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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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Tag Archives: Taif
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Taif is an area in Saudi Arabia which is a major agricultural center. Not only are they famous for their beautiful and fragrant pink roses, but Taif also produces an abundance of fruits and vegetables, such as corn, grapes, apples, … Continue reading
During our recent trip to the resort city of Taif, we paid a visit to the Taif Zoo. It’s a small zoo but has a nice collection of well cared for animals, including a bear, crocodile, elephant, and of course, … Continue reading