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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: workers
A fresh watermelon street vendor finds a little respite from the hot sun by finding a bit of shade while waiting for customers. A cement worker stands out in the heat in a place with no shade. I don’t know … Continue reading
I think with everyone wearing face masks in this time of Covid, people who previously leery or apprehensive about Muslim women who wear veils may have changed their tune a bit. One big complaint I used to hear was how … Continue reading
Hard laborers here in Jeddah seek out shade when and wherever they can. As you can imagine, it’s extremely hot, dare I say unbearable, here in the summer months and just being in the shade makes a huge difference and … Continue reading
Photos taken on my recent outing to the Birds and Animals Souk in Jeddah. I only saw men there – I was the only woman around! I’m happy to report that just about everyone was wearing face masks. Many men … Continue reading
This is a fairly common sight here in Jeddah – an African woman pushing a baby stroller filled with products that they sell on the street or others that are transporting useful items they have picked out of garbage bins. … Continue reading
This female employee of a large supermarket in Jeddah greeted us at the entrance as she dispersed sweet smelling incense in the area. This post is linked to My Corner of the World. Do check out the other posts from bloggers from … Continue reading
Laborers waiting around for work on a beautiful day in Jeddah. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/05/jeddah-waiting-for-work.html
Most souks that sell clothing or fabrics also have tailors who are ready willing and able to make alterations or clothing to order. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life is like … Continue reading
I’m continually amazed at the seemingly unsafe working conditions of so many workers here in Saudi Arabia. Safety equipment and other safety products are rarely used. Most of the blue collar positions are filled by foreign workers from very poor … Continue reading
A common scene in Jeddah of workers sitting in whatever available shade they can find.