Last night, November 21, Jeddah witnessed the sky roar and strike its lightning for quite a long time. The loud thunders started around 11PM or earlier in some places, followed by great and scary lightnings. I’ve been living here for more than a decade now, and it was the first thunder and lightning show I’ve… Read More
Who can help an expat better than another expatriate? Created in 2005, Expat blog is the exchange network dedicated to life abroad. It provides free information and advice to those living or wishing to live overseas. This site can be very helpful to expats who have recently moved abroad. One can find a community where… Read More
Yesterday, November 16, Jeddah experienced a scary weather. It was cloudy followed by great winds and heavy thunderstorms. It was just 2pm and yet, it looked more like 6pm because it was really dark. Students and employees were immediately asked to go home. Some did not leave knowing that there would be traffic jams in… Read More
One of the easiest places to find treat bags fast (but not the cheapest one in town) in Jeddah is in Cake Arts. Treat bags are very useful containers or covers for birthday party treats and favors. Small scale businesses that include small items also use these for packaging accessories, and other small items. I have… Read More
This video shows how amazingly history has met the present (and the future) of Jeddah.
Sunset marks or at least shows the end of our day. Behind every beautiful sunset is an amazing combination of light and dark hues. Same is true for every ending that comes our way. It becomes beautiful, no matter how cruel it looks. If we learn from it, we see the beauty, the light, that… Read More
This is Jeddah’s famous giant bicycle. It has been a very helpful landmark here especially for those who don’t drive. I myself just say “go to the bicycle then I’ll direct you from there”. I’ve heard news recently that there’s a plan to remove it. This photo was taken last week. I guess it’s true.… Read More
In Jeddah, luxury cars are just around the neighborhood. When you go out, it's rare that you won't see one in the streets. This yellow Lamborghini is parked near our house. We often see it when we go out. Yesterday, my husband and son went to the store. Since it was parked, my husband thought… Read More
It was our first time to have breakfast at Fudds last Thursday. Unlike dinner time, it was more peaceful and relaxing. No waiting for tables to be available too. The meals were affordable for such big servings. I love their refillable American coffee! It's my first time to see a restaurant offering refillable coffee!