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5 Things Jeddah-wis LOVE!

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# 1 The JEDDAH Sun

Jeddah sun is crazy hot, I agree. But we still love it, don’t we? More than that, we love to complain. The good thing for us is that we can escape the humidity by quickly running into our coolly conditioned cars or houses. Regardless, sunshine is a big blessing for us, and when a lot of us travel off to cooler places, we really really miss the Jeddah sun.

# 2 The JEDDAH peace

I don’t know how to explain it exactly, but there’s this peace that you find amongst the traffic jams, the humidity – it’s inexplicable, but when you’re in Jeddah, you tend to get very absorbed into the almost nice, static feeling of being present in the moment.

# 3 The Abaya

I know, I know, it’s just another layer of black cloth and it makes us feel hotter, but don’t you just love those times where you’re in your PJs, or totally inappropriately dressed to go out, and then your eyes find that shiny, black dress-like Abaya that you can quickly just put on top and look dressed up? I sure do!

# 4 JEDDAH Food

I don’t mean www.jeddahfood.com, but even that – how great is it to have practically every eating place on one website? & what does that show you, that we have SO many places to eat, and they’re all really, really good! With all the expatriates and different cultures that make the city of Jeddah, each one of us gets the opportunity to feast on each cultures’ delicious cuisines!

My absolutely favourite thing to eat currently: The Tomato Basil Soup from Uptown 966!

# 5 Corniche!

Especially with all the new changes they’ve made to the beach, it’s really nice to go there when the weather is slightly cooler in the evenings for a BBQ or something.

We’re all really blessed to live in such a beautiful city, don’t you think? What are your favourite things about Jeddah? xx

 

2 Comments

  1. Nuur

    October 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    couldn’t agree more ! i miss jeddah,really !!

  2. Reem

    April 29, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I couldn’t disagree more, and quite frankly reading this makes me SO grateful that I am finally out of that hell-hole and back in the States.

    1) The sun? Unfortunately despite the fact that it’s super sunny and you may LOVE it to death, chances are you and every other female in Saudi still has a vitamin deficiency because you are all forced to wear an abaya in public.
    2) PEACE? This is definitely the first time I’m hearing this one LOL. Jeddah is NOT peaceful. It’s one of the most stressful places I have ever lived- and I’ve lived in 12 cities all over the world. Not to mention the business thugs- my dad lost over 2 million DOLLARS of his own savings from Saudi pigs not paying up!
    3) I don’t know about you, but unless you’re wearing one of those abayas that are connected in the front (LAME!) you definitely have to have nice jeans and shoes on AT LEAST. So yeah, I’ve never experienced what you’re describing.
    4) I’ll agree with you here. It was nice not to have to ask if there is bacon in a cobb salad. Was it worth the lifestyle I had to live? Nope. Nope. AND NOPE. (yeah, I lived in a compound and went to the best schools– still horrible)
    5) The beach was nice. Not the normal one, I’m talking about the resorts. Where all of the parties happened. That is truly the only thing I miss about Jeddah.

    All in all, I have to say that after living there for 4 years, I will NEVER go back. Despite what you all tell yourself about NOT being oppressed….you actually ARE. I was too. It just took moving back to America for me to realize it.

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