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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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This highly embellished outfit in a Jeddah shop window caught my eye. There is gold and silver trim on the bodice and hundreds of small gold and silver metal embellishments all over the garment. The sleeves are belled, the … Continue reading
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Traditional men’s clothing is available from baby sizes to adult. There is nothing cuter than seeing a toddler dressed up in a Saudi man’s traditional clothing! from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/04/traditional-mens-clothing-shop.html
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
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
If you press his hand, he dances to music.
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
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
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