31 May 2018

Jeddah during Ramadan

I didn't ever get these photos posted from Jeddah last year.  We spent the last week of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr there.  Our camera isn't great in the dark, but these are the photos I have.  This is the only place I've ever been in Saudi Arabia that actually feels authentically alive.  There was street food, games, hand-cranked rides, and lots of people out (although almost no women, as you can tell in the photos (women are always in black here which makes it really easy to spot women in any photo - if no one is wearing black, there are no women).  It's totally fine for women to be out shopping though. 

We asked around this year to see if there is anything at all like this in Riyadh.  Not surprisingly, there's not.  Next year in Cairo.

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