her? When women are out in public view here in Saudi Arabia, they wear a floor length, long sleeved loose black cloak (called an abaya), cover their hair usually … Continue reading

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Hanging Out After School

A group of school boys hangs out after school. They’re enjoying a nice cold drink outside a small convenience store where they purchased cold drinks. Boys generally wear the long white dress (called thobe) to school. Some wear loose white … Continue reading

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Selling Gum

It’s not unusual to see all kinds of vendors walking in the streets selling everything from gum, to water bottles, to toys, to flowers. Most of the vendors are young foreign men, but it’s fairly common to see young children … Continue reading

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Hangin’ Out

One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading

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Family at the Beach

It’s nice seeing families out enjoying the fresh air on the seaside. Typically they will spread out a big carpet and bring a picnic lunch. Men and kids can wear what they want, but women are always covered up in … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Seaside Picnic… in the Trunk

There are long stretches along the Red Sea coast here in Jeddah where there are no facilities provided for families who want to enjoy spending time by the sea. Some areas have shaded areas, walkways, benches, or ramadas with seating … Continue reading

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