Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Jeddah Salon and Spa

Many of the salon/spas for women in Jeddah are housed in private villas in residential areas.  Men are not allowed inside.  There are many of these spas all over the city, offering the usual salon services like haircuts, mani/pedis, waxing, and massages.  Physical beauty is very important for Saudi women, as it is for women everywhere.  But in this country, first impressions and physical attraction are probably even more crucial since opportunities for men and women meeting are very limited due to society's strict gender segregation.  So beauty is a key factor for a man looking for wife in this culture since dating is not generally accepted.   Salon/spas do a thriving business here in Jeddah. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

SkyWatch: Camel in the Desert

I haven't seen many animals in the wild here in Jeddah, as I don't get outside the city much, so I do get excited when I see a camel on the loose.  The purple and blue hued mountains in the distance made this photo even more special. 

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saudi Arabia: Mosque Windows

Mosques generally don't have stained glass windows like churches usually do where I come from.  But many mosques that I have seen have wrought irons designs which remind me of stained glass.  These windows are on a mosque out in the country.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saudi Arabia: Shepard

This sheep and goat herder was out walking in the desert near Waba Crater with his flock of about 30 animals, some of which you can see in the background.  He is Pakistani.  He carried a wooden stick which he used as a walking cane. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saudi Arabia: Playground

This is a small portion of a huge playground area near Waba Crater.  There was even a grassy area to play on.  I love the space alien theme. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saudi Arabia: Volcanic Rock

This desolate terrain near Waba Crater in Saudi Arabia consists of dirt topped with volcanic rock.  To see more photos and learn more about Saudi Arabia's Waba Crater, CLICK HERE