About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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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On one of our recent rare outings to buy groceries and to purchase hair clippers so I can start cutting my husband’s hair, I saw these beautiful lanterns at SACO. I’m a big sucker for lanterns like this – but … Continue reading
Back in January of this year, before the Corona-virus scare really took hold, the seasonal Bastah Market was well attended here in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia has been in various forms of lockdown now for almost three months. What a huge … Continue reading
At the top of the escalator, I looked back and liked the lines and composition of what I saw. As many times as I have been there, I hadn’t ever really noticed the curve of the stairs on the right … Continue reading
A few months ago the Saudi government took steps to address the high rate of diabetes and other health concerns caused by the addition of sugar in beverages. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/06/saudi-arabia-sugar-tax.html
I just love all the houseware shops here in Jeddah – and there are a million of them! Saudi serving style runs on the fancy side, so there is always a lot of offerings in gold and silver with fancy … Continue reading
While prices for many products have risen since we moved here 12 years ago, the price of bread has still remained relatively low. Above is a large flat bread that has black seeds imbedded in it. It’s thick and tasty … Continue reading
Many products sold during Ramadan are presented in special Ramadan themed packaging, like this beautiful tin box of chocolate covered nuts by Jewels. The blue and gold design is very appealing and I love how the shape of the box … Continue reading
For the monthlong Ramadan period here in Saudi Arabia, grocery stores will usually carve out an area for special Ramadan treats and sweets. It is a time when families generally get together to break the day’s fast at sunset. The … Continue reading
Bastah Market – a local Jeddah seasonal market that assists new businesses get off the ground. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/05/basta-market-in-january.html