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ROADSIDE TEA VENDOR

Roadside vendors in remote areas selling tea and fresh roasted corn is very common here in Saudi Arabia.  It’s a nice way to take a break from traveling and stretch one’s legs. The photos in today’s post were taken by … Continue reading

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WEEKEND ROUND-UP – “C”

STARTS WITH “C” – CORN ROADSIDE VENDORS HERE OFFER ROASTED CORN AND TEA A FAVORITE – COMMUNITY BABOON FAMILIES, SENSE OF COMMUNITY COLORFUL – WHAT’S MORE COLORFUL THAN A ROADSIDE FRUIT STAND? LINKING TO – THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP THE PHOTOS … Continue reading

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BABOONS IN TAIF, SAUDI ARABIA

BABOON FAMILY – AND BABY MAKE THREE PROTECTIVE MADONNA AND CHILD BABOON TEACHER AND STUDENTS TODAY’S WONDERFUL BABOON PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY MY FRIEND MARIETTE RAUBENHEIMER.  THANK YOU, MARIETTE, FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE THEM HERE.     LINKING TO – OUR WORLD … Continue reading

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The Wall

This relic of a wall is located in Taif. There is no other structure in sight, so I’m guessing that this wall was built as a property line of some sort, but I don’t know for sure. When I uploaded … Continue reading

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Taif’s Le Meridien Hotel

Taif, Saudi Arabia, is a popular summer retreat for many Saudis, including the royal family, because of its cooler weather which offers welcome relief when the rest of the country is scorchingly hot. Taif is nestled in a mountainous area … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Clouds Over Mosque

There are mosques conveniently located throughout Saudi Arabia. In cities, you can find them every few blocks and in the country, every few miles. This mosque is located in the farming community of Taif, a few hours drive from Jeddah. … Continue reading

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Camel Blends In

I took this photo of a camel in Taif, Saudi Arabia. I was struck by how well he really seems to blend into the landscape, even with the blanket on his hump. This camel is rented out for rides that … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Country Living

These walls surrounding a villa in the countryside caught my eye. It is located in the hills outside of Taif, a mountainous region famous for its agricultural produce. I really wish I could have seen inside. I loved the low … Continue reading

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Baboon Harem

Surrounded by three of his many wives, this silvery colored male baboon appears to really enjoy his position in life! If you look closely, you can see that each of the wives has a baby baboon clinging to her bosom. … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: The Vase

This sculpture of a larger than life vase is not found on the¬†roundabouts of Jeddah, but on a center traffic island in the city of Taif, which is about 100 km from Jeddah.¬†¬† Hopefully you can get an idea of … Continue reading

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