Tag Archives: traditional

CDP Theme Day: Photo of the Year 2010

It’s always hard choosing a favorite photo, especially now with digital affording us so many more possibilities to choose from. My pick for my favorite photo that I took in 2010 was this one – a very simple shot taken … Continue reading

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Men’s Scarf Shop

There are many small shops like this one here in Jeddah that sell men’s traditional clothing and accessories. These ghutras (all white) and shemaghs (red and white) come in various sizes and designs. The igal (black hoop) worn on top … Continue reading

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Arab Boy Doll

If you press his hand, he dances to music.

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It’s a Date!

Dates come in many shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Some are quite dry, hard, or chewy, and others are moist, sticky or gooey. There are hundreds of varieties of dates and they are very popular here in Saudi Arabia, eaten … Continue reading

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Motabag

A traditional Saudi dish is shown here and it’s called motabag (pronounced “mut-thuh-bug”). I’m not sure of the spelling. It starts out as a large very piece of thin filo-type dough. The filling can be practically anything from cheese, to … Continue reading

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Lovely Villa Gate

Private villas in Saudi Arabia are almost always completely surrounded by very tall solid walls around the entire property. There is usually at least one large gate big enough for a car to enter and another smaller gate for people … Continue reading

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Typical Street Scene

This is a very typical street scene in a business section of Jeddah. In this man dominated society, it’s not unusual to just see mostly men only on the streets. One man is walking in the street while talking on … Continue reading

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