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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: villas
Family villas in Jeddah are usually quite large to accommodate large families, plus household help like maids and drivers. All villas that I have ever seen here are surrounded by high walls to afford privacy for the women of the … Continue reading
This villa has quite a variety of different architectural design elements and finishes. There is so much to look at! I’m not sure I quite understand the unusual angled white overhang in front, and the use of so many different … Continue reading
All private villas here in Jeddah have tall walls surrounding them, so it is rare to get a glimpse of what exactly is behind those walls. Oftentimes only the home’s roof is visible from the outside. This villa has a … Continue reading
Bikes are a popular mode of transportation for many foreign male workers here in Jeddah – females are not allowed to ride bicycles in public because too much of the female form (her behind) would be visible and prove too … Continue reading
Individual homes here in Arabia, called villas, are usually quite large and generally have a solid 8-10 feet tall wall around the perimeter of the property. The home takes up most of the space inside the walls. There is likely … Continue reading
Arabic writing above the front door of a Jeddah villa, loosely interpreted says “Whatever God wills, he shall put blessings into it.”