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On The Job

There are many of these Traffic Police Umbrellas strategically placed at busy intersections about the city of Jeddah to provide protection and shade from the blazing hot sun. Most often, there is no one in position at these umbrellas keeping … Continue reading

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Hangin’ Out

One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading

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Truck Art

This is a very common sight here in the Middle East – work trucks are decorated with colorful art.

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On the Fringe

Many trucks and larger vehicles here in Saudi Arabia sport a type of valance across the top of the front windshields. My guess would be that either the normal sun visors broke off or that there just weren’t any to … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Camel Couture

Step right up … Camel Rides, only 10 Saudi Riyals! That’s about $2.50 US. Camels that are used for rides are decorated with brightly colored fabrics, fringe, tassels, silk flowers, and cushions. I have featured many previous posts of camels … Continue reading

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Vehicle Decal

Many vehicles here in KSA sport Arabic script decals like this one on the back window of this SUV. This particular decal contains exactly what the flag of Saudi Arabian government bears, however the flag itself has a solid green … Continue reading

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Baby on Board

One of the issues that really riles me up here in Saudi Arabia is the lack of safety concerns in many areas of life. And when it concerns children, I get especially worked up. This photo is not an uncommon … Continue reading

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Bike Riding

Three boys pedal their bicycles down a street in Jeddah. Every day I see boys or men here on bicycles. Many of the foreign workers use bicycles as their main form of transportation. Females are restricted from riding bicycles in … Continue reading

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When It Rains, It Pours

Rain is a rarity here in Jeddah, so yesterday when it came down in buckets, areas of the city were immersed in rain water. I would estimate that in some places, the water had to be close to three feet … Continue reading

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Safe Travels

This message from Toyota comes with the purchase of a new car and wishes the owner of the vehicle safe travels. It hangs from the rear view mirror. My interpreter isn’t handy as I post this so I can’t tell … Continue reading

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