Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STOCKING UP DURING RAMADAN

MANY SPECIAL FOODS ARE TRADITIONALLY EATEN DURING RAMADAN, SO THERE ARE HUGE DISPLAYS IN SUPERMARKETS FOR POPULAR ITEMS.

I'VE NEVER SEEN A DISPLAY LIKE THIS IN A SUPERMARKET BEFORE

MEAT PIES CALLED SAMBUSEK ARE WRAPPED IN A SPECIAL DOUGH IN THE SHAPE OF A TRIANGLE AND THEN FRIED - A VERY POPULAR ITEM EATEN DURING RAMADAN.  ABOVE IS THE DOUGH.  BELOW IS SAMBUSEK, READY TO EAT!



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Sunday, April 11, 2021

SAUDI ARABIA'S NEED FOR PRIVACY

PRIVACY EXTENSIONS ARE NOTICEABLE ALL OVER JEDDAH.
HUGE SCREENS ARE ATTACHED ATOP ALREADY TALL WALLS FOR ADDITIONAL PRIVACY.  THE REASON FOR THIS IS TO AFFORD THE WOMEN OF THE RESIDENCE THE LUXURY OF BEING OUTSIDE WITHOUT THEIR HAIR AND BODIES BEING PROPERLY COVERED ACCORDING TO THIS CULTURE.  THE UNSIGHTLY SCREENS ARE SUPPOSED TO SHIELD ANY PRYING EYES FROM NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS FROM GAZING UPON WOMEN WHO ARE NOT RELATED TO THEM.  






LINKING TO - MOSAIC MONDAYS


 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021

WEEKEND ROUNDUP - LETTER "O"

"OVER" THE HEAD ABAYA - VERY CONSERVATIVE STYLE

STARTS WITH "O" - ORANGE BED & BATH SHOP

A FAVORITE - "ORANGES" ONE OF MY FAVORITE FRUITS

LINKING TO - THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP

Thursday, April 8, 2021

JEDDAH ARCHITECTURE & SKIES

JEDDAH'S FLOATING MOSQUE ON THE RED SEA

A MODERN SLEEK BLUE GLASS HOTEL IN JEDDAH

STALKS OF WHEAT SCULPTURE BY SALAH ABDULKARIM;
A RELIGIOUS SCULPTURE WHOSE BASE SAYS - 
"THE LIKENESS OF THOSE WHO EXPEND THEIR WEALTH IN THE WAY OF GOD IS AS THE LIKENESS OF A NEW GRAIN OF CORN WHICH SPROUTS SEVEN EARS."
(HOLY KORAN 2:261)

LINKING TO - SKYWATCH



 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

GRAPHIC SIGNS AROUND JEDDAH

CROWN PRINCE ON HUGE LED SCREEN AT MALL

CROWN PRINCE & KING ON BUSINESS ENTRANCE

ANOTHER PRINCE ON A HUGE LED SCREEN ON A HOTEL

LINKING TO -  SIGNS 


 

Monday, April 5, 2021

VARIETY PICTURE PACK FROM JEDDAH

COLLAGE OF PHOTOSHOPPED GATE PICS

THE ORIGINAL GATE PHOTO

RAINBOW OF SANDALS

HEMP HAND CREAM IN SAUDI ARABIA

NEW TAXI COMPANY IN JEDDAH

LINKING TO -  MOSAIC MONDAYS


 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

READY FOR RAMADAN

RAMADAN DECORATIONS IN SUPERMARKET

DATES ARE OFTEN EATEN TO BREAK THE FAST DURING RAMADAN

SPECIAL RAMADAN PACKAGING FOR CHOCOLATES

LINKING TO - ALL SEASONS

 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

SAUDI CLOTHING

SAUDI MEN VISITING GOV'T OFFICES MUST WEAR TRADITIONAL GARB


FIRST YELLOW ABAYA I'VE EVER SEEN!

TRADITIONAL MEN'S CLOTHING

LINKING TO - WEEKEND REFLECTIONS



 

Friday, April 2, 2021

WEEKEND ROUNDUP - LETTER "N"

STARTS WITH "N" - "NAJRAN," SAUDI ARABIA

A FAVORITE - "NECKLACE," BEDOUIN JEWELRY

"NEAR" - THIS MALL IS VERY "NEAR" TO OUR PLACE IN JEDDAH

LINKING TO - THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP

FRIDAY BLISS


Thursday, April 1, 2021

APRIL FOOL, SCHOOL, SKY & KIDDOS

MAN IN WHEELCHAIR DARTING IN & OUT OF HEAVY TRAFFIC, SELLING WATER BOTTLES. I FEARED FOR HIS LIFE.

AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN JEDDAH

SCHOOL UNIFORMS

ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN JEDDAH

PRESCHOOL KIDS ON INTERNATIONAL DAY

LINKING TO - CITY DAILY PHOTO


 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

ROAD SIGNS IN SAUDI ARABIA

MOST SAUDI ROAD SIGNS ARE IN BOTH ARABIC AND ENGLISH

SPEED LIMIT SIGN - CARS, 110 KM - BIG TRUCKS, 90 KM

WARNING OF TRAFFIC SPEED CAMERA & SPEED LIMITS

INTERESTING SIGN ON ROAD TO MAKKAH

LOTS OF INFORMATION - YIKES

LINKING TO -  SIGNS